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Development consent order granted for Manston Airport

Karl McCartney, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, has granted a development consent order (DCO) for works to reopen Manston Airport, Kent, as an internat...

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Scottish Government announce EV charging points for all new-builds

The Scottish Government has promised that by the end of the year it will publish the secondary legislation needed to ensure that developers provide electric vehicle (EV) cha...

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Cargo handling company sentenced after worker fatally crushed

A cargo handling company has been fined after an employee was fatally crushed between shipping containers whilst working in a container park in Portsmouth.

In August 2017 an employee of Por...

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HSE warns employers must prepare for a warmer future

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is advising businesses to think about how they need to adapt to warmer working conditions for their staff so workplaces are ready for w...

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Ex-company director fined £11,200 for exporting banned waste

The Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted a former company director for illegally exporting banned household waste from a site in Worcestershire to Indonesia in 201...

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Men who burned waste given suspended sentences

Two men who illegally stored and burned waste, after repeatedly ignoring warnings from the Environment Agency, have been sentenced to 8 months in prison, suspended for two y...

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English shellfish at risk of contamination from untreated waste

English shellfish could be contaminated with sewage as untreated human waste was dumped 29,000 times in the water where they are cultivated by water companies last year.

Sewage was dumped i...

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Gas installer fined after not answering HSE questions

An unqualified plumber who was suspected of carrying out dangerous gas work has been fined after failing to answer questions put to him by a Health and Safety Executive (HSE...

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Dry spell straining wildlife

The second notable heatwave of the summer may be something being enjoyed by many holidaymakers, but the increasing dry spell being experienced in the UK is causing alarm for environmentalists.

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Energy rationing could be an option this winter

It is believed that under the Government's latest "reasonable worst case scenario", businesses and potentially households could face energy rationing and blackouts in January if cold weather and ga...

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Engineering company fined after child dies on site

Howard Civil Engineering Ltd has been fined £600,000 and ordered to pay £42,952.88 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching safety legislation. The breaches of the Construction (Desi...

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Plans to convert listed building rejected on appeal

Plans to convert 114-120 Church Street, Croydon, into 32 residential apartments and retail space have been rejected on appeal due to the potential harm it could do to heritage assets surrounding th...

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Hot food takeways will be required to tackle waste

Planning guidance has been updated and clarified in order to allow councils in England to set strict rules for new hot food takeaways when considering planning applications for such establishments....

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Ireland publishes landmark Circular Economy Act

The Circular Economy and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2022 has been signed into law in Ireland and aims to shift Ireland from a system that inevitably means products end up...

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Accessible home standards to be raised

Following a consultation into raising accessibility standards, the Government have announced that all new homes will need to have step-free access to entrance level rooms and facilities.

Re...

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