In brief: Farmer fined £16,000 for illegal water abstraction, bird study shows wind turbines safer than feared

Also in the news: Farmer fined for water pollution and illegal abstraction, new study shows collision danger to birds half as much as feared, government’s independent climate change committee welcomes review into Paris Agreement targets and BEIS consults on older smart meters

by James Parsons
Lee Hazel will still have to pay up even if he is jailed. Photograph: Environment Agency
Lee Hazel will still have to pay up even if he is jailed. Photograph: Environment Agency

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