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New scheme to encourage developers to install green technologies

Residential property developers, private landlords, housebuilders and social housing providers could benefit from a new smart local energy system solution that would pay them for the installation o...

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Enough space on brownfield land in London for 400,000 homes

In a new report published by infrastructure consultant AECOM - London 2070: Our Vision for the Future City Region, it has been stated that there is enough capacity in brownfield land around London...

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Millions announced to level-up high streets

The Government have announced a range of policies to level up town centres across England along with £860 million in funding. They hope that these new policies will improve town centre infras...

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Food manufacturer fined after worker loses thumb and fingers

Young's Seafood Limited has been fined after a worker lost their thumb and fingers when they were trapped in a mixing machine.

The worker was making the fish cake mix in the company's Humbe...

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Permitted development rights could threaten 16,000 affordable homes

Analysis undertaken by the Local Government Association (LGA) suggests that...

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Report recommends expansion of Homes England's scope

A report into the Future of Urban Centres, undertaken by Key Cities and Core Cities UK, has recommended that the remit for Homes England, the Government housing agency, should include regeneration....

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£300 million funding boost for Britain's electric car charging network

Ofgem has approved a £300 million investment to help triple the number of ultra-rapid electric car charge points across the country, to accelerate the UK's shift to cl...

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Company director fined after carbon monoxide risk to residents

David Coulson, company director of Coulson Constructions North East Ltd, has been prosecuted following an incident where a gas boiler was left in a dangerous condition at a residential property.

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Builders prosecuted after worker trapped in excavation collapse

Harlands Builders Limited have been prosecuted following an incident that left a groundworker trapped in a two-metre deep excavation. 

On 26 June 2019, the company were carrying out gr...

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Company fined after employee suffers from allergic reaction

Automotive company, Xtrac Ltd in Thatcham, have been prosecuted after an employee suffered from an allergic reaction in the workplace after coming into contact with metalworking fluids.

On...

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Major flammable gas leaks sees chemical plant fined

On 2 May 2017 around 17 tonnes of ethylene, a flammable gas, was released from a cracked pipe at KF Ethylene Plant in Grangemouth. The leak formed a cloud of flammable gas around 65,000m³ and...

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Fund to ensure rented properties meet EPC requirements

A £2 million fund has been launched by the Government aimed at helping local authorities enforce energy performance certificate (EPC) requirements for privately rented homes.

The Ener...

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Emission Trading Schemes see record high for tonne of carbon

The cost of carbon allowances has soared to a record high in both the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and the newly formed UK ETS.

Emission trading schemes assign a cost on carbon dioxide...

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Pressure growing for UK to ban all export of plastic waste

The UK government is being urged by campaigners to ban the export of plastic waste to all countries, invest in domestic recycling industry, and set a binding target for plastic reduction.

A...

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UK trials start to suck carbon dioxide from the air

Major new trials across the UK should see carbon dioxide be sucked from the air using trees, peat, rock chips, and charcoal in major new trials across the UK.

The £30 million project...

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