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Man fined £21,000 for storing waste illegally

A Lincolnshire man has been fined after he pleaded guilty to operating a waste site without permission and allowing others to fly-tip there.

The man accepted and stored waste illegally at h...

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Farm company prosecuted for polluting local watercourse

On 25 May 2022 Springhill Farms (Pershore) Limited pleaded guilty to:

  • the illegal discharge of anaerobic digestate and sugar beet washings into the local watercourse; and
  • f...
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Prioritise reuse and retrofit of buildings over new builds

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling on the government to prioritise the reuse and retrofit of existing buildings over building new. They argue that this will be one way of helping to...

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Public sector buildings given energy efficiency funding boost

£553 million in funding is being given to public sector buildings across England from the government's Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, to enable them to make energy saving upgrades.

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Nature recovery projects planned for 99,000 hectares in England

Five major nature recovery projects covering up to 99,000 hectares are set to receive their share of £2.4 million from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural A...

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Processing company fined after forklift fatality

A seafood processing company has been fined after a worker died following injuries sustained when she was run over by a forklift.

Lerwick Sheriff Court heard that on 31 January 2018, an emp...

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Two men sentenced after worker suffers fatal injuries

Two men have been fined and received suspended sentences after a worker fell over five metres through fragile roof panels suffering fatal injuries.

Newcastle Crown Court heard how on 16 Nov...

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Manufacturer fined after employee's vibration exposure

A North Wales furniture manufacturing company has been fined after failing to ensure that employee's exposure to the risks from vibrating tools was sufficiently risk assessed and managed.

M...

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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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Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill published

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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