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It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world, except for LOLER

The failure to conduct a proper risk assessment and plan, devise and implement adequate safety procedures in lifting operations, can have massive implications for all involved. This is a fact which...

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Restaurant fall into health and safety trap

Ruso Limited, proprietors of Sophie's Steakhouse in Kensington, have been prosecuted for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, over an accident in December 2004....

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HPA Springs into action over Legionnaires' disease outbreak

Almost 50 people are suspected to have come down with a "flu-like" illness caused by the Legionella bug after using a health club in Sunderland. The pool and spa area of the Springs Club, off Wessi...

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Blair to terminate climate change

Britain and California are to work together on reducing greenhouse gases and promoting low carbon technologies. The Blair - Schwarzenegger deal came at a meeting in Long Beach organised by Steve Ho...

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Packaging changes to challenge Pepsi

DEFRA have issued a consultation proposing some corrections and technical changes to the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations

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UK to get recycling bug

We could soon be paying for the amount of rubbish we produce, under plans being considered by the Government. The proposal comes as more people are recycling their rubbish because they are being of...

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New initiative for waste management

The waste management industry is the latest sector to sign up to guidelines drawn up by the Environment Agency to help it minimise its environmental impact. The Agency has b...

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Environment suffers as DEFRA makes cuts

DEFRA were in financial crisis this month after being told to cut their budget by around £200 million over the next 6 months. The 7% savings are expected to primarily affect...

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Anglers anger over chemical spill

Anglers in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales have reacted with anger following a chemical spill which killed around 1,000 fish in the Taf Fechan. The anglers spent 5 years creating a natural wild fishery...

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EHS to get tough on illegal dumpers

In a bid to address the serious problem of illegal cross-border dumping within the province, as highlighted in recent Monthly Bulletins, a draft Waste (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order has been...

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Northern Ireland get recycling bug

It has been reported this month, that 5 Ulster councils have installed controversial computer chips in household wheelie bins and are using them to monitor bin usage. It has been suggested that the...

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Noise complaints on the increase

A new report from the Department of Environment (DoE) has revealed that noise complaints have increased by 13% over the last year. The report provides information on the num...

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Well, if you're going to get sensitive about it...

The Environment and Heritage Service (EHS) has extended the area of waters designated as sensitive to eutrophication under Directive ...

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Tidy those blue flags away

Northern Ireland could become the only region in Europe without blue flag beach status if money is not found. Funding for a beach officer to monitor beach standards has been stopped, and Tidy North...

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Appeal to clean up river

Ulster Unionist leader and East Belfast assembly member Sir Reg Empey has argued that a river which was turned into a "stinking mess" by recent hot weather, should be transformed just as the River...

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