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The Somerset floods and the hairy click beetle

David Cameron and the Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, have been rather disingenuous in their response to fierce criticism in the wake of severe flooding on the Somerset Levels. Implying that the disastrous neglect of flood defences is purely a funding … Continue reading

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Digging for survival

Farming Minister David Heath recently said spiralling costs could force a “dig for survival”. The warning arose as new figures showed fruit prices are more than 10% higher than last year with vegetable costs up 6.7%. Mr Heath said the … Continue reading

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