Bees and planet before sugar and obesity, say campaigners 21 January 2021, Katie Coyne But farmers say use of banned pesticide ‘desperately’ needed to save sugar beet crops. Poor pandemic response ‘due to wildly out-of-touch politicians’ 21 January 2021, Katie Coyne Independent Sage founder Sir David King believes government is ‘turning a crisis to its advantage’. Calls grow for national register of allergen-related food incidents 21 January 2021, Sarah Campbell Coroner’s report following inquest into death of Ruben Bousquet is third to suggest a register would prevent future fatalities. Job losses as Hastings licensing limbo drags on 21 January 2021, Katie Coyne Team faces losing experienced staff in a difficult recruitment area. Food standards are key issue for ‘red wall’ swing voters 20 January 2021, Katie Coyne Erosion of British standards seen as betrayal by Brexiteers in parts of northern England. Tales from the front line: Face masks made fit for purpose 07 January 2021, Terence Harris Face-fit testing thousands of hospital staff for respiratory protective equipment – at short notice. Isle of Man imposes short ‘circuit breaker’ as UK faces months of lockdown 07 January 2021, Katie Coyne Compliance expected to be high as residents keen to get back to relative freedoms of past six months. Food fraud concerns over moves to co-locate pet food and food production 07 January 2021, Katie Coyne FSA guidance aims to reduce food waste but critics call it a ‘backward step’. Importance of test and trace being forgotten amid vaccine excitement, say scientists 07 January 2021, Katie Coyne Independent Sage urges government to do more to support people isolating. EHP named in New Year Honours list for services to policing 07 January 2021, Sarah Campbell Special Inspector brought skills from EH profession into volunteer role, and vice versa.