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In November 2010, it was revealed flood defence spending faced a ’27 per cent cut’. The Observer reported: “The department for the environment has said that funding over the next four years would be “just 8% less than our average yearly spend”. But Lord Smith, the chairman of the Environment Agency, told the Observer that […]

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In October 2010, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced plans to hold a consultation on selling parts of Forestry Commission land in England – prompting a huge mobilisation against the proposals. Four months later, and the forestry sell-off has been axed, as the BBC reports: Controversial plans to sell 258,000 hectares of […]

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