Flooding in the North of England Environment Secretary statement on flooding and Storm Ciara Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers’ statement in the House of Commons on flooding and Storm Ciara ‘Mr Speaker, with your permission, I would like to make a statement about the significant flooding caused by the heavy rain and severe gale force winds […]

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The successful role of beavers in reducing flood risk and providing range of wider benefits is highlighted in this piece from ITV news. A trial of beavers living wild on an English river for the first time in centuries shows they can live alongside people and deliver benefits for nature and communities, experts have said. […]

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Angling Trust: Dredging is not the panacea    The Angling Trust is warning politicians not to repeat the mistakes of the past in their rush to make political capital out of the government’s response to the recent floods. Calls are growing to ignore the science and recommence wholesale river dredging as a quick fix. In fact, widespread dredging […]

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