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H7N7 virus: bird flu confirmed at poultry farm in Lancashire
Bird flu
In Brief

H7N7 virus: bird flu confirmed at poultry farm in Lancashire

Six-mile surveillance zone is in place to help stop the spread of the highly pathogenic virus
13 Jul 2015
Badger cull: second anti-TB campaign begins
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In Depth

Badger cull: second anti-TB campaign begins

Despite opposition, badger culling is underway for a second year in an attempt to eradicate bovine TB
9 Sep 2014
Flood prevention: deal imminent for new homes
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In Depth

Flood prevention: deal imminent for new homes

Four-year standoff betweeen developers, authorities and environmentalists may be coming to an end
10 Jan 2014
557 job cuts in flood protection: bad timing for Paterson
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In Depth

557 job cuts in flood protection: bad timing for Paterson

As Cobra meets to discuss flooding, Environment Secretary is left in deep water by predecessor
3 Jan 2014
BADGER CULL: omnivoreshambles engulfs coalition
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In Depth

BADGER CULL: omnivoreshambles engulfs coalition

Now it’s an 'omnivoreshambles’ as West Country farmers fight shy of higher-than-expected costs
19 Oct 2012
BADGER CULL: May steps up fight against 'tragedy'
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In Depth

BADGER CULL: May steps up fight against 'tragedy'

Trial badger culls are to go ahead within weeks, but wildlife groups are mobilising
18 Sep 2012