A project which is working to secure a future for one of Europe’s most endangered bat species has been awarded £707,000 of National Lottery funding.

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As England prepares to introduce a charge for plastic bags, BBC science editor David Shukman speaks to Professor Tamara Galloway about the possible threat to the food chain, by the plastics broken down into tiny fragments in our oceans.