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Environment Agency (EA)

  1. Businessman fined for breaches of environmental permit

    Crewe businessman faces bill of £84,000 for failing to comply with an enforcement notice.

  2. Environment Agency continuing its flood defence work

    Work is continuing on the £40M Radcliffe and Redvales Flood Alleviation Scheme.

  3. Environment Agency Operational Update – 3 April 2020

    The Environment Agency is working hard with the Government and other emergency responders to protect the public and environment from the effects of Coronavirus.

  4. Coronavirus – Guidance on access to green spaces

    Guidance on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others.

  5. Decision on sea trout netting season extension announced

    A report has been published revealing the results of a five-week public consultation on extending the sea trout netting season in Yorkshire and the North East.

  6. A trial using nature to help reduce flood risk hailed a success

    A natural flood management pilot at a farm in Earby has been successfully completed.

  7. Leicester illegal waste site blocked by restriction order

    Court order prohibits importation of waste to Kingstand Golf and Country Club and an adjoining farm.

  8. Director of firm that caused fly infestation and odour sentenced

    80 hours unpaid work and £10,000 prosecution costs for man who caused suffering to Derby residents.

  9. Find out more about Essex flood alleviation scheme

    People living in and around Coggeshall, Feering and Kelvedon have the chance to find out about the latest designs for a new flood alleviation scheme.

  10. The one that didn’t get away

    Thames boat-owner fined for missing river permit.

  11. Hull man fined for illegal transport of waste

    Offender illegally transported scrap metal without a licence

  12. Government to strengthen reservoir safety following Toddbrook reservoir report

    Reservoir owners and operators will be expected to apply a series of safety recommendations following lessons learnt from Toddbrook incident

  13. Preserving our water resources in a changing climate – industry and government tackle threat to future water supplies

    The Environment Agency and partners from across the water industry set out how the action we need to take to meet our future water needs.

  14. Public urged to check flood risk as high tides continue

    Environment Agency warns of possible flooding on the Severn Estuary

  15. The 2020 close season for coarse fishing commences

    The Environment Agency is reminding anglers that coarse fishing on rivers and streams is closed for three months from Sunday 15 March.

  16. Launch of major 'source to sea' natural flood management drive

    A wide-reaching 'source to sea' natural flood risk management and habitat creation scheme for the River Don was launched yesterday with a day of tree planting.

  17. Marine charity benefits by £61,966 from Enforcement Undertaking

    Birmingham car parts company offered charitable donation after failing to register as a producer of waste packaging.

  18. Illegal Somerset car dismantler to pay £400,000

    Wayne Hillard claimed he was repairing vehicles, not stripping them, but made £1.3m at his Westonzoyland compound.

  19. Coarse fishing on rivers is off limits for three months

    Anglers across East Anglia are reminded that the coarse fishing close season starts on March 15, meaning they are unable to fish in rivers and some stillwaters.

  20. Demountable flood barrier for Welney Wash Road

    The Environment Agency wants to hear from the public as it makes preparations to install a new demountable flood barrier for the Welney Wash Road.