UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Name: UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 59 mins ago - 1 reports

Collection: Agricultural productivity and competitiveness analyses

This series includes published reports of analysis and research by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and external organisations. It includes both studies directly assessing competitiveness and also work examining factors (e.g. ... [Published Cabinet Office - 4 hours ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

The fog begins to clear on CAP greening

Horticulture and Potatoes board chairman, Guy Poskitt, discusses the latest developments on the CAP Greening and Crop Diversification rules, and urges members to keep up to date as details are released.The complications of greening and the three crop ... [Published NFU Online - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Hen harrier petition passes 10,000 mark

Public pressure mounts on DEFRA to publish the Hen Harrier Joint Recovery Plan that was completed last JanuaryThe e-petition calling for DEFRA to publish the Hen Harrier Joint Recovery Plan has attracted more than 10,000 signatures. In August 2012, DEFRA ... [Published Shooting UK - 2 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Defra releases updated guidance on CAP double funding

Defra has released new guidance outlining which farmers will be affected by 'double funding' rules, when greening reforms come into effect next year.During the negotiations over Common Agricultural Policy reform last year, politicians and campaigners ... [Published Farming Online - 3 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

News story: Air quality in your area

Defra provides health advice and a wide range of information to the public on air quality. This is so everyone, especially vulnerable groups, can take appropriate action where necessary.Our air quality forecast and health advice is updated daily and can ... [Published Cabinet Office - 4 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 9 reports

MPs slam PFI waste projects

17 September 2014The funding agreements for ‘lax’ PFI waste projects have been criticised in a report from the spending watchdog.A report from Public Accounts Committee (PAC) found that ‘poorly drafted’ contracts signed by the old Department for Environment, ... [Published Localgov.co.uk - 8 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Parliament report slams government over failing green policies

The Environmental Audit Committee report revealed that the coalition's green policies caused an increase in emissions for a number of airborne pollutants in 2013, having been on an even keel between 2010 and 2012, and having been in decline before th ... [Published Christianity Magazine - 11 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Defra accused of failing Scottish farmers

DEFRA has repeatedly failed to fight for Scottish farming's interests in ­European negotiations, according to Holyrood's rural affairs Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead.Calling for a Yes vote in the referendum, Mr Lochhead said that, in his seven years ... [Published Herald Scotland - 17 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Defra announces agreement to export UK horses to China

UK thoroughbred and jump horses can now be exported to China.New Export Health Certificate will allow for the export of horses to China with immediate effectAn agreement to export horses in the UK to China has been announced by Defra as part of plans ... [Published MRCVS.co.uk - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

UK: Defra publishes new SUDS proposals

Defra, theSUDS are regularly used in Scotland, but have been taken up more slowly in England due to ongoing discussions about responsibility for maintenance and other issues. The aim of the new proposals is to deliver effective sustainable drainage systems ... [Published IWA Publishing - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

Faster SuDS approval system proposed

A faster system to allow local authorities to grant faster planning permission to Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) has been proposed by the Department for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra).In a consultation, Defra has outlined changes ... [Published Utility Week - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

Britain to get new centralised equine database

in NewsBritain is to get a new central equine database, which will enable the country to meet tougher European regulations announced this week.The last centralised system, the National Equine Database, closed two years ago. Its loss was lamented by several ... [Published HorseTalk.co.nz - Sep 15 2014]
Entities: Equine, Database, horse

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"Although badgers will eat hedgehogs if desperate they are not hunters. Their main food is also the earthworm and underground grubs."
However, the committee found that "the department does not accept responsibility for projects delivered by local authorities to meet the national targets for which the Department is responsible"
...the number of homes being built and as part of this, the HCA has been confirmed as the Government's land disposal body,' said Deborah McLaughlin. "It can be a challenge to find land declared surplus and a sufficient mix of land, but we feel there is the beginning of a significant shift for Local Authorities wanting development, and closer working between the HCA and these authorities as a result."
Payment of the grants began shortly afterwards and, the committee said, "the terms of the original funding agreements did not allow central government to unilaterally halt or alter the payment terms in the event that key capital assets were not delivered"

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The fog begins to clear on CAP greening [Published NFU Online - 1 hour ago]
Hen harrier petition passes 10,000 mark [Published Shooting UK - 2 hours ago]
Defra releases updated guidance on CAP double f... [Published Farming Online - 3 hours ago]
News story: Air quality in your area [Published Cabinet Office - 4 hours ago]
Collection: Agricultural productivity and compe... [Published Cabinet Office - 4 hours ago]
Badger cull failure [Published Malton Gazette and Herald - 6 hours ago]
VERGE: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 [Published GreenBiz - 6 hours ago]
Boris Johnson criticised for overlooking LPG [Published Forecourt Trader - 7 hours ago]
Defra issues guidance on CAP greening 'double-f... [Published Farmers Weekly Interactive - 7 hours ago]
MPs slam PFI waste projects [Published Localgov.co.uk - 8 hours ago]
Confusion over solar farm basic payments continues [Published Farmers Weekly Interactive - 8 hours ago]
Referendum’s impact on Scotland’s status in EU [Published Tayside and Fife Courier - 8 hours ago]
Lisney to step down as chair of the ACP [Published PackagingNews.co.uk - 8 hours ago]
Watch: Hedgehog increase in badger cull areas [Published BBC - 8 hours ago]
RDPE Intensive Practical Cattle Handling Worksh... [Published Livestock Northwest - 8 hours ago]
Detailed guide: Open access land: management, r... [Published Cabinet Office - 9 hours ago]
MPs criticise ‘scandalous’ PFI schemes for fail... [Published Public Sector Executive - 9 hours ago]
Horticulture and Potatoes team activity to 17 Sept [Published NFU Online - 9 hours ago]
British Government rubbished over "lax" waste m... [Published Voice of Russia - 9 hours ago]
Press release: New fish passes open in Leeds [Published Cabinet Office - 9 hours ago]
RESOURCES: North West update from HCA [Published Place North West - 10 hours ago]
Waste site PFI decisions slammed [Published Wharfvalley - 10 hours ago]
Badger cull slammed by wildlife charity [Published This is the West Country - 11 hours ago]
Herefordshire Council - MPs slam incinerator plan [Published Evesham Journal - 11 hours ago]
Parliament report slams government over failing... [Published Christianity Magazine - 11 hours ago]
Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security [Published They Work For You - 11 hours ago]
Sugar not the sole cause of obesity: AB Sugar [Published Food Manufacture - 11 hours ago]
Waste management PFIs under fire [Published Construction Index - 13 hours ago]
Labour would abandon 'failed' badger cull pilots [Published Farmers Guardian - 14 hours ago]
How to make the green belt productive – but sti... [Published Conversation UK - 14 hours ago]
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David Cameron's greatest legacy: the rise and r... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 03 2014]
British Prime Minister David Cameron has been making bold, statesman-like noises about Islamic State and President Putin this week. Well, of course he has. It's what desperate leaders always do when their domestic policies and popularity ratings ...
Maya de Souza on sustainability and hospital food [Published UK Department of Health - YouTube Channel - Aug 29 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvsPscMh124&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Maya de Souza on sustainability and hospital food Maya de Souza, Defra, talks about the Government Buying ...
Britain’s Day of Action Against Fracking [Published Oil Change - Aug 19 2014]
The UK had never seen a day like it. Yesterday, there were over a dozen protests against fracking across the country, from Wales to the North West, from London to Manchester. Starting as dawn broke at 6am, activists from the anti-fracking group, ...
The Fat Lie (plus Channel 4 News) [Published Velvet Glove, Iron Fist - Aug 19 2014]
Yesterday, the IEA published my latest report— The Fat Lie — which presents some of the evidence mentioned previously on this blog related to calorie consumption and obesity. The following is a summary of some of the main points, but please read ...
SpAd Movements: Truss Takes PX&#8217;s Porter t... [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Aug 13 2014]
Liz Truss has landed a big name from wonk world as her new media SpAd. Guido understands Policy Exchange brainbox Ruth Porter will be shopping for a new pair of wellies as she heads off to Defra. It’s a strong move all round, Ruth’s telly experience ...
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