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Legal action against Defra over 'failure' to protect rivers
Conservationists and anglers have joined forces to launch a legal challenge against the government, accusing ministers of failing to protect England's "most precious" rivers, lakes and coastal areas from pollution.
The nature reserve on the National Trust run island of Brownsea in Poole Harbour, Dorset, is one of the areas activists claim is at risk Credit: PA
WWF UK, the Angling Trust and Fish Legal have been granted permission by the High Court to pursue their legal challenge, which they say they hope will protect waterways from further damage.
They are demanding a judicial review, claiming that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Environment Agency are failing in their legal duty to take the necessary action.
They are particularly concerned about habitats known as Natura 2000 sites, including "national treasures" such as Poole
Harbour and the rivers Avon, Wye & Eden.
They say agricultural pollution in these areas is causing harm, with soils carrying nutrients and pesticides being allowed to wash into the waters.
Virginia gunman's family send 'deepest condolences'
The family of a man who shot and killed two US journalists live on air before taking his own life have sent their condolences to the families of the victims.
TV reporter Alison Parker, aged 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were shot during an interview in Virginia by their former colleague, Vester Lee Flanagan II.
The woman they were interviewing, the local Chamber of Commerce's Vicki Gardner, was shot and injured. She is being treated in hospital.
A spokeswoman for the Flanagan family, Amber Bowman, said:
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we express our deepest condolences to the families of Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
We are also praying for the recovery of Vicki Gardner. Our thoughts and prayers at this time are with the victims' families and the WBDJ television station family. Thank you.