The South West has the country’s top rated beaches, but MEP warns against ‘watering down’ clean beach standards post-Brexit

Molly has said she is delighted, but not surprised, that a new survey has found seven of the ten best UK beaches are in the South West, with the top spot going to Weymouth and second place to Fistral beach in Cornwall. The survey by Trip Advisor also names two other Cornwall beaches in the … Read more

The future of British farming outside the EU: a report by The Soil Association

This report sets out six proposals for domestic agricultural policy after the UK leaves the EU. These ideas have the potential to transform farming and land use at the scale and pace required to meet multiple challenges – from tackling climate change and nature degradation to supporting rural livelihoods and improving public health.  There is … Read more

Farming Policy After Brexit: a report by Simon Fairlie

The objective of this report is to identify policy options that as far as possible provide environmental, social and economic benefits: Environmental: protection and improvement of soils; enhancement of biodiversity; protection of valued landscapes and wildlife habitats; reduction of carbon emissions, and increased sequestration of carbon; reduction of artificial fertilizer use coupled with more efficient … Read more