Research finds sewage pollution, whether treated or untreated, is primary driver of increased nutrients, algae, and sewage fungus in UK rivers
Office of Environmental Protection identifies 'possible failures to comply with environmental law in relation to regulatory oversight of untreated sewage discharges'
Mea culpa follows rising public anger over the dire state of England's rivers, lakes, and coastlines following repeated dumping of raw sewage by water companies
Government announces plan to put targets to reduce storm overflows on a legal footing, as MPs block Labour's rival bill for tackling water pollution crisis
Party to use Opposition Day Motion to force MPs to consider proposed legislation that would make sewage monitoring and fines legally binding
The ongoing row over the UK's sewage spills looks set to be a major issue for local voters, but there are no quick fixes or easy answers to the crisis