Weekend press: Health check of England’s waters faces six-year wait

In our latest round-up of the weekend’s national news coverage, the government is under pressure to accelerate a nationwide health check of England’s waters after admitting that it could take six years to carry out the check which used to be done annually. Elsewhere, one of the world’s biggest engineering and defence companies, KBR, has made a potential $5 billion (£4 billion) takeover approach for the business that decommissions nuclear waste at Sellafield and is helping to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor in Somerset.

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