Defra

MPs call for plastic bottle deposit return scheme

The plan would ease the plastic crisis that sees half of 13 billion plastic bottles each year end up littered, in landfill or incinerated.

Why 'free range' eggs haven't been free range for weeks

A housing order means that British-farmed chickens have been cooped up in barns since last December - but that is set to change.

Ministers keep low profile after Charles' floods attack

Ministers have been steering clear of flooded Somerset - but for how long? But after Prince Charles' visit, don't expect it to last.