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Caroline Spelman

The latest news and articles featuring Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Caroline Spelman NEWS

broadband funding announced by Jeremy Hunt

£363m broadband fund for England and Scotland
But some are still concerned UK ambitions lag behind other European countries, despite hundreds of millions invested

''The UK must produce a lot less waste''
The government will be talking to toy makers and the hospitality industry to cut down on avoidable waste

''Let's not repeat mistakes with nature''
White Paper sets out how England's natural environment can be better protected, restored and improved

Incentive could mean weekly bin collections
Councils are going to be encouraged to empty general household refuse bins every week rather than every fortnight

£50m broadband fund allocated to rural councils
Three out of 18 hopeful councils get a share of £50m for next generation broadband rollout


Tewkesbury floodsA new reality as the spending tide turns
It may have survived the government's cull, but in putting a brave face on cuts to flood defence work the Environment Agency shows the new realities for quangos, says Chris Ames

A green and pleasant land
Biodiversity is pivotal to the UK government's environmental ambitions, explains Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

''Airport expansion was always a bonkers idea''Can yellow and blue really make green?
The new politics must deliver cross-party consensus and leadership for a low-carbon society, says Nick Reeves, executive director of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management