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Most regions out of drought, but groundwater reserves remain low

14/05/2012
The wettest April on record and continuing rainfall in May have significantly increased river and reservoir levels, reducing pressure on the environment and public water supplies in some parts of England. These indicators have led the Environment...

Japanese firm buys 20 per cent of Bristol Water

11/05/2012
Capstone Infrastructure has sold a 20 per cent stake in Bristol Water to Japanese-owned Itochu for around $68 million (£42 million). The Canadian investment firm retains a controlling interest with 50 per cent of the water company. The remaining 30...

London's newest village green scuppers sewer plan

10/05/2012
A council in south-east London has granted a small park village green status after Thames Water earmarked it for use in its super sewer scheme. Southwark Council said King's Stairs Gardens in Rotherhithe had been given extra protection by law after a...

'More clean beaches than ever' says Good Beach Guide

08/05/2012
The silver anniversary edition of the Good Beach Guide, by the Marine Conservation Society, has recommended 516 out of 754 (68%) UK bathing beaches tested last summer as having excellent water quality – that’s 8% more than last year and the best in the...

Sewage closes beach after flood affects pumping station

03/05/2012
The seafront at Rhyl in Denbighshire has been closed to bathers and an emergency clean-up plan started after a sewage spill at the Clwyd Estuary. People are being warned to stay out of the sea along the nearby coast after a pump at a pumping station...