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Did you know that millions of pumpkins end up in the bin? Help reduce this with these recipes:
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NFYFC Oct 30
Well done to the WINNER of the Heart of YFC Award Katie Sanderson from – as voted for by the YFC community. Katie's passion YFC stood out and she has helped so many others progress and develop skills. Congratulations Katie.
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Defra UK Oct 30
We have concluded our review into how gamebird releases on or near European protected sites are managed, highlighting a need to gain a better understanding of how any impacts might be mitigated. Find out more here:
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Defra UK Oct 30
We’ve concluded 2021 coastal states negotiations for Atlanto-Scandian herring & blue whiting. We participated independently for the first time, helping ensure Total Allowable Catches in these valuable fisheries were set in line with scientific advice.
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Tamara Finkelstein Oct 29
Object no. 43 of is an earth observation satellite. uses data from these satellites to track flooding, monitor soil quality, and protect our seas as part of the Blue Belt programme. Lots of data is open, so can be re-used by anyone for free!
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Defra UK Oct 29
There has been coverage in about the sewage discharges into the River Thames from Mogden Sewage Works. Read more 👇
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Department of Health and Social Care Oct 28
When visiting pubs and restaurants, you will have noticed official NHS QR code posters on display for the 📲 QR codes play an essential role in helping to track the virus. But how do they work? Head of Product Randeep Sidhu explains 👇
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NFYFC Oct 29
On the fourth day of , sponsored by , we are celebrating the ways in which YFCs support the skills development of rural young people.
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Defra UK Oct 29
The UK has today signed a fisheries framework agreement with the Faroe Islands. Fisheries Minister said: “This agreement will ensure that annual fisheries negotiations can take place this year to the benefit of our fishing industry.”
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Dept for Transport Oct 29
The UK has left the EU and new rules start on 1 January 2021 We've stepped up plans to help prepare hauliers and ensure trade continues to flow. 🚚 Act now and see our plans here 👉
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Defra UK Oct 28
The will establish a new independent environmental regulator, the Office for Environmental Protection Read more about the OEP and the government’s vision to in today's blog 👇👇👇
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Defra UK Oct 28
In this afternoon's blog we respond to an opinion piece from in Edinburgh Evening News to explain how we will protect our high food and environmental standards in future trade deals. Read more here:
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Northern Ireland Office Oct 28
This morning, Secretary of State was joined by in a Business Engagement Forum with retail CEOs to discuss the importance of transition readiness and the crucial role of retail businesses in the Northern Ireland economy 1/2
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Defra UK Oct 28
. is seeking views & evidence on proposals to manage habitats in five English marine sites. Leaving the EU means we can introduce stronger measures & the proposes new powers to better manage and control our Marine Protected Areas.
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HM Revenue & Customs Oct 27
Time is running out to get your business ready to trade with the EU. Keep up to date with the latest transition information, and make sure you keep your business moving after 31 December 2020. To register for our free email update service visit
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Defra UK Oct 27
Our green spaces, plants and trees have played a huge role in supporting the nation’s health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic. 's training modules will help businesses and organisations protect our plants and trees from pests and diseases.
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RPA Oct 27
Could your farm benefit from a Countryside Productivity Small Grant? William Colton from Tor Farm in Devon explains to David Atwell, Dartmoor Land Management Advisor, how he has benefitted from an RPA Small Grant
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Defra UK Oct 27
Defra’s response to fly-tipping coverage in today’s can be found on our blog Those caught fly-tipping can be given an unlimited fine and face five years in prison
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Defra UK Oct 27
It's National If you're thinking about giving a cat a home always ask to avoid being . Find out more:
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UK Prime Minister Oct 26
Today Prime Minister and visited Royal Berkshire Hospital. They saw how we will improve hospital food across the country, meaning tastier, more nutritious meals for patients and staff.
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