Category Archives: England

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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PHE Report says Water Fluoridation is Effective and Safe

Public Health England (PHE) has today published its Water fluoridation: health monitoring in England 2018 report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Public Health England (PHE) has a duty under the Water Industry Act … 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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Drug Drivers Caught 25,000 Times within Three Years

Almost 25,000 motorists in England and Wales tested positive for drug-driving within three years, figures have revealed. Data from 40 forces showed 8,336 drivers tested positive for cannabis and 3,064 for cocaine between March 2015 and January 2018. The government … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Prompts Further Health Warnings from PHE

With much of the country experiencing very cold weather, and some places forecast to see conditions not experienced for several years, PHE doctors are again reminding people to take care. The Met Office has today repeated warnings that all parts … Continue reading

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