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Dairy manufacturer prosecuted after worker's fingers amputated

A food company specialising in dairy products has been prosecuted after an agency worker suffered severe injuries when their fingers were caught in machinery.

Walsall Magistrates' Court hea...

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Roofing contractor fined after putting workers at risk of a fall from height

A company has been fined after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector came across two workers jet washing a steeply pitched roof on a house, without adequate protecti...

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Brexit and Cedrec

It has been a turbulent few years since the referendum result of 2016 which took us out of the EU, and we've seen lots of changes coming through to legislation which have created quite a complicate...

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Brexit trade deal reached

On Christmas Eve a Brexit trade deal was finally struck between the UK and the EU, after months of discussions between negotiators and leaders on both sides.

UK MPs have now voted in the Ho...

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Switch to LED lights this Christmas!

Nothing says Christmas quite like bright, twinkly fairly lights! You might go all Chevy Chase with a full outdoor display, or keep things minimal with just a few lights on the tree.

Whateve...

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Opening hours of high street shops extended to boost Christmas sales

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced on 30 November 2020 a much-needed boost to retailers, who will be able to extend their opening hours during the intense Christmas period and...

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Edinburgh Council grants planning permission for next year's Christmas

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the vast majority of 2020 Christmas celebrations in the cities across the UK have been cancelled or moved online to protect the public and the NHS from the im...

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Welsh Christmas tree thief pays compensation to a red squirrel trust

A driver in Wales has been caught on a trail camera after stealing a Christmas tree from a Clocaenog Forest, which is home to a population of the red squirrel.

Police dealt with the ma...

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Lisburn Christmas lights suspended over safety

An animated Christmas light show in Lisburn has been suspended, after the number of visitors it attracted was considered to be a health and safety risk.

The decision was made...

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Climate change could make a White Christmas a thing of the past

Met Office analysis suggests snowy winters could become a thing of the past in the UK due to climate change.

It is one of the predictions about how the UK's climate could change which was s...

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Santa's grotto goes online to save a COVID Christmas

Seminars are being led by James Lovell, from entertainment production company Ministry of Fun, to teach Father Christmas' how to handle online video calls for their virtual grottos.

Ministr...

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The true environmental cost of Christmas

Being mindful on waste is important and Christmas generates a lot of excess waste from all aspects of the festivities, but what specifically is creating that waste and how can we make Christmas a m...

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Safety tips for Christmas in the office

It's that time of the year when we start to debunk the myths that health and safety has banned office Christmas decorations, or you need to PAT test your festive lights.

So, for those of yo...

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Covid causes England schools to drop nativity plays

Around half of schools will not be performing a nativity play this year due to pressures concerning the coronavirus pandemic, and most performances that still plan on going ahead will be virtual.</...

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Chance police check finds man guilty of waste crime

Ealing Magistrates' court has fined a man without the authority to carry waste.

The court heard how police stopped the offender in 2018 on suspicion of a defective tyre, but on closer inspe...

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