Restoration claims for two oil spills in Nigeria granted

In King Berebon v Shell Petroleum Development Co of Nigeria, the claimants in proceedings arising out of two oil spills in Nigeria applied for the restoration of claims that had been subje...

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BSR launches high-rise building campaign

The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) is asking all those living in tall buildings in England to be aware of how new Building Safety law affects...

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Defra's 23/24 UK REACH Work Programme and Rationale published

On 15 February 2024 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published its 2023-2024 work programme under Assimilated Regulation 1907/2006, on the Regis...

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Decline in UK energy consumption

The latest government data has shown a decline in energy consumption across the UK during the October to December 2023 period.

During this period primary energy consumption in the UK was do...

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Recycling firm fined after shovel loader death

A Welsh recycling company has been fined £300,000 after a father-of-two was killed by a shovel loader.

The man lost his life on 4 September 2019 when he was run over from behind by a...

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£4.7 billion HS2 funding to be split between North and Midlands

A new Local Transport Fund has been launched by the

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Council says Crooked House must be rebuilt

According to an enforcement notice issued by South Staffordshire District Council, The Crooked House pub near Dudley, which was illegally demolished after a fire in 2023, must be rebuilt.


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"Unpredictable" planning system contributing to housing under-delivery

According to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), a "complex and unpredictable" planning system and the limitations of speculative private development are responsible for the "persistent" u...

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Top adviser warns quick changes needed in energy sector

The government have been urged to accelerate measures to facilitate private investment in decarbonising the electricity sector. 

Sir John Armitt, Britain's top infrastructure adviser h...

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University appeal against Equality Act finding dismissed

In University of Bristol v Abrahart, the university appealed against a judge's findings that it had breached the Equality Act 2010.

The student was in the s...

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EU tighten up legislation on F-Gas and Ozone depleting substances

Two new European Regulations on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gas) and ozone depleting substances (ODS) will begin to come into force on 11 March and 3 March 2024. These are:

  • Regul...
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"Reasonable adjustments" for workers going through menopause

Under new guidance issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), employers...

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"Reckless" pollution results in £2 million fine for Severn Trent Water

Severn Trent Water has been ordered to pay a fine of £2,072,000 for allowing huge amounts of raw sewage to discharge into the River Trent from Strongford Wastewater Treatment Works (WTW), bet...

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EU Commission welcomes provisional agreement for cleaner air

The European Commission has welcomed the provisional political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on t...

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Environment Agency publishes Blue Space Forum

The Environment Agency has published its Blue Space Forum: Health and Inequalities project.

They have published the research and analysis to understand how people us...

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