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Construction company fined after dumper truck trapped an employee

A construction company was fined after a driver was trapped when a dumper truck overturned at a site in Cornwall.

Plymouth Magistrates' Court heard how in April 2019 an employee became trap...

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Retailers ditch glitter for Christmas

Morrisons, Waitrose and John Lewis have said they will not be using glitter in their own-brand Christmas products this year.

Glitter, which is made of tiny pieces of plastic, can wash into...

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Christmas markets cancelled causes Covid-safe rethink

A growing number of cities are cancelling their Christmas markets due to concerns over commercial and public safety regarding COVID-19.

In December 2019, VisitEngland's Christmas tourism su...

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Stonehenge development consent order could face legal action

A newly formed organisation, Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site (SSWHS), is launching a legal challenge to the recently approved development of a tunnel under Stonehenge.

Earlier in Novemb...

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Homes in Fife to be fitted with green hydrogen

Around 300 homes in Fife in Scotland will be fitted with 100% green hydrogen to cook food and heat their properties as part of the new trial that aims to help the transition from natural gas to a z...

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Beavers make history in Exmoor

For the first time in over 400 years, beavers have constructed a dam in the UK on the Holnicote Estate in Exmoor, which has resulted in almost instant wildlife benefits.

Beavers were re-int...

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Government's new plan for Nature Recovery Network for England

In January 2018 the UK Government published a 25 Year Environment Plan which aims to improve the environment within a generation, setting out ambitious targets, among which...

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Waste recycling company fined after employee fatally injured

Enva Scotland Limited has been fined following an incident where a 28-year-old employee was fatally injured whilst cleaning a mobile shredder.

Paisley Sheriff Court heard that in March 2018...

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Police investigate I'm A Celebrity over non-native bug use

Following complaints about the use of non-native bugs and concerns they could have escaped into the Welsh countryside, police gave advice to the producers of I'm A Celebrity and are investigating t...

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New UK ETS legislation published

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order SI 2020/1265 has been published and will come into operation on 1 January 2021.

It is the UK...

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MPs oppose planning reforms

The Government announced a major reform of the planning system in August and launched a consultation on their proposed plans. The reforms are designed around three pillars (development, beautiful a...

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Emissions boom predicted from Black Friday sales

Price comparison website Money.co.uk has confirmed nine out of 10 shoppers plan to order online in the 2020 Black Friday sale, creating a surge in vehicle emissions.

Lockdown had already cr...

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Changes to radiation guidance
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CO2 levels rise through pandemic

During lockdown 1.0, noticeable environmental changes occurred. Due to the fact that only a tiny percentage of the population was allowed to travel during that time, air pollution levels dropped dr...

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Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution published

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today (18 November 2020) an ambitious ten-point plan for a "green industrial revolution" which aims to create and support up to 250,000 British jobs, putting...

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