Category Archives: Business

Survey Says Mental Health Conditions and Stress on the Up

Reported levels of “presenteeism” – or turning up for work while unwell or injured – have more than tripled since 2010, according to a survey of more than 1000 employers carried out by the CIPD and health insurance group Simplyhealth. … Continue reading

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DHL Fined £2m Over Worker’s Death

Logistics company DHL has been fined £2 million over the death of a worker at one of its depots. Krzysztof Sontowski, 36, died after he was crushed by a reversing lorry at the site in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, in February … Continue reading

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Currency Stolen from Tamworth Business

Over £3,000 in British and foreign currency has been stolen from a scaffolding business in Tamworth. The commercial burglary happened at Haki Scaffolding in Magnus at around 5.45pm on Friday 16 February.  Two men gained access to the premises and … Continue reading

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£1.1 Million Fine for Company following Red Arrows Pilot’s Death

An ejection seat manufacturer has been sentenced and fined £1.1 million following the death of a Red Arrows pilot in 2011. Lincoln Crown Court heard that Martin Baker Aircraft Company Ltd made and supplied the ejection seat that failed on … Continue reading

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Taxi Driver used Costa Coffee Lid as Fuel Cap

An “irresponsible” taxi driver who used the lid of a Costa coffee cup as a fuel cap has had their Hackney Carriage licence suspended. The vehicle also had tyres close to the legal limit, its airbag light on and a … Continue reading

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Government Backs Clamp Down on Rogue Parking Firms

Drivers will receive new legal protections from unscrupulous private parking operators as Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, today confirmed that government will support new legislation aimed at raising standards in the industry. Evidence shows that, in total, nearly 10,000 people approached … Continue reading

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Retailers Sign Up to Voluntary Ban on Acid Sales

Some of the UK’s largest retailers have agreed to voluntarily stop sales of acids to customers under 18 years old. A number of DIY stores and supermarkets have signed up to the ban, which will apply to drain cleaners and … Continue reading

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