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Daily Archives: August 23, 2019

Row between Ireland and UK over fishing rights heats up after Irish Navy seizes two British boats

The UK cannot continue to accept the unequal application of a deal with the Republic of Ireland over fishing rights, a UK Government spokesman has said. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) representative was speaking on Thursday evening after two UK fishing boats were seized by the Irish Navy amid an ongoing impasse over their right to …

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How a company that spilled 140,000 litres of oil in a Welsh stream escaped any court action

The company responsible for an oil spill which saw thousands of litres of oil pour into a Welsh stream has avoided a fine – but made a donation to a river charity. In October, 2016, routine maintenance was being carried out alongside the A40 outside Carmarthen by Mainline Pipelines Limited, a subsidiary of oil giant Valero. Damage was done to …

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What a whopper! Angler catches monster halibut weighing the same as a 16-year-old boy

The father-of-one, of St Mary’s Bay, in Kent, said: “I have never felt anything like that in my life. “The battle lasted 35 minutes, I had cramp in my arm and my back was spasming. “Thankfully there was no long-term damage, but I was really sore. “It was just such a slow battle, after it took I picked up the …

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