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    US market to open doors to UK lamb from 2022

    US market to open doors to UK lamb from 2022 Written by Defra Press Office UK producers will soon be able to sell their lamb to a market of over 300 million people There has been widespread coverage in the Independent, Express, Evening Standard, City AM, the Scotsman, Press and Journal, as...
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    Coverage of the Environment Secretary’s announcement: Food and farming industry crucial to Government’s levelling-up agenda

    Coverage of the Environment Secretary’s announcement: Food and farming industry crucial to Government’s levelling-up agenda Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread coverage in the Daily Mail, Sky News, Financial Times, iNews, Western Morning News (p.6), East Anglian Daily...
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    Nuffield Report on Gene Editing

    Nuffield Report on Gene Editing Written by Defra Press Office This morning, there was extensive coverage in The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC News, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, Farming Today and others, of a new Nuffield Council on Bioethics report, urging the Government to ensure that...
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    National Tree Week launch media coverage

    National Tree Week launch media coverage Written by Defra Press Office There has been positive coverage of our announcement that we are launching a new coastal community forest in Cumbria, on the first day of National Tree Week (Monday 29 November – Sunday 5 December) in the Daily Mail, News...
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    Great British Beach Clean coverage

    Great British Beach Clean coverage Written by Defra Press Office There has been coverage today in the Guardian, the Daily Mail, The Times and The Telegraph of the results of the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) 2021 Great British Beach Clean, which found that litter on UK beaches has...
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    New report into sewage discharges during the bathing season

    New report into sewage discharges during the bathing season Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread coverage today including in the Daily Mail, the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, the Telegraph, Daily Express, and Sky News about a new annual report by Surfers Against...
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    Flood Action Week

    Flood Action Week Written by Defra Press Office Environment Agency staff are given training using a Mobile High Volume pump which is part of their ongoing programme which is backed by £5.6 billion of investment The Environment Agency has urged the people to take action during Flood Action...
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    Consultation launched on banning single-use plastics

    Consultation launched on banning single-use plastics Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread national media coverage including in BBC News Online, Sky News, the Telegraph, The Sun, the Guardian, the Independent, the i, the Times and the Daily Express of our announcement of...
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    New offence to crack down on dog theft

    New offence to crack down on dog theft Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread positive media coverage following our announcement of a new criminal offence to crack down on dog theft which will give judges the ability to jail pet thieves for up to five years. The new offence...
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    Government sets out commitment to protecting seabed with joint statement on clearing unexploded ordnance

    Government sets out commitment to protecting seabed with joint statement on clearing unexploded ordnance Written by louiscollis Today (16 November 2021), the UK Government has published a joint position statement which sets out preference for low noise alternatives to clear unexploded ordnance...
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    Government considering new action on wet wipes

    Government considering new action on wet wipes Written by Defra Press Office There has been coverage in the Daily Mail of our intention to consider strict new standards for wet wipes to prevent dangerous pollution being flushed down our toilets and ending up in our rivers or littering our...
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    Environment Act coverage

    Environment Act coverage Written by Defra Press Office There has been positive coverage of the Environment Act passing into law yesterday including in BBC News Online, Daily Express and the Evening Standard, as well as in Business Green, ENDS Report, Edie and Let’s Recycle. Through our...
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    Environment Bill storm overflows amendment

    Environment Bill storm overflows amendment Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread coverage including in BBC News Online, the Independent the Guardian, the Express, the Sun, the Daily Mirror and the Press Association of the passing of the government’s amendment to the...
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    Defra response to microplastics coverage

    Defra response to microplastics coverage Written by Defra Press Office There has been coverage today in the Daily Mail and the Times of a Good Morning Britain investigation carried out with Portsmouth University into microplastic particles in the air inside our homes. We are working to...
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    Coverage of COP26 Nature and Land-Use Day

    Coverage of COP26 Nature and Land-Use Day Written by Defra Press Office As the first week of the climate change summit COP26 came to a close, coverage focused on key announcements from Nature and Land-Use day. 45 governments, as well as farmers and businesses, committed to urgent action to...
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