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Rory Stewart in the Borders, Copyright Shoshana Stewart

Rory Stewart spares no pains in getting to know his constituents

8 October 2016 9:00 am

When it comes to speaking of foreign affairs, Rory Stewart is one of the few MPs who does not peddle…

The Environment Agency cares more about wildlife than people

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The Environment Agency may not be much use to humans, but it does great things for the depressed river mussel

Britain needs small government, not weak government. That means strong flood defences

15 February 2014 9:00 am

There is nothing inevitable about the by now familiar sight of residents being towed away from flooded homes, of shops…

Portrait of the week: as the waters continue to rise

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Home Floods grew worse in the West Country. The village of Moorland, Somerset, was abandoned. Then the Thames flooded, from…

Floods of incompetence - why Chris Smith should resign from the Environment Agency

8 February 2014 9:00 am

When Prince Charles arrived in Somerset to meet some of those caught up in the disaster which in five weeks…

Portrait of the week: water, water, everywhere

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Home The Somerset Levels continued to wallow in floods. The Environment Agency was widely blamed for not having dredged channels,…

What medieval farmers knew – and the Environment Agency doesn't

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Our neighbour Philip Merricks is a farmer on Romney Marsh, 90 per cent of whose land is below sea level.…