UK accused of ‘silently eroding’ EU pesticide rules in Brexit laws – The Guardian

‘The UK has been accused of “silently eroding” key environmental and human health protections in the Brexit-inspired rush to convert thousands of pages of European Union pesticide policy into British law.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2019


‘Worst’ bird of prey poisoner Allen Lambert given suspended sentence – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2014 in birds, guilty pleas, news, pesticides, poisoning, suspended sentences by sally

‘A gamekeeper convicted of “the worst case of bird of prey poisoning” recorded in England has been given a 10-week suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2014


Gamekeeper found guilty of poisoning 10 buzzards and a sparrowhawk – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in animals, environmental protection, guilty pleas, news, pesticides, poisoning by tracey

‘A gamekeeper found with a bag of nine dead buzzards on a pheasant-shooting estate has been found guilty of intentionally killing a protected species in what is England’s worst recorded case of poisoning birds of prey.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2014


Court’s reversal of pesticides decision prompts accusations of whitewash – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2009 in appeals, environmental health, news, pesticides by sally

“Court rules in favour of government after Georgina Downs last year won case based on ‘solid evidence’ of harm from crop spraying.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2009


Regina (Downs) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Times Law Reports

Posted December 1st, 2008 in health & safety, law reports, pesticides by sally

Regina (Downs) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Queen’s Bench Division

“Crop spraying controls applied by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs did not properly comply with obligations imposed by the European Union.”

The Times, 1st December 2008


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Campaigner wins pesticide victory – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2008 in environmental health, news, pesticides by sally

“An environmental campaigner has won a legal victory in a long-running battle with the government over the use of pesticides.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2008


Pesticide controls ‘unacceptable’ – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2008 in health & safety, news, pesticides by sally

“A woman who lives on the edge of farm fields in Sussex has accused the government of failing to protect people from pesticides. Georgina Downs claims the government’s method of assessing the health risk of chemicals sprayed on crops does not address long-term rural residents. She is asking the High Court to rule the government’s approach breaches UK and European law.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2008