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Stream polluted by “negligent” Southern Water

Southern Water has been fined £330,000 after raw sewage escaped into a stream near Southampton for what the company admitted could have been nearly...

North projects awarded funding to improve lowland peat soils

The government has announced the recipients of awards to improve lowland peat soils, including over £1.3m to projects across the North.  Peatlands are our largest...

40 projects to benefit from £25 million funding for natural flood management

Forty projects which will use natural processes such as planting trees and creating wetlands to reduce the risk of flooding are set to benefit...

Severn Trent Water fined £2 million for ‘reckless’ pollution

Severn Trent Water has been ordered to pay a fine of £2,072,000 for allowing huge amounts of raw sewage to discharge into the River...

Water company inspections will more than quadruple as the Government cracks down on poor performing companies

The Government has announced plans that will see water company inspections more than quadruple, in an attempt to crack down on poor performing companies. The...

House of Lords committee says we need to regulate the regulators

A House of Lords committee has raised significant concerns over the role of UK regulators, their ability to operate with genuine independence from Government,...

Hoist & Winch designs and manufactures outdoor-specification tandem-lifting hoist for Environment Agency

Hoist & Winch Ltd recently supplied a special tandem-lifting hoist system as part of improvements to Environment Agency flood defence assets at Taplow Weir...

New flood scheme to better protect Worcester road from flooding

The Environment Agency has started work, in collaboration with Worcestershire County Council, on a new £2.5 million flood-risk management scheme to help better protect...

Double down on delivery or Government nature targets will just be daydreams, says environment coalition

In the first major review of the Environment Improvement Plan, Government advisors warn that the Government is off-track, and risks missing the legally-binding target...

Public Accounts Committee says Government is in the dark on flood resilience progress

In a report published this week, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has...

Innovative projects to reduce metal mine pollution complete

The first phase of 2 innovative projects to reduce metal pollution from abandoned lead and zinc mines near Middleton-in-Teesdale has recently been completed. The new...

£450k scheme to better protect a Mytholmroyd school from flooding

A Mytholmroyd school hit by several devastating floods in Calderdale is more resilient to the impact of climate change following a £450,000 project. Burnley Road...

Unlimited penalties introduced for those who pollute environment

Companies who pollute the environment can now be hit with unlimited financial penalties from the Environment Agency. The previous £250,000 cap on Variable Monetary Penalties...

Drought investment must remain priority, experts urge

Drought experts have highlighted the need to continue investing and preparing for droughts to ensure England is in the best possible position to deal...

Environment Agency responds to Panorama investigation

The Environment Agency has responded to the December 4th broadcast by the BBC of it's Panorama programme - 'The Water Pollution Cover-Up'.  The programme discussed...

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