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BBC fined over Planning Court blunder

The BBC has been fined £28,000 after it made a video and audio recording of a hearing in the Planning Court.

Mr Justice Holgate had been hearing arguments through Microsoft Teams on t...

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You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver!

A parish council meeting in Cheshire has become a viral sensation after spiralling into chaos.

A recording of a zoom planning and environment committee meeting of Handforth Parish Council w...

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Cop 26 climate negotiations urged to go online

The UN secretary, António Guterres, has said Governments must step up their efforts ahead of vital climate talks this year, by agreeing to formally negotiate online.

He told a meetin...

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Fossil fuels caused 8.7 million deaths in 2018

Research has found air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil was responsible for 8.7 million deaths globally in 2018, which equates to one in five of all people who died tha...

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New emphasis proposed for NPPF

Robert Jenrick has suggested a number of changes that could be made to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), including placing more importance on beauty and placemaking.

The new pr...

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Local divisions continue from coalmine plans

Work on the UK's first deep coal mine in more than 30 years could begin this year after it was given the go-ahead by the county council in Cumbria and Robert Jenrick, Housing Secretary.

The...

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Government's progress "painfully slow" on protecting the environment

The UK Government has been criticised by the Public Accounts Committee for a "painfully slow" progress towards protecting the environment.

The spending watchdog pointed out that the first p...

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Some ACM cladding still yet to be made safe

Building Safety Minister, Lord Stephen Greenhalgh, has said that some owners are still yet to start work on dangerous Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) buildings.

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Career criminal jailed for stockpiling waste

A 68-year-old is in prison after repeated waste offences spanning the course of the last decade.

The man, from Corby, was responsible for an illegal waste site that put human health and the...

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Fisheries enforcement officers seize 52 illegal nets and traps

The Environment Agency has seen an increase in the amount of illegal fishing devices found along East Anglian river banks, with 52 retrieved between March and December...

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Two workers injured after fall from tower scaffold

Two workers have sustained serious injuries after falling from a tower scaffold while working for Rooffabs Direct Limited.

The sole director of the company, Paul McMahon, was working with t...

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Fine after worker's hand caught in metalworking lathe

A worker has been seriously injured after having their hand caught in a metalworking lathe.

The accident occurred when an employee of Martland Rollers Limited had been smoothing down a...

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Shift from coal needs to be global priority

The world's energy watchdog have said moving away from coal needs to be a priority in key regions.

The head of the world's energy watchdog emphasised that if global green recovery is to mak...

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Luxury hotel in Scotland and its night porter prosecuted

Cameron House Resort in Loch Lomond was fined £500,000 and its employee Christopher O'Malley was given a community payback order to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work.

In ea...

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Environment Bill delayed again

The landmark Environment Bill, which was launched in July 2018, has been postponed following the debate in the House of Commons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which sparked a...

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