Water environment and rural communities

A practical guide to help rural communities protect themselves from flooding, and also improve water quality and biodiversity, has been launched by Action with Communities in Rural England. It aims to help communities (in river management catchment areas) understand the importance of water in their local area, and especially the impact of extreme weather.

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Charity liability for protesters damage

The Supreme Court has recently considered whether charities could be liable for damage caused by protesters.

This particular case involved the UK arm of marine conservation charity Sea Shepherd, which owned a boat used by protesters organised primarily by a Sea Shepherd group in the US. The UK Supreme Court did not find the charity liable here, but it did lay out some of the logic it would use to rule on a claim.

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