Hundreds of high-rise buildings registering with the new Regulator

Hundreds of high-rise buildings are already registering with the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR) to be included in the stricter regime intended to protect residents.

BSR is a new regula...

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£2m fine for transport firm following death of employee

Two major transport companies were fined a total of £2.2m after a depot manager was killed when a HGV vehicle struck him.

On 30 August 2019, Neil Roberts who worked for Turners (Soham...

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Greenpeace warns recycled plastic is no fix for pollution

Before the latest rounds of negotiations for an international plastics treaty, campaign group Greenpeace has warned that recycling plastic can make it more toxic and should not be considered a solu...

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Grassland butterfly population down more than a third in ten years

Butterfly populations that live on grasslands across Europe have declined by more than a third in the past decade, according to a study.

Seventeen species that were once commonly found in p...

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Thermal camera spots homes in need of energy efficiency upgrades

British start-up Satellite Vu have used a thermal camera to fly over Leeds and map information on the current energy crisis.

The thermal camera can pinpoint which houses are leaking the mos...

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Calls for HSE to investigate work-related suicides

Two academics have called for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate every work-related suicide following the death of a headteacher in January.

The he...

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Deadline to scrap Retained EU legislation ditched by UK Government

The UK Government has scrapped the controversial plans to automatically expire all EU-derived legislation at the end of this year, dubbed a "post-Brexit bonfire".

Since Brexit, the UK had i...

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HSE safety notice issued over H2S in cargo and slop tanks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a safety notice after high concentrations of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) were identified in ullage spaces of cargo a...

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Record fine for Anglian Water

Anglian Water have been fined £2.65 million after pleading guilty at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court to allowing millions of litres of untreated sewage to overflow into the North Sea.


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UK's investment in green energy falls 10% in 2022

Research carried out by the House of Commons library, commissioned by the Liberal Democrats, has shown that the UK's investment in clean energy has slowed over the 2021-2022 period, falling 10% fro...

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University of Nottingham is developing a £2m smart energy grid project

The Faculty of Engineering at University of Nottingham have received £2m of funding from Research England through the UKRPIF: Net Zero pilot initiative, to develop a smart energy grid project...

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£300m investment to transform Scottish port into renewables hub

A US company, Quantum Energy, has committed to invest £300m to transform a Scottish port in the Highlands, placed between Inverness and Nairn, into a major green energy transition facility.</...

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Two construction companies sentenced by HSE

Two separate construction companies have been sentenced by the Health and Safety Executive after a man was struck by a 124kg panel and spent almost two weeks in hospital.

The worker suffere...

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Fresh blow to Retained EU Law Bill

The UK government is set for another U-turn, this time over the controversial Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill 2022, which aimed to remove all Retained EU legisl...

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£38 million donation helps to restore habitats

After a £38 million donation from Aviva, Wildlife Trusts has said it will begin to restore rainforest habitat on the Isle of Man and North Wales.

The donation is part of a larger &pou...

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