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National Grid secured £400k net zero boost

National Grid has received nearly £400,000 in funding for three innovative projects as part of efforts to drive Britain's transition to net zero emissions.

The projects, funded throug...

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Only seven countries meet WHO air quality standard

A new report has found that only seven countries are meeting an international air quality standard, with deadly air pollution worsening in places due to a rebound in economic activity and the toxic...

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Inspector's recommendation overturned on solar farm project

Local government minister Simon Hoare has overturned a planning inspector's recommendation that a solar farm project should be refused for its heritage and green belt impacts.

PINS inspecto...

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Today is Global Recycling Day!

Today (18 March 2024) is Global Recycling Day, which is the yearly celebration to help recognise, and celebrate, the important role recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and...

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Radon levels lead to prisoner relocation

Higher-than-normal radon gas levels in HMP Dartmoor led to the relocation of some prisoners between November 2023 and February 2024. It is believed around 184 prison cells have been affected.

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Proposal for warehouse refused to protect National Landscape

An appeal has been refused for a warehouse over 10,000 square metres due to the negative visual impact on a nearby Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (now National Landscape).

The applicati...

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Today is International Women's Day!

Today (Friday 8 March) is International Women's Day, and this years theme is "Inspire Inclusion" and "Invest in women: Accelerate progress".

Some key data to consider this International Wom...

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Windfarm fined £5.5 million for overcharging

The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has imposed a penalty on Dorenell Windfarm Limited (DWL) for breaching energy market rules, ordering a payment of £5....

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Restoration claims for two oil spills in Nigeria granted

In King Berebon v Shell Petroleum Development Co of Nigeria, the claimants in proceedings arising out of two oil spills in Nigeria applied for the restoration of claims that had been subje...

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BSR launches high-rise building campaign

The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) is asking all those living in tall buildings in England to be aware of how new Building Safety law affects...

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Defra's 23/24 UK REACH Work Programme and Rationale published

On 15 February 2024 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published its 2023-2024 work programme under Assimilated Regulation 1907/2006, on the Regis...

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Decline in UK energy consumption

The latest government data has shown a decline in energy consumption across the UK during the October to December 2023 period.

During this period primary energy consumption in the UK was do...

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Recycling firm fined after shovel loader death

A Welsh recycling company has been fined £300,000 after a father-of-two was killed by a shovel loader.

The man lost his life on 4 September 2019 when he was run over from behind by a...

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£4.7 billion HS2 funding to be split between North and Midlands

A new Local Transport Fund has been launched by the

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Council says Crooked House must be rebuilt

According to an enforcement notice issued by South Staffordshire District Council, The Crooked House pub near Dudley, which was illegally demolished after a fire in 2023, must be rebuilt.

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