Author Archives: AndrewJames

Diabetic Eye Screening Changes Announced

Changes to the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme delivered by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) have been announced. Diabetic eye screening is a key part of diabetes care.  People with diabetes are at risk of damage from diabetic retinopathy, a … Continue reading

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Tesco Fined after Employee Fractured Pelvis

Tesco has been fined £160,000 after a member of staff at a store in Thurrock was seriously injured when a cage full of goods fell onto them as they were unloading it from a lorry. The employee suffered severe injuries, … Continue reading

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Jail Terms for Gross Negligence Manslaughter to Increase

Employers or managers convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after a workplace fatality are likely to face longer prison sentences under a new guideline published by the Sentencing Council. Applying to sentences delivered in England or Wales on or after 1 … Continue reading

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Thefts from Vehicles Warning in Tamworth

Staffordshire Police is issuing a warning to remind vehicle owners to keep their cars locked and valuables hidden out of sight following a spate of thefts from vehicles in Tamworth. Eighteen such incidents were reported over the past week, with … Continue reading

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Scam Warning About Threatening Emails

Staffordshire Police is warning computer users not to be fooled by cyber criminals who send threatening emails in an attempt to trick them into transferring cash. The fraudster, who has a Brazilian email address, contacts his victims via email and … Continue reading

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Big Seven Supermarkets Plastic Bag Sales Down 86%

Plastic bag sales in England’s ‘big seven’ supermarkets have dropped by 86% since the Government introduced its 5p plastic bag charge in 2015, helping to tackle the devastating impact of plastic waste on our environment. New figures reveal customers of … Continue reading

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People with Hidden Disabilities to Benefit from Blue Badges

People with hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions will soon have access to Blue Badges, removing the barriers many face to travel. The Blue Badge scheme already means those with physical disabilities can park closer to their destination … Continue reading

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