Category Archives: Business

EastEnders Safety Concerns Raised by Watchdog

The condition of the external film set used for the BBC1 soap opera EastEnders has led to health and safety concerns. A report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) warns the outdoors set is in such poor condition that … Continue reading

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Free Parking in Run Up to Christmas

free parkTraders, shoppers and visitors to Tamworth are being given an early Christmas present – free festive car parking and a Christmas Eve market. Parking will be free in all of Tamworth Borough Council’s car parks on the two Saturdays … Continue reading

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Eight Months in Prison for Company Director after 2010 ‘Death Trap’ Waste Baler Fatality

The managing director of a waste and recycling company in Liverpool has been sentenced to eight months in prison for breaching Section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act after a worker was fatally crushed by a baling … 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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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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Tesco Fined £1.6m After Pedestrian Crushed Against Loading Bay

Supermarket chain Tesco has been fined £1.6m following a prosecution brought by Ealing Council. The supermarket chain pleaded guilty to two health and safety offences, dating from August 2014 when a Tesco driver reversed into a member of the public … Continue reading

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