Category Archives: England

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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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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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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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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Happy St George’s Day

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