Multiple companies fined for breach of climate change schemes

The Environment Agency (EA) have issued civil penalties to over 30 companies for breaches of climate change schemes during the 2020-21 financial year. These schemes are in p...

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Government lacking action to deliver 25 Year Environment Plan - OEP report reveals

A new report published by the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) is the first assessment of the Government's actions in delivering the 25 Year Env...

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Love Island swaps fast fashion for second-hand clothes this year

Known for its partnerships with fast fashion brands like I Saw It First and Missguided, Love Island contestants will wear second-hand clothes this year after ITV announce a new partnership with eBa...

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Details of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill revealed

The Government has published the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, which aims to help to reduce geographical disparities across the UK and to improve equality. The Bill al...

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First grid-scale solar project opened in Ireland

The first grid-scale solar project to connect to the national grid under the Renewable Electricity Support...

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€75,000 fine for recycling company

Shabra Recycling Limited have been fined €75,000 after a fatal incident at Killycard Industrial Estate, Ireland.

The incident occurred on the 16 October 2019 when some stacked bales of...

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Proposed Bill in Scotland sets out environmental design standards for houses

Scottish MSP Alex Rowley published a consultation for a Bill that aims to introduce new minimum environmental design standards for all new-build housing, which will meet the widely recognised "Pass...

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Hydrogen gas trial launched in Scotland

Chemical company INEOS and gas distribution company SGN, are partnering up to trial the transportation of hydrogen into the gas grid in Scotland.

The trial, which is being funded by Ofgem,...

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Study sets out potential for offshore wind

The Future Offshore Wind Scenarios (FOWS) project has set out a framework for how the UK could use offshore wind to meet its net-zero target.

This project seeks to inform decision making an...

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HSE safety alert for mast climbing work platforms

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a safety alert relating to mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs).

MCWPs are commonly used in construction and other...

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Parks and green areas dwindle where new homes are built

An analysis from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) shows that new houses have significantly less access to green spaces because the property developers claim that they cannot afford to build parks...

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Housing shortfall outweighs harm to countryside in housing development permission

Planning permission has been granted for a 70 home housing development in West Wittering. A planning inspector ruled that the development's contribution to needed housing provision in the area outw...

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HSE NI publish health and safety report for 2020/21

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSE NI) have published their annual report and account for the 2020-21 period.

The report sets out statistics f...

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Fatal incidents see engineering firm prosecuted

Graham Engineering Ltd of Whitehalls Industrial Estate, Nelson, has been successfully prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following a fatal incident.

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Skip company fined after employee's arm crushed

Bateman Skips Ltd of Keynsham, Bristol has been prosecuted and fined following an incident where an employee sustained crush injuries to their arm.

On 30 May 2018, an employee was asked to...

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