Office of Rail and Road issue warning after 25% incident rise

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) are urging people to act safely around railways after reporting showed a spike of incidents, both near-miss and trespass, on the railway.</...

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School fined after pupil seriously injured hand

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have prosecuted Cargilfield School in Scotland, following an incident where a pupil was injured by a band saw.

From 1 September...

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Warwick District Council pay up after loss of bat habitat

Warwick District Council have been ordered to pay a local wildlife group £1000 after their decision to approve a planning application failed to properly consider the effect of the d...

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Company fined after worker suffers fatal crush injuries

On 24 March 2017, Mr Javeed Ghaffar, an employee at IFG Drake Ltd, was fatally crushed after he became entangled in a synthetic fibre manufacturing machine. He was removing a lap (when fibres...

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Boost for UK electric buses

Specialist battery firm, Zenobe Energy, have secured a £20 million loan which will help them to finance enough batteries to power around 100 electric buses across the UK.

The com...

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Electric trains to service Edinburgh to London route

From Autumn 2021, five electric intercity trains will be providing passenger services on route from Edinburgh to London.

The trains are currently being manufactured by Hitachi Rail at their...

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Building Safety Fund launched

The Government have announced a new building safety fund designed to meet the cost for unsafe non-ACM cladding on residential buildings that are 18 metres and over, and don't comply with building r...

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Back to work in Construction - COVID-19

As we start the journey to return to work we are all seeking guidance and advice from the government and other national and international agencies. Here at Cedrec we are collating relevant guidance...

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New biomass carbon capture storage pilot announced

A new bioenergy with carbon capture storage (BECCS) pilot will get underway this Autumn at Drax Power Station.

It is hoped that the implementation of this new technology could deliver 16 mi...

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Committee on Climate Change publish net zero progress report

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC), published its latest progress report on efforts to cut carbon emissions as the UK strives to meet its net zero target.

One of...

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Steel work company's negligence leads to charity donation

Following Environment Agency action, Fabriweld Tubular Steel Products has paid £15,300 to Notts Wildlife Trust as part of an Enforcement Undertaking, for failing to re...

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Call for 100,000 social homes a year to aid recovery from COVID-19

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for councils to be given the powers to build thousands of "desperately needed" council homes to "spearhead" the recovery from COVID-19.


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England planning expiry deadlines extended

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that planning permission deadlines will be extended as the Government puts in place measures to support the construction industry and "boost building"...

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Discount retailer donates £35,868 for waste packaging offences

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is to benefit by £35,868.12 through an Enforcement Undertaking accepted by the Environment Agency, to help environmental studies for the Ta...

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New working group to measure for coronavirus in waste water

A new working group has been established to measure for coronavirus prevalence in waste water.

The group includes a range of water companies and experts across the UK who will conduct sewag...

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