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Avian Influenza (bird flu) confirmed in the UK

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) , strains H5N1 and H5N8, has been confirmed in several areas throughout the UK.

The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland and Wales have agreed to bring in new measures to help protect poultry and captive birds, following a number of cases of avian influenza in both wild and captive birds in the UK.

Crayfish plague at Crathorne

Crayfish plague at Crathorne
The Environment Agency has confirmed a case of crayfish plague in the River Leven at Crathorne, near Middlesbrough