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Flood risk this weekend

Flood risk this weekend

Strong winds across southern and western England on Friday and into Saturday will coincide with high tides.

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Brown trout return to Newcastle under Lyme

Brown trout return to Newcastle under Lyme

The Environment Agency has revealed that brown trout, which haven’t been seen in the Lyme Brook for many years, have returned to Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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£4.5 million flood alleviation scheme to open in Cannington

£4.5 million flood alleviation scheme to open in Cannington

Emma Howard Boyd will open the new defence which will cut flood risk to 200 homes and give better protection to a major Somerset road.

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Environment Agency chair visits Grogley and Coverack

Environment Agency chair visits Grogley and Coverack

Emma Howard Boyd meets a staff member inspired to cycle by her visit and sees how Coverack has recovered since flash flooding in July.

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Environmental impact assessment June 2017: River Thames Scheme

Environmental impact assessment June 2017: River Thames Scheme

We have submitted our Environmental Scoping Report to local authorities who will be asked to provide a scoping opinion.

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Community resilience measures June 2017: River Thames Scheme

Community resilience measures June 2017: River Thames Scheme

We have started initial assessments for Community Resilience Measures across the River Thames Scheme area.

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Archaeology surveys June 2017: River Thames Scheme

Archaeology surveys June 2017: River Thames Scheme

Archaeological surveys will start in June 2017 and are expected to finish at the end of the year. Details of locations and survey techniques

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Ineos is granted environmental permit for exploratory borehole in South Yorkshire

Ineos is granted environmental permit for exploratory borehole in South Yorkshire

Permit allows low-risk activities only

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Torcross sea defence repaired after Devon storms

Torcross sea defence repaired after Devon storms

Fixing the sea wall cost £2.4 million and will prevent a repeat of the damage from last year's storms.

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South West Water fined for Devon sewage spill

South West Water fined for Devon sewage spill

A blocked pipe meant bank holiday bathers had to avoid Dawlish waters.

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South West Water fail to report dead fish after polluting Devon stream

South West Water fail to report dead fish after polluting Devon stream

Water company fined after a sewer overflow which should only discharge during storms polluted a stream with sewage for up to two days.

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Exercise Wessex Flare pump test being held in Somerset

Exercise Wessex Flare pump test being held in Somerset

Following on from Exercise Wessex Teal, where the army practised with flood barriers, engineers will deploy one of the Agency's largest pumps.

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Exeter flood defence scheme construction at Quay takes summer break

Exeter flood defence scheme construction at Quay takes summer break

To avoid disruption to visitors and businesses, work will resume on the Quay from October 2017.

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No fishing for coarse fish in rivers from 15 March to 15 June

No fishing for coarse fish in rivers from 15 March to 15 June

The Environment Agency is reminding anglers the ‘close season’ for coarse fish in rivers comes into effect on the 15 March.

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Worm bait returns for trial period at Exmoor fishery

Worm bait returns for trial period at Exmoor fishery

Catch and release restriction remains at Watersmeet and Glenthorne Fishery as salmon numbers are still low after disease.

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Measham residents invited to public consultation drop in event

Measham residents invited to public consultation drop in event

Anaerobic digestion facility permit application open for public consultation.

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Thousands of properties protected in first phase of flood defence scheme

Thousands of properties protected in first phase of flood defence scheme

More than 2,000 homes and businesses in Great Yarmouth will be better protected from the risk of flooding after the first phase of an Environment Agency major flood defence project has been completed.

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Thousands of properties protected in first phase of flood defence scheme

Thousands of properties protected in first phase of flood defence scheme

More than 2,000 homes and businesses in Great Yarmouth will be better protected from the risk of flooding after the first phase of an Environment Agency major flood defence project has been completed.

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Fisherman who gave fake name caught on Facebook

Fisherman who gave fake name caught on Facebook

An angler caught fishing without a rod licence thought he got away with it when he gave a bailiff his friend's name. Then we tracked him down on Facebook.

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Public invited to meet the regulators of oil and gas industry

Public invited to meet the regulators of oil and gas industry

Joint press release with the Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Public Health England and the Oil and Gas Authority

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£200,000 of rod licence money to fund over 50 angling projects

£200,000 of rod licence money to fund over 50 angling projects

Projects will encourage school children to get involved and will help tackle predation

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£200,000 of rod licence money to help anglers with disabilities

£200,000 of rod licence money to help anglers with disabilities

Funding made available by the Angling Trust and Environment Agency will also be used to combat fish predation

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Environment Agency warns thunderstorms and heavy rain across south east could lead to flooding

Environment Agency warns thunderstorms and heavy rain across south east could lead to flooding

Thunderstorms could cause heavy rainfall bringing a risk of localised flooding to some parts of south-east of England.

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Derwent flood recovery 6 months after Desmond unleashed his wrath

Derwent flood recovery 6 months after Desmond unleashed his wrath

As summer approaches, Environment Agency staff and flood affected communities remain focused on recovery and being ready for winter.

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Water quality testing begins at bathing beaches

Water quality testing begins at bathing beaches

From this week, the Environment Agency begins the annual water quality testing at over 400 popular bathing beaches.

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Wet weather leads to flood risk this weekend

Wet weather leads to flood risk this weekend

The Environment Agency warns of wet weather leading to flood risk this weekend

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Lasers reveal 'lost' Roman roads

Lasers reveal 'lost' Roman roads

Archaeologists are using Environment Agency laser mapping data to rediscover hundreds of kilometres of 'lost' Roman roads.

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Bridgwater men save Cumbrian pensioner from floods

Bridgwater men save Cumbrian pensioner from floods

Two Environment Agency field staff who travelled up to Cumbria to provide emergency support to flooded communities found themselves at the centre of a dramatic rescue.

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Farm suppliers warned over waste materials rules

Farm suppliers warned over waste materials rules

New enforcement programme targets inappropriate landspreading

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Rod licence sales to fund even more angling improvement projects

Rod licence sales to fund even more angling improvement projects

The Angling Trust and the Environment Agency release an additional £200,000 as part of the ‘Angling Improvement Fund’.

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People urged to be prepared for flooding

People urged to be prepared for flooding

The Environment Agency warns people to be flood aware following Met Office forecasts of signficant downpours this weekend.

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Environment Agency uses ‘eye in the sky’ to monitor waste sites

Environment Agency uses ‘eye in the sky’ to monitor waste sites

Our enforcement team use Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's AIR (Aerial Imagery Reconnaissance) unit to view waste sites from the air.

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Environment Agency urges people to be ‘flood aware’

Environment Agency urges people to be ‘flood aware’

The Environment Agency is urging people and businesses to be ‘#floodaware’, ahead of its annual awareness-raising campaign.

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Emergency riverbank repairs completed

Emergency riverbank repairs completed

The Environment Agency has successfully completed emergency repairs to tidal defences downstream of Bridgwater, Somerset.

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'Moor’ spaces available on Thames thanks to pilot scheme success

'Moor’ spaces available on Thames thanks to pilot scheme success

The Environment Agency is rolling out new rules to stop boaters overstaying at its free 24 hour mooring sites.

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Advice on the use of metaldehyde

Advice on the use of metaldehyde

The Environment Agency is calling on growers to think ‘soil, slope and stream’ when they apply metaldehyde-based slug pellets to crops.

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Otter dies after being caught in illegal crayfish trap

Otter dies after being caught in illegal crayfish trap

The Environment Agency has warned of the dangers of illegal crayfish traps after an otter was found drowned near Bridport, Dorset.

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Licence dodging anglers receive hefty fines

Licence dodging anglers receive hefty fines

Three anglers ordered to pay more than £2,500 in fines and costs after Environment Agency bailiffs caught them fishing without a rod licence.

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Environment Agency warns landowners to watch out for illegal waste operations

Environment Agency warns landowners to watch out for illegal waste operations

Landowners should be vigilant if leasing their land out to another person or company in case it is being used for illegal waste operations.

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Free flood warnings to be offered to EE mobile customers

Free flood warnings to be offered to EE mobile customers

The Environment Agency has teamed up with digital communications company EE for a new scheme to send flood warnings to mobile phone users.

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Residents invited to Badsey Brook flood scheme drop in sessions

Residents invited to Badsey Brook flood scheme drop in sessions

The Environment Agency is inviting local residents to attend a drop-in session to discuss proposals for the Badsey Brook flood scheme.

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Oxford flood alleviation scheme events increase information flow

Oxford flood alleviation scheme events increase information flow

The Environment Agency and its partners have announced events to explain how they plan to reduce the risk of flooding in the city.

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Top 10 fishy facts as the coarse fish river season begins

Top 10 fishy facts as the coarse fish river season begins

As the coarse fishing season on England’s rivers gets underway, the Environment Agency reveals its top 10 facts you never knew about fish...

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‘Brilliant’ new website helps anglers find perfect fishing spot

‘Brilliant’ new website helps anglers find perfect fishing spot

A new mobile-friendly interactive website has been launched today to help anglers, and would-be anglers, find the best spot to fish.

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Rod licence money to fund yet more improvements to fisheries

Rod licence money to fund yet more improvements to fisheries

The Environment Agency and the Angling Trust announce an additional £50,000 of funding as part of the ‘Fishery Improvement Fund’

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