Minister responsible for badger cull and floods to go

It's been reported that the Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, responsible for the badger cull trials in Somerset and Gloucestershire - and flood defences - has lost his job in the Cabinet Reshuffle

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Environment Secretary expected to lose his job in cabinet reshuffle

Owen Paterson MP visiting Northmoor Pumping Station in January Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is expected to lose his job in David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle.

The Conservative minister came under intense pressure, following his handling of the flooding on the Somerset levels, and also received criticism for the horsemeat scandal and unsuccessful badger culls. Meanwhile, North Somerset MP Liam Fox is tipped to make a return to the front benches.

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