Environment Agency to hire 50 farm inspectors to tackle water pollution

The Environment Agency is advertising for 50 agriculture regulatory inspection officers, following widespread condemnation of its failure to regularly check environmental compliance and enforce farm rules, but green groups say this is still not enough.

Green and Angling groups say the 50 new recruits will not be enough. Photograph: Edwin Remsberg/Getty Images
Green and Angling groups say the 50 new recruits will not be enough. Photograph: Edwin Remsberg/Getty Images

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