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Environment Secretary one year on, Tree Champion in The Times, WINEP, UK crop boost, coarse fishing and ravens - Monday 18 June

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Environment Secretary Michael Gove reflects on key highlights at Defra, an interview with the Tree Champion in The Times, Water Industry National Environment Programme [WINEP] announcement, further coverage of the new £5.3 million boost for UK crops, announcing the start of coarse fishing season and ravens.

Thursday 10 May - A New environment law to deliver a Green Brexit, a £7m flood defence project, post-Brexit food trade and Countryside Stewardship extension

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In today's blog we look at a new £7 million flood defence scheme which has launched on the beaches of Lincolnshire and at the extension of the Countryside Stewardship payment claim deadline.

Thursday 22 March: House of Lords report on Rural Communities, Natural England and the launch of Network Rail's new drinking water fountain

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On the blog today we discuss scrutiny of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities act, Natural England and the launch of Network Rail's new free drinking water fountain at Charing Cross Station.

Thursday 9 November: Neonicotinoids, bitterns, Cotswolds AONB and glyphosate

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On the blog today: Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces the UK will support further restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, we highlight Natural England work to support the Bittern following stats showing their numbers are increasing, and Lord Gardiner visits the Cotswolds AONB.