Company fined £175,000 after worker suffers brain trauma

A London company has been fined £175,000 after a worker suffered serious head injuries that saw him hospitalised for seven months.

The man was working at a domestic property on 3 Marc...

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Company fined £2.3m after workers put at risk of death

A major pipeline transportation company has been fined £2.3 million for safety breaches after its employees were exposed to risk of serious injury and even death while working on a leaking pi...

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Government plans to make waste collections consistent

The UK government is planning significant reforms to waste and recycling management in England. However, councils across the country fear that such reforms would prove chaotic and unworkable.

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Tomorrow is Global Recycling Day 2023!

Tomorrow (Saturday 18 March) is Global Recycling Day, and the Global Recycling Foundation has announced this years theme as 'Creative Innovation'.

Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 t...

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Spring Budget 2023 announced

Today, 15 March 2023, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled his first budget, with certain provisions affecting energy and climate change, as well as some aspects of health and safety.

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Demolished grade II listed pub must be rebuilt

The Punch Bowl Inn in Lancashire was a grade II listed building from the 18th century prior to its demolition. Unfortunately the demolition was not authorised. As a result, Ribble Valley Borough Co...

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UK government could block the Scottish bottle return scheme

The troubled Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), developed under the Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations SSI 2020/154, is set to be dealt another blow, this...

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HSE NI issue emery cloth safety alert

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSE NI) have issued a safety alert to raise awareness on the associated risks from the use of emery cloth around rotati...

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Today is International Women's Day 2023!

Today (Wednesday 8 March) is International Women's Day 2023, and this year's theme is #EmbraceEquity.


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COP28 President urges oil and gas companies to cut emissions

The COP28 President has called on big oil and gas companies to join the drive to cut emissions and decarbonise operations.

In a speech delivered at the CERAWeek conference in Houston, US, D...

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Leaked documents indicate possible court action for UK government

The lack of action from the UK government to tackle climate change may lead to court action according to leaked documents acquired by the observer.

The Document, a leaked briefing from...

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UN agrees High Seas Treaty

Negotiations have been ongoing for 15 years, but an agreement to protect the planet's oceans has finally been made by 193 countries. Protecting the oceans is vital to human survival. Not just becau...

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Paint company fined £650,000 after water pollution

A paint manufacturing company, International Paint Ltd, whose parent company is AkzoNobel, has been found guilty of causing pollution to the Yealm estuary with various hazardous substances, includi...

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Businesses don't want deregulation

The findings of a major poll has revealed that too much Government regulation is not considered a top priority for UK businesses.

Given that politicians advocating radical deregulation ofte...

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Waste company sentenced for corporate manslaughter

A waste and recycling company from Poole, FDS Waste Services, has been convicted of corporate manslaughter and its director received a suspended prison sentence following the death of an employee w...

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