Liverpool stripped of World Heritage status

The decision to strip Liverpool of its World Heritage status was made at a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) meeting in China.

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Director prosecuted for failing to comply with Enforcement Notices

A director of a woodworking company has been fined for failing to comply with Enforcement Notices served to protect the health and safety of his employees.

Swansea Magistrates' Court heard...

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Shell to appeal against ruling on carbon emissions

Shell has confirmed that it will appeal against a landmark Dutch court ruling which called for them to cut carbon emissions faster.

In May 2021 the verdict was reached after Friends of the...

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New Multilateral Agreement for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods

The United Kingdom has countersigned Multilateral Agreement M338 on 12 July 2021, under section 1.5.1 of the ADR relating to the carriage of Butadienes and Hydrocarbon mixture, stabilised of Class...

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New EU climate change plans

The European Union has announced new climate change legislation, with the focus on pushing towards its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

12 draft proposals were announced this week,...

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Southern Water fined £90 million for sewage pollution

On 9 July 2021, the Environment Agency (EA) successfully prosecuted Southern Water for thousands of illegal raw sewage discharges which polluted rivers and coastal waters in...

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UN to protect third of the world's oceans and land to cut extinction

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has drafted an agreement to eliminate plas...

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New housing rules to be introduced

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced the introduction of new policies that aim to restrict the use of Article 4 directions when it comes to housing delivery.

Under the Town and Co...

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ESOS recommendations to be mandatory?

A Consultation has been published, seeking views on the Government's proposal to improve and strengthen the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and increase the uptake...

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New Building Safety Bill published

Until now, the Building Safety Bill has been in draft form. However, the Bill has now been set before Parliament and is begin...

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Consultation on environmental permit competence requirements

The Environment Agency is seeking views on the options for changes to the attendance requirements for technically competent managers (TCMs) in relation to rules associated w...

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Director jailed for filling quarry with dangerous waste

A director who allowed thousands of tonnes of waste to be illegally deposited in a former quarry has been jailed for more than two years.

Mark Foley, of Cardiff, was jailed for illegally di...

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Are ‘fluff’ waste materials disposed of as waste for the purposes of landfill tax?

In the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Customs and Excise v Devon Waste Management Limited, Biffa Waste Services Limited, Veolia ES Landfill Limited, Veolia Cleanaway (UK) Limited, the HMRC were ap...

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Retirement village approved in Walton-on-Thames

A 222 unit extra care retirement village has been approved in Walton-on-Thames which will include a gym, restaurant and wellness suite.

The £100 million investment will be built on th...

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Appeal for development in coastal erosion zone dismissed

An appeal has been refused on the grounds that the site was expected to be threatened by coastal erosion towards the end of the century.

The appellant was looking to subdivide the plot of a...

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