First Global Rewilding Day

On spring equinox some of the UK's nature projects will be celebrated in the first Global Rewilding Day.

The day will be celebrated with virtual events that will share knowledge,...

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Invasive crayfish brought to Wales without a licence for I'm A Celeb's Bushtucker Trials

According to an investigation by UK wildlife charity Buglife, the makers of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' brought invasive crayfish to North Wales without a licence when filming the prog...

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Environmental principles Consultation launched

Even though the passage of the landmark Environment Bill through Parliament is currently temporarily delayed, the Department for Environment, Food a...

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National Plan 2040 for the development of Wales published

The Welsh Government has published a new National Plan 2040 which influences all levels of the planning system and aims to shape the future of Wales.

The new spatial strategy recognises fou...

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Safety alert for road tanker pressure/vacuum relief valves

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety alert addressed to users of tank containers and road tankers, haulage companies and those servicing pressure/vacuum...

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One year on for waste crime taskforce

The Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC) has celebrated its first anniversary.

Its role, encompassing the whole of the UK, has been to crack down on criminals and gangs who commit serious and...

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Recycling firm sentenced after employees trapped in machinery

A waste recycling firm, its director and site manager have been sentenced after an employee died and a second was seriously injured when they became trapped inside machinery.

Durham Crown C...

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Infrastructure bank, 'levelling-up' and growth deals included in Budget 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak used his 2021 Budget to promise that the new UK infrastructure bank will be able to deploy £12 billion of equity and debt capital, and be able to issue up to £10...

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Almost 1bn tonnes of food wasted every year

New research from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has found that food waste from households, retail establishments and the food service industry totals 931 million tonnes each year....

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Drax terminates plans after opposition

After persistent opposition from climate groups, Drax has made a decision to cease all plans for Europe's largest gas power plant in North Yorkshire.

The plan was to build two combined...

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UK broke air pollution limits for a decade

On 4 March 2021, the court of justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled that the UK has "systematically and persistently" broken legal limits on air pollution for a decade.

According to the ruling...

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Zara Home and others pay for packaging waste failings

The Environment Agency accepted an enforcement undertaking for breaches of the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations SI...

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Framework for homes providing better quality of life published

The Quality of Life Foundation has launched a framework that hopes to address the changes that the development industry can make to ensure that homes are created to provide a better quality of life...

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Employee scalded during cleaning operation

A chemical manufacturing company, Calachem Limited, has been fined after an employee was scalded while completing a cleaning operation.

The injury took place when part of a produc...

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Safety failings lead to sentence for contractor

A contractor in the North West has been sentenced after multiple safety failings that resulted in disrupted electricity services and disturbed asbestos.

The company had been contracted to c...

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