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Roadshow postponed until April

Although we really hoped we wouldn't have to, we've taken the decision to delay our Roadshow and the online Homeshow until later in the year.

With Omicron cases rising significantly on a da...

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Serious injury after saw incident

An employee has been seriously injured after his finger came into contact with a saw blade, leading to a fine for Neil Smith (Export Services) Limited.

In September 2019, an employee was us...

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State of UK high streets highlighted in new research

Research conducted by Think tank Centre for Cities, "Cities Outlook 2022",...

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Quarter of world’s population had record hot year in 2021

According to new data from leading US climate scientists, nearly a quarter of the world's population experienced a record hot year during 2021, as the climate crisis continues to exacerbate tempera...

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RTPI Cymru publishes study into sustainable rural living in Wales

RTPI Cymru has published a report entitled "Living Locally in Rural Wales" which explores living in rural areas in Wales and what role the planning system can play in supporting sustainable local l...

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North East partners sentenced for waste offences

Business partners Louise Bland and David McNeill from Gateshead have been sentenced following a joint investigation by the Environment Agency and Newcastle City Council into...

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Khan explores extra air pollution plans

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has asked Transport for London what he can "reasonably" do in order to encourage Londoners to move away from driving and instead walk, cycle or use public transport.

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Results of Housing Delivery Test 2021 published

The results of the Housing Delivery Test 2021 have been published, showing that 51 councils did not deliver 75% of their housing target for 2021, meaning they now face the presumption in favour of...

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Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment published

The government has published the third assessment of risks of climate change on the UK. The assessment is required to be published every five years under the Climate Change Act...

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Chemical pollution planetary boundary crossed

A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology has claimed that chemical pollution has passed a safe limit for humans. This level of pollution threatens the stability of gl...

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Environment Agency tells staff to "Ignore reports of low-impact pollution events"

Staff in England's Environment Agency are told to "shut down" and ignore reports of low impact pollution events due to lack of available funds for investigation, according t...

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Planning reform delays impacting on house building

According to a publication from the House of Lords Built Environment Committee, entitled meeting housing demand, delays to the reform of the planning system is having a negative effect on housebuil...

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UK government sued over failure to include policies needed to deliver net-zero

The UK government is being sued by two environmental law organisations, Client Earth and Friends of the Earth, separately over the failure to include necessary policies to deliver promised cuts in...

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Staffordshire to trial reintroducing beavers

The Staffordshire council's wildlife trust is trialling the reintroduction of beavers to local rivers to alleviate flooding risk and improve natural habitats.

The dam-building rodents were...

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Government tells developers to act on unsafe cladding

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, wrote to housing developers that he is willing to use "legal rules" to make them pay for the...

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