How green is Coffey?

Some of the environment sector has reacted with concern and surprise that new prime Minister Rishi Sunak has appointed Thérèse Coffey as environment secretary.

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Cleaning company fined after worker fatality

A male employee of a cleaning company died following an accident in January 2018 at Pan Glo (UK) Ltd in Lancashire, which led Preston Magistrates' Court to fine the company £200,000 and to or...

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Ireland firm fined over fatal peat slide

Civil engineering firm Denis Moriarty The Kerries Limited has been fined €220,000, following a guilty plea to breaches of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

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EPA report says water quality continues to decline
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Construction contractor fined over fatal fall

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has successfully led a prosecution against self-employed construction contractor, Jerome McCaffery.


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HSENI remind farmers of slurry mixing dangers

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is reminding farmers to follow the slurry mixing code to stay safe, as the closed period for slurry spreading be...

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World Menopause Day 2022

Today (18 October) is World Menopause Day, which is designated by the International Menopause Society (IMS) to raise awareness of the menopause and to support options to improve health and well-bei...

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HSE launch inspection campaign across the waste and recycling sector

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has started a targeted winter campaign of inspections across the waste and recycling sector.

The campaign on the "high-risk sec...

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Anglian Water fined for pollution incidents

Anglian Water has been fined a total of £1,221,000 following two court cases. Both cases related to pollution incidents occurred in 2019.

The first case related to a series of po...

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Wildlife in great decline since 1970

The Living Planet Report 2022, the WWF's most comprehensive study into global biodiversity and the health of the planet, has revealed that global wildlife populations have declined by 69% on averag...

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Uncertain future for solar projects on farms

During her leadership campaign, Prime Minister Liz Truss stated that she wanted to see farmers producing food and "not filling fields with paraphernalia like solar farms". It is now believed that t...

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Collaboration for commercial fusion energy generation in the UK

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Tokamak Energy have signed an initial agreement on collaboration which will aim to develop spherical tokamaks to produce green energy in the UK.


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250 homes granted in AONB following appeal

Robert Hitchens Ltd has been given planning permission following an appeal to build up to 250 homes in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Cheltenham Borough Council ha...

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Today is World Mental Health Day 2022!

Today (10 October 2022) is World Mental Health Day and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) have set this years theme as "make mental health and well-being for all a global priority", whic...

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Civil penalties for water companies could increase ten-fold

The Environment Secretary has announced proposals for the potential civil penalty for water companies who pollute the environment to increase from a current upper limit of £250,000 to £...

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