Weekend press round-up: Coffey ‘fed up’ with water companies

Environment secretary Therese Coffey has said she is “fed up” with water companies, whilst conceding that their pledge to spend £10 billion tackling sewage discharges will largely be funded from customers’ bills. Also in our latest round-up of the weekend papers, the Environment Agency is condemned for “climbing down” to EDF over fish protection measures for the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant and an ex-Royal Navy head warns Russia may have planted sleeper explosives on offshore wind farms and underwater power lines.

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