10 key things that happened this week

10 of the biggest stories from the past week: Government pledges return of Environment Bill; Downing Street mulls creation of energy and climate change department; Farmers accuse environment secretary of unlawful badger cull intervention.

1 Queen’s Speech: Government pledges return of Environment Bill

The new government will go ahead with plans to introduce an environmental watchdog and binding targets on issues such as air pollution, as well as following through on a controversial pledge to examine reforming judicial review, this week’s Queen’s Speech confirms. MORE

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