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Company and Director prosecuted after finger injury

Dealercast Ltd, a handrail manufacturing company, has been fined after an employees hand was crushed when drawn into a roller.

The Court was told that Eccles, an employee of the company was...

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Care complex approved in spite of heritage harm

A care home and 60 extra care apartments have been approved in East Molesey after an inspector decided a number of heritage harms were outweighed significantly by the benefit the care complex...

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Urban planning report calls for decentralisation

A report by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Urban Planning After COVID-19: Supporting Global Sustainable Recovery, has called for decentralisation in urban planning across the world in or...

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Gas fitter prosecuted for illegal work

A gas fitter from Burnley has been given a 15 month community sentence after he carried our work without being registered on the Gas Safe register.

Adam Kilbride falsely claimed to be gas s...

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Pandemic restrictions and a mix of less peat and more wind energy lead to reduced Greenhouse Gas emissions in 2020

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2020. These figures show a reduction in the emissions by 3.6%...

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Two Irish companies represent Ireland in the European Good Practice Awards

Both Organic Lens Manufacturing, a company who employ almost 250 people in Ennis, Co. Clare, and Aughinish Alumina Ltd who have 450 employees in Askeaton, Co. Limerick have been chosen to represent...

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Environment Bill: MPs reject tougher air quality target

Following it's introduction to the Environment Bill by the House of Lords, MPs have voted against bringing in a tougher air quality target.

Previously, peers had ame...

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UK Government sets out a path to net-zero

On 19 October, the UK Government announced that it is unlocking up to £90 billion of private investment by 2030 to end the UK's contribution to climate change by 2050.

Building on the...

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Lords return Environment Bill

The Environment Bill is heading back to the House of Commons, having being amended significantly by the Lords.

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Adapt or die!

With COP26 currently in progress, the Environment Agency has warned that adaptation and becoming resilient to the effects of climate change is just as important as mitigatio...

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Government announces plan for cleaner heat

The Government has published its plan to try and make sure that the heating of buildings is low-carbon, simple, fair and cheap.

Climate change is a major issue for the world right now, fuel...

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UK electricity decarbonisation by 2035

The Government has set out a commitment to decarbonise the UK electricity system by 2035 by building a home-grown energy sector that no longer relies on fossil fuels. The original plan published in...

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Application to quash DEFRA policy document dimissed

An application for judicial review was dismissed in the case of R. (on the application of Langton) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

The case considered...

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Retrospective permission refused for disruptive noise

Retrospective permission for a day club for the over-60s run from a detached home in Uxbridge has been refused after neighbours complained of disruptive noise.

The Innovate Day Centre offer...

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Eco-labels on fuel pumps in Sweden

Fuel pumps in Sweden will now have colour coded labels to show buyers the percentage of renewables and fossil raw materials, along with the origin of the fuel. This information will also have to be...

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