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Fatality at Bywaters prompts HSE warning

Fatality at Bywaters prompts HSE warning A employee has died at Bywaters’ MRF in east London, prompting the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to issue a bulletin to the waste and recycling industry. Few…
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Festival-goer stunned when security confiscate banana - for 'health and safety'

  IF YOU thought banana skins were only a hazard in cartoons, you’d be wrong. A Hampshire man was stunned when he had to hand over his banana at a beer festival security check for health and safety reasons. Matthew…
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Cladding to be stripped from Haringey high-rise as 'safety precaution'

River Apartments: Cladding to be removed Cladding is to be stripped from a 22-storey Haringey tower block after it was found to be the same as that covering Grenfell Tower. The cladding at River Apartments in Cannon Road Tottenham is being…
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Prescot waste facility fire 'should have been declared a major incident'

Smoke billowing into the air in Prescot blaze PUBLIC authorities and emergency services have been criticised over their response to a fire that burned for four days last year at a waste plant in Prescot, in a report…

Middle-aged workers 'spend more time sitting than pensioners'

Image copyright: GETTY IMAGES Most middle-aged office workers now spend more time sitting down than pensioners, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found 45 to 54-year-old Scots spend on average 7.8 hours…
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Camber Sands beach deaths: Friends were 'competent swimmers'

Image copyrightPA / @TASHKA4Two brothers died with three of their friends at Camber last year An inquest into the deaths of five young men at Camber Sands has heard they were all able swimmers and keen on sport. Two brothers, Ken, 18, and…
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Men still die before women. Is toxic masculinity to blame?

Many assume that shorter male lifespans are driven by biological factors. Yet the health consequences of traditional male identity cannot be underestimated ‘We need to fundamentally rethink what being a ‘man’…
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Huddersfield firm wins £6m contract to make sci-fi style helmets for firefighters

The helmets, which can withstand 1,000˚C blasts, are more Starship Troopers than Fireman Sam A Huddersfield company has landed a £6m contract to supply helmets to firefighters across the UK – and describes the new helmet as more Starship…

Are you living in unsafe or barely habitable housing?

If you are living in poor housing with issues such as mould or damp we’d like to hear from you A father and his child forced to live in only one room because of damp in all the other rooms, Tower Hamlets, London.…

Roof fall causes life changing injuries

Wessesxmoor Ltd, a London-based roofing company, has been fined £160,000 after a 56-year old worker fell through two storeys onto a concrete floor. Southwark Crown Court heard how 56-year old Ali Mucoj was completing roof work at a…