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Company found guilty after employees die in fatigue related road accident

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) prosecuted Renown Consultants Limited, a National Rail contractor after their failings led to the tragic death of two employees.

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Efforts to reduce ozone layer damage also reversed damage to southern jet stream

A new study published in the journal Nature, has found that international co-operation through the Montreal Protocol helped not only to re...

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More guidance needed on workplace social distancing

Since the announcement of the lockdown across the UK, images have been emerging of different workplaces - unable to close as employees cannot work from home - in which workers are standing or sitti...

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The Great Barrier Reef bleaches again

Scientists have confirmed that Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered yet another bleaching event. This is the third time in five years that it has happened, with warmer sea temperatures being...

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Technology helping planners with casework

Town Planning can be a very sociable profession at times. Combine site visits, client meetings, committee meetings and appeal hearings together, and it can result in a large amount of people being...

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HSE announce further extension for first aid certificates

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stated they are aware there could be a disruption for those trying to re-qualify for first a...

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European air pollution drops

In the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown of China, satellite images showed significant drops in air pollution and emissions across large parts of the country.

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Environmentalists appeal for green approach to rescue packages

Environmentalists have asked that amidst all of the economic turmoil that any packages offered to aviation and cruise industries should have environmental conditions attached.

Fatih Bi...

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Workers appeal against dismissed claim for personal injury damages allowed

A worker has appealed against the dismissal of his claim for damages for personal injury.

The claim was brought against his employer following an accident the employee suffered at work, and...

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Planning laws to be relaxed for house building

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a plan to further relax planning laws to try and get more homes built. The aim is to build 300,000 homes a year, and the new announcement clearly sign...

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New budget announced

Today the Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first budget in the House of Commons; it is also the first budget following Brexit.

Here, we compiled a summary of some of the most...

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EU to consider circular economy package

The European Commission is preparing to present and consider its new circular economy package which aims to bring to an end the culture of throwing products away and lead so...

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Report outlines models to become climate neutral by 2050

Research from the Government funded Energy Systems Catapult has claimed that becoming climate neutral by 2050 is possible but still a huge challenge.

Originally published in 2015, the...

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Waste management company fined £400k for crushing an employee

Viridor Waste Management Ltd was fined following an incident on 27 February 2017, where an employee was crushed by a reversing 22.5-tonne shovel loader driven by an on-site contractor at the c...

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HSE stress threatening behaviour will not be tolerated

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has stressed that they will not tolerate violence, aggression or abuse of its staff, after a man was arrested for a public order o...

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