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Monday 26 March: Floating pennywort, plastic bottle deposit return schemes and an updated welfare code for meat chickens

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Lord Gardiner clearing pennywort

Lord Gardiner removes floating pennywort for Invasive Species Week The Biosecurity Minister Lord Gardiner visited Little Britain lake near Hillingdon today (26 March) as part of Invasive Species Week. There has been coverage in the Daily Telegraph, The Sun, the …

Wednesday 14 March: The Chancellor on plastics and new stats on greyhound injuries

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A greyhound in a green field.

Spring Statement: Single-use plastics and red diesel There is widespread coverage today including in The Times, BBC online, and The Guardian of the Treasury’s call for evidence on using taxes to address single-use plastic waste - announced in yesterday's Spring …

Tuesday 27 February: Historic opportunity for farmers, Animals in circuses, Fly-tipping in the countryside and the Deposit return scheme (DRS)

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An image of zebras and camels

On today's blog, we take a look at a potential ban on wild animals in circuses, fly-tipping of illegal waste in the countryside and wrapping up today's blog with look at the deposit return scheme.

Tuesday 20 February: NFU Conference, State of the Environment report, Thérèse Coffey in Paris and more

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An image of green farm land on a summers day

Secretary of State speaks at NFU conference Secretary of State has addressed attendees and delegates at this year’s NFU Conference in Birmingham, discussing a number of issues close to the hearts and minds of farmers ahead of the consultation paper …