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Inquest delivers verdict after 18-year-old electrocuted on farm

Jackson Maplethorpe was killed on his family farm at Digby Fen when his trailer touched an overhead power line A coroner is warning farmers to be wary of power lines after an 18-year-old died when his trailer hit an overhead cableA coroner…
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London paramedic has liquid thrown in face by masked men

  Image copyright: REUTERSA Met Police spokesman said the substance was non-corrosive but it is investigating A lone paramedic had a substance thrown on to her face, neck and chest while answering a 999 call. She…

Castlemartin tank explosion soldier still in hospital

Image copyright: WALES NEWS SERVICE"Exceptionally talented soldiers" Cpl Neilson (left) and Cpl Hatfield both died in the blast A soldier who was injured when an ammunition round exploded in a tank remains in a serious condition in hospital. Two…

Aldi fined £1 million after 'serious failings' led to driver losing toes

The driver has since returned to work for Aldi Aldi has been fined £1million  Budget supermarket company Aldi has been fined £1mililon after a worker had to have two toes surgically removed following a 'horrific' incident at one of…
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Council orders gardener, 77, to remove his GNOMES from outside his home under health and safety rules because the ornaments could distract drivers by mooning

Laurence Perry, 77, errected 'mooning' gnomes on grass verge outside his home Pensioner says he wanted to cheer up the neighbourhood in Wistaston, Cheshire Council sent him stern letter ordering them to be removed within seven days  Council…
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Polluted air 'poisoning thousands' across north of England, warns report

Air pollution is ‘the tobacco of the 21st century’ says report, which calls on government to introduce radical measures to improve air quality  Figures show that although London has by far the highest level…
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Life expectancy rises 'grinding to halt'

Image copyright: YURI_ARCURS/GETTY Rising rates of life expectancy are grinding to a halt after more than 100 years of continuous progress, according to a leading health expert. University College London expert Sir Michael Marmot said he…
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More than half a million social homes in England do not meet basic health and safety standards

Exclusive: New figures reveal hundreds of thousands of homes with serious safety hazards Almost one in seven social homes in England do not meet the Decent Homes Standard Getty More than half a million social homes in England…

Primark recalls thousands of men’s flip flops over fears they could cause CANCER

Retailer recalls men's Cedar Wood State flip flops over cancerous chemicals Primark discovered the footwear contain chrysene that is known to cause cancer It comes after pairs of children's  leggings were taken off sale over safety…
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Boss of factory where Daniel Timbers and Barry Joy died had no health and safety training

29-year-old Daniel Timbers (left) and 56-year-old Barry Joy (right). Picture: Norfolk Police A company boss had no health and safety qualification at the time when two of his workers died in an explosion - despite being advised…