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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.

Monday 12 March: Litter Innovation Fund, Northern Forest, fur imports, Ofwat review and shock collars

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On the blog today we look at Government funding for innovative projects to tackle litter louts, the planting of the first tree of the Northern Forest and a letter from celebrities calling on Government to ban fur imports post-Brexit. We also look at Ofwat's review into last week’s water outages across England and Wales and the Government’s plans to launch a consultation on banning electric shock collars on cats and dogs.