Liz Truss retains Defra role, new ministers named

Liz Truss has been re-appointed as Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). The Conservative MP for South West Norfolk was initially picked for the role last year when she replaced fellow Tory Owen Paterson. She will be leading work to improve the environment, promote the UK’s food and […]

Fears for loss of “virtually all” air quality monitoring sites

Fears were raised over the New Year that thousands of sites which check air quality around England could be lost under government plans to cut red tape. The campaign group Clean Air in London (CAL) is worried “virtually all” of the 10,500-odd local monitoring sites are at risk. This would be “catastrophic”, it warned in […]

Liz Truss replaces Owen Paterson as Environment Secretary

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