Appeal against timings to amend pleading in offshore oil spill claim dismissed

In Jalla v Shell International Trading and Shipping Co Ltd, the appellants appealed against a decision that they were out of time to amend their pleadings in their claim against the respon...

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£2,898 penalty for 8 illegal anglers

The Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted eight men from the West Midlands for fishing offences.

The anglers had their cases heard at Northampton Magistrate...

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Public urged to help protect fish this summer

The Environment Agency is asking the public to help protect our rivers and watercourses this summer by reporting sightings of fish in distress, and algal blooms.


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Active Travel England to be consulted on all large planning applications

At the beginning of June, Active Travel England (ATE) became an official statutory consultee on all planning applications for developments equal to or exceeding 150 housing units, 7,500m² of f...

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£1.59 million for councils to recruit planners

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has granted the Local Government Association £1.59 million to help local councils recruit and develop...

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Study shows air pollution "aged" Covid patients by 10 years

According to research, people exposed to air pollution experienced Covid-19 as if they were 10 years older.

The Belgian study also found people recently exposed to dirtier air before contra...

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Labour pledges tough targets for renewable energy schemes

The Labour Party this week announced their plans to "Make Britain a Clean Energy Superpower" which will make energy cheaper and secure and create jobs.

The document states that it currently...

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Challenge to new fossil fuel projects brought to Supreme Court

Climate campaigner Sarah Finch has brought her fight against local oil drilling permits at Horse Hill near Gatwick to the Supreme Court. That challenge aims to address the permissions for new fossi...

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Government urged to reconsider infrastructure levy by 30 organisations

A coalition of 30 organisations has urged housing secretary Michael Gove not to proceed with the Infrastructure Levy because it could reduce the number of affordable homes delivered, and mean less...

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Fund to be established to help displaced planners

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Trust has agreed to establish a Displaced Planners Pathway to Work Fund that will be worth an initial £20,000.

Developed by the Chief Executiv...

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HSE issues a safety notice for pop-up toilets following a fatality

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety notice for pop-up toilets that are commonly found in busy city centres, when during the day they are hidden underne...

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HSE inspections to focus on lung disease

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors are visiting businesses across Great Britain in woodworking industries, focusing on the dangers of respiratory risks from wood d...

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Today is Clean Air Day 2023

Today (15 June) is Clean Air Day, the UK's largest air pollution campaign.

Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UK gov...

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Six years since Grenfell - what has changed?

Today (14 June 2023) marks the sixth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire in London where 72 people lost their lives.

It is one year on since the Building Safety Act 2...

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Plastic manufacturer fined after outbreak of Legionnaires' disease

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated Riaar Plastics Limited from West Bromwich after a number of members of the public became infected with Legionnaires'...

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