It is Global Asbestos Awareness Week!

This week (1 - 7 April) is Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW), which aims to raise awareness of the risks of asbestos exposure and the need for prevention measures.

The event aims to rai...

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April is Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month takes place every April with the aim to raise awareness about both the contributory factors and the solutions, as well as to reduce the stigma that surrounds stress and menta...

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Sunderland's landmark film studio granted planning approval

Sunderland City Council has approved plans for the development of a £450 million film and TV studio that will be built on the brownfield site along the River Wear, marking a significant devel...

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Activists warn fossil gas growth is accelerating climate breakdown

Campaigners have warned "tone-deaf" expansion of fossil gas is accelerating climate breakdown and increasing reliance on hostile regimes.

According to

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Sewage spills in English rivers and seas doubled

Sewage spills into England's rivers and seas by water companies more than doubled last year.

According to the Environment Agency there were 3.6 million hours of spil...

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£800,000 fine after two workers lose fingers

A company that specialises in making pork pies has been fined £800,000 after two young workers lost fingers in incidents at two different Nottingham bakeries.

Pork Farms Ltd, which ma...

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Seniors' housing not clear in local plans

Research reveals that 32% of local authorities are missing clear policies in their local plan to support housing for older and senior people.

The report

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Construction of country's largest fish pass completed

After two years in construction, the Colwick (Holme Sluices) fish pass on the River Trent is now complete and ready for fish to reach their spawning and feeding grounds.

The flagship projec...

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Claim to quash decision on granting planning permission on "energy from waste" facility dismissed

In Project Genesis Ltd v Secretary of State for Levelling up, Housing and Communities, the claimant developer sought to quash the first defendant Secretary of State...

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UK's first long distance electric coach service

FlixBus has launched the first 100% electric long distance coach service in England and Wales, operating until June 2024 between London, Bristol, and Newport in South Wales.

Teaming up with...

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Digital Skills Portal for planners launched in Scotland

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland and the Scottish Government have launched a Digital Skills Portal which h...

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Appeal against Employment Rights Act 1996 claim dismissed

In Pawlicka v Gregory Park Holdings Ltd (t/a Four Seasons Hotel), the claimant appealed against a decision to dismiss her claim under the Employment Rights Act 1996...

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Company fined after employee crushed to death

A company in Hertfordshire has been fined after an employee was crushed to death.

The employee lost his life after being struck and run over by an excavator at Sarazen Gardens, Brampton on...

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Today is World Water Day!

Today (22 March 2024) is World Water Day, which raises awareness and inspires action to tackle the water and sanitation crisis, with this years theme focusing on "Water for Peace".

World Wa...

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UK funds AI projects for carbon reduction

The government has pledged support for eight artificial intelligence (AI)-driven projects, designed to tackle carbon dioxide emissions.

The funding, part of the

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