Winter is coming…

Last December Storm Desmond hammered the UK, putting many of our Monitoring & Forecasting Duty Officers through their paces. Just short of a year later and we’re at the end of our training programme with an additional officers trained across …

Tackling illegal fishing

The past 33 years of my life has been spent protecting fisheries, particularly salmon fisheries, from illegal fishing and also making sure that legitimate anglers are not cheated by those who fish without paying their way. I am very lucky …

Make your home more flood resilient

home with flood barrier

Updated guide to flood resilience  Having been flooded myself, I know only too well how appalling it can be – being flooded is a life changing experience. I have since supported many people going through the same misery, and everyone …

It's time to get ready for winter

Child's pink wellies and umbrella

We’ve put our clocks back an hour and it’s getting dark earlier. It can only mean one thing – winter’s around the corner. For some this can mean cosy nights in and walks in the countryside, but there are various risks …