Cross-party committee slams 'lack of leadership and deep-rooted complacency' within government over flawed water policy regime
Office of Environmental Protection identifies 'possible failures to comply with environmental law in relation to regulatory oversight of untreated sewage discharges'
Environment Secretary insists 'no loss of environmental outcomes' from ditching water pollution requirements for housebuilders, but OEP maintains proposals amount to 'clear regression'
Government unveils plans to dilute EU-derived nutrient neutrality rules in a bid to accelerate development of hundreds of thousands of new homes in England, as Labour touts planning reform vision
Class action case on behalf of millions of households is first to allege competition abuse linked to compliance with environmental laws and reporting responsibilities - but industry insists claims are without merit
Greenpeace accuses water companies of using nature 'as a toilet', as it publishes investigation into the scale of raw sewage dumping near protected areas
Environment Agency publishes latest review of environmental performance from England's water companies, warning that modest improvements fail to address the scale of the pollution challenge
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