10 key things that happened this week

10 of the biggest stories from the past week: Theresa Villiers appointed environment secretary, Andrea Leadsom back at BEIS with net-zero responsibility, Government publishes net gain planning guidance and more

1. Theresa Villiers appointed environment secretary

Prime minister Boris Johnson has named Theresa Villiers, a former cabinet minister under David Cameron, as his new environment secretary.

An advocate for a hard Brexit, Villiers previously served as Northern Ireland secretary and as a junior minister in the Department for Transport. MORE

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