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Disqualification for plant hire director who failed to keep adequate records (30 December 2015)

The director of a plant hire company has been disqualified as a director for a period of seven years for failing to ensure that adequate books and records of the company were maintained, preserved and/or delivered up to the Liquidator.  Read more...

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Company sentenced over corporate manslaughter charges (29 December 2015)

Preston Crown Court has sentenced a crane company to a £700,000 fine after the company was found guilty of corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences.  Read more...

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£1.3m fine for two companies after scaffolder is killed on site (29 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive has prosecuted two companies after a scaffolder was killed just weeks away from his wedding day.  Read more...

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University prosecuted after worker sustains life threatening injuries in explosion (29 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted Cranfield University, after a worker suffered potentially life-threatening injuries while dismantling a bomblet.  Read more...

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London council introduces peer-supported housing for mental health patients (29 December 2015)

Haringey Council in north London is working with national housing and support provider Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) to create an innovative pathway of services in housing-related support to help people with medium to high mental health support needs make the successful transition to independent living.  Read more...

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Tower Hamlets chosen as pilot area for young people’s mental health programme (29 December 2015)

Tower Hamlets in east London has been chosen by the Department for Education as one of 22 pilot areas across the country to improve mental health services for children and young people.  Read more...

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Greengrocer prosecuted for selling defective fruit and vegetables (29 December 2015)

A greengrocer based in Edgware, north London has been fined for offering for sale and selling rotten fruit and vegetables that failed to meet minimum quality standards.  Read more...

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48 workers re-housed after construction company let them sleep on unsafe site (29 December 2015)

A construction company has been fined after failing to comply with a prohibition notice preventing workers from sleeping on a site where 384 homes were being developed – resulting in 48 workers being re-housed in safe sleeping accommodation.  Read more...

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Concrete manufacturer prosecuted after worker is injured (29 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a company manufacturing pre-cast concrete panels, after a worker was injured while loading freestanding concrete units onto a vehicle.  Read more...

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Prison sentence for man convicted of terrorism offences (24 December 2015)

The Old Bailey has sentenced a man convicted on 13 counts of terrorism to four-and-a-half years in prison.  Read more...

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Wales cuts family court completion times by half (24 December 2015)

Completion times for care proceedings in the family court in Wales have been cut by more than half, with nearly 77% of cases completed within a new 26-week time limit, according to a new report.  Read more...

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Ministers meet first Syrian refugees to arrive in UK in time for Christmas (24 December 2015)

Government ministers have met with Syrian refugees in Kent who are spending their first Christmas holiday in the UK, after arriving here as part of the government’s resettlement programme for up to 20,000 refugees in camps along the Syrian border who are fleeing civil war and ISIL in Syria.  Read more...

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New Staffordshire addiction centre to offer mental health support to users (23 December 2015)

A new centre in Cannock, Staffordshire will offer support and mental health services to those with substance abuse issue, in an attempt to help them turn their lives around.  Read more...

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Number of migrants trying to enter UK illegally rises (23 December 2015)

Home Office figures have revealed that UK Border Force officials thwarted a total of 30,629 attempts by migrants to cross illegally from Calais to the UK between April and July this year – almost as many attempts as in the whole of the previous year to March 2015, which stands at 39,546.  Read more...

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Property-related insolvency investigation leads to suspended sentence after house is transferred before bankruptcy (23 December 2015)

A woman who gave her husband-to-be her house before she went bankrupt has been sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for 24 months.  Read more...

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Community order for fly tipping in Buckinghamshire (23 December 2015)

A 25-year-old man from west London has pleaded guilty to three offences of fly tipping.  Read more...

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Suspended sentences handed down, after Staffordshire Trading Standards recover £1.5m worth of fake goods (23 December 2015)

An investigation by Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards team has led to suspended sentences and community orders for four men who planned to flood the Midlands and other areas with counterfeit goods with a street value of £1.5 million.  Read more...

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Manufacturing firm prosecuted after employee dies after being dragged into machinery (22 December 2015)

A manufacturing firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after a 26-year-old worker was fatally crushed when his arm was caught in a powered roller.  Read more...

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Two police officers convicted on misconduct charges for failing to protect vulnerable man (22 December 2015)

Bristol Crown Court has found two police officers guilty of misconduct in a public office, after they failed to act to protect a vulnerable man, Bijan Ebrahimi, who was killed after being harassed in his own home by vigilantes.  Read more...

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Wales builds affordable homes for Cardiff, as work on £100m urban village for begins (22 December 2015)

Work has begun on a new urban village to be sited just outside the Welsh capital Cardiff.  Read more...

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Knightsbridge restaurateur disqualified from holding directorship for 12 years (22 December 2015)

A London restaurateur who owed £1.3 million to HMRC has been disqualified from acting as a company director for 12 years.  Read more...

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Welsh Government launches National pathway to prevent homelessness among ex-offenders (22 December 2015)

The Welsh government has launched new measures to ensure that prisoners who leave prison will have access to secure accommodation, rather than being placed in bed and breakfast accommodation on their release.  Read more...

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Germany’s Child Survivor Fund for Holocaust victims “exempt from inheritance tax” (22 December 2015)

The Treasury has announced that child victims of the Holocaust will be exempt from inheritance tax on compensation payouts from the Child Survivor Fund for the WWII atrocities they survived.  Read more...

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Court convicts 11 men on child sexual exploitation offences (21 December 2015)

Bradford Crown Court has found ten men guilty of a total of 16 charges of raping a child – and an eleventh man, Mohammed Akram, has been convicted of sexual activity with a child.  Read more...

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Wirral charities launch Christmas “GIFT” for the socially isolated and mental health patients (21 December 2015)

The Wirral-based health and wellbeing charity ARCH1 has joined forces with Wirral South Constituency Committee to support disadvantaged, vulnerable and isolated members of the community.  Read more...

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Council prosecuted after motorcyclist dies in collision with road sweeper (21 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted Sevenoaks District Council in Kent, after a member of the public was killed when he collided with a council road sweeper.  Read more...

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Welsh government announces £21.7m funding for affordable social housing (21 December 2015)

The Welsh Government pledged an additional £21.7 million in its Draft Budget, to increase the number of social houses in Wales.  Read more...

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New government funding to tackle homelessness (21 December 2015)

The government has announced new measures to help tackle homelessness and ensure there is a strong safety net in place for the most vulnerable people in society.  Read more...

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MoD acts to give compensation for mesothelioma veterans parity with civilians (21 December 2015)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that veterans with mesothelioma can now receive lump sums of £140,000, in a move to make MoD compensation arrangements fairer and on a par with mesothelioma compensation for civilians.  Read more...

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Gateshead Council awarded £96,500 to tackle domestic violence (21 December 2015)

Gateshead Council has been awarded a share of £3.5 million in funding to tackle domestic violence.  Read more...

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Welsh Government launches second phase of Help to Buy (21 December 2015)

The Welsh Government has announced it is investing up to £290 million in the second phase of Help to Buy - Wales.  Read more...

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Director of solar energy firm disqualified for eight years (21 December 2015)

The director of a solar energy company involved in supplying energy efficient insulations has been disqualified for eight years, after an investigation by the Insolvency Service found that he had failed to account for more than £90,000 in assets purchased by his company – and had transferred in excess of £122,000 to his partner, at a time when he knew the company owed a customer money it had received erroneously and had no prospect of repaying.  Read more...

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Carbon credits company liquidated after “delivering misery to vulnerable investors” (21 December 2015)

A London company which offered the public the opportunity to invest in carbon credits or diamonds has been ordered into liquidation in the High Court on grounds of public interest, following an investigation by the Insolvency Service and video-linked court evidence from investors.  Read more...

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THINK! warns drivers they may still be over the limit the morning after a “big night out” (21 December 2015)

The annual Christmas THINK! campaign to prevent drunk driving is warning drivers about the risks of driving the morning after a big night out.  Read more...

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Three jailed for cocaine offences (21 December 2015)

Liverpool Crown Court has sentenced three men a total of nearly 19 years in jail for conspiracy to supply cocaine.  Read more...

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Restaurateur disqualified as a director for employing illegal workers (21 December 2015)

A restaurateur who employed two illegal workers at his Hertfordshire restaurant has been disqualified for six years from being a director of a limited company.  Read more...

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London council offers fast-track service to recruit more foster carers (21 December 2015)

Havering Council is calling on more foster carers to come forward, as the number of teenagers in need of fostering continues to rise.  Read more...

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West Midlands gang may have sentences for supplying guns increased (21 December 2015)

The Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, has referred the sentences of 14 members of a Birmingham gang to the Court of Appeal, on the grounds they were too lenient.  Read more...

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Retired doctor given suspended sentence for selling illegal medicines for male pattern baldness (21 December 2015)

Southwark Crown Court has given a retired doctor a suspended prison sentence, after he pleaded guilty to illegally selling medicines for the treatment of male pattern baldness.  Read more...

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Life for man who killed Good Samaritan in bottle attack (18 December 2015)

Liverpool Crown Court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment, after he killed a woman acting as a “Good Samaritan”, who tried to protect a baby caught up in a row between him and another woman.  Read more...

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Greengrocer fined for defective fruit and mislabelling offences (18 December 2015)

A greengrocer in Burnley, Lancashire has been prosecuted for selling defective fruit and for mislabelling offences.  Read more...

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Unauthorised immigration adviser prosecuted (18 December 2015)

An unauthorised provider of immigration services has been prosecuted and fined, after pleading guilty to providing unregulated immigration advice and services.  Read more...

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HSE prosecutes two firms over death of wind turbine technician (18 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has successfully prosecuted two major companies, after a representative of one of the companies – Siemens plc – was killed in a wind turbine.  Read more...

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Teenagers take the lead in tackling FGM with new website (18 December 2015)

The government has announced the launch of a youth led website run by teenagers, to help educate other young adults about female genital mutilation (FGM) and steps they can take to prevent the practice.  Read more...

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HSE prosecutes company over employee’s fall from height (17 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a manufacturer of coated metals, after an employee suffered a fractured foot and shoulder when he fell three metres into a drying pit from a ladder.  Read more...

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Hypnotist and London researchers pioneer arm-rubbing therapy to ease anxiety and depression (17 December 2015)

Researchers at King’s College London have collaborated with leading hypnotist Paul McKenna to devise a new technique to ease anxiety and depression.  Read more...

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Building company prosecuted over health and safety breaches (17 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a building firm, after a construction firm working in Leicester allowed workers to throw sacks of rubble from a building project opposite a police station.  Read more...

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Government overhauls children’s services (17 December 2015)

Landmark reforms to children’s services will mean failing services in local authorities will be taken over by high-performing authorities, teams of experts and charities.  Read more...

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Welsh Government announces new crisis care mental health strategy (16 December 2015)

The Welsh Government has signed a new agreement to improve the system of care and support for people in a mental health crisis.  Read more...

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Two men who beat Chatham father to death given total of 30 years in jail (15 December 2015)

Canterbury Crown Court has jailed two men for a total of 30 years, over the killing of a man in Chatham, Kent.  Read more...

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710 new beds for domestic violence victims, after government allocates £3.5m funding across England (15 December 2015)

The government has announced the 46 local authorities which placed successful bids for a share of £3.5 million to support domestic abuse victims.
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New study findings show one in four women will return to the family court to have child taken into care (15 December 2015)

Researchers from Lancaster University, Brunel University London and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust have updated the findings of a 2014 study that confirmed a “hidden population” of mothers caught up in a cycle of family court proceedings, with one child after another being removed from their mother’s care.  Read more...

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Blackpool Council warns consumers after Christmas fairy lights turn fiery (15 December 2015)

Blackpool Council has warned consumers to be wary of a batch of dangerous Christmas fairy lights, which were bought on eBay and began to smoulder and give off smoke once plugged in.  Read more...

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Disqualification for director who mis-sold insurance policies (15 December 2015)

A director who mis-sold insurance policies which were not underwritten by an insurer has been disqualified from acting as a director for 11 years.  Read more...

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Sentence increases for two convicted robbers (14 December 2015)

The Court of Appeal has increased the jail terms of two men convicted on charges of robbery to a total of 19 years’ imprisonment each, with an extended four-year licence period for a number of violent offences.  Read more...

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Councils in England prepare the ground for new starter homes (14 December 2015)

The first wave of new starter homes is underway thanks to £8 million of government funding.  Read more...

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HSE prosecutes contractor for removing asbestos from school ceiling without a licence (14 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a company which removed asbestos from the ceiling of a school, despite not holding a licence for asbestos work.  Read more...

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£14,000 fine after trainee worker is crushed in machinery at office equipment manufacturer (14 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a company which manufactures office equipment, after a trainee worker was injured when he was crushed by a metal folding machine.  Read more...

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Nine-year disqualification for director, after failing to deliver up accounts to the Liquidator (14 December 2015)

A company director has been disqualified for nine years, after failing to maintain, preserve and deliver up accounting records after a company was placed into Liquidation.  Read more...

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UK Modern slavery helpline will launch in 2016 with help of US partners (14 December 2015)

The Home Office is to launch an enhanced modern slavery helpline in 2016, to help more survivors of modern slavery and make it easier for the UK public to report suspected exploitation.  Read more...

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New garden towns planned for Oxfordshire and North Essex (14 December 2015)

The Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has announced plans to build two new garden towns at Didcot in Oxfordshire and North Essex, to provide up to 50,000 new homes and new infrastructure.  Read more...

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HSE prosecutes two firms after workers die in conveyor belt (14 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted two companies, after two workers suffered fatal injuries in a machinery accident.  Read more...

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Jail and driving ban for motorist who caused fatal pile up on motorway (14 December 2015)

Liverpool Crown Court has sentenced a Cheshire lorry driver to 30 months in jail and has and banned him from driving for six years, after a crash that left one man dead and two people with serious injuries.  Read more...

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Council finance officer and seven others sentenced for £400,000 fraud (14 December 2015)

Southwark Crown Court has sentenced eight defendants who defrauded the London Borough of Haringey in a fraud totalling more than £400,000.  Read more...

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Leicester and Rutland launch centralised domestic and sexual violence support service (14 December 2015)

A new domestic and sexual violence support service has been launched in Rutland – enabling victims of domestic abuse in Leicestershire and Rutland to obtain help from a single joint service with one contact number.  Read more...

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Social media campaign warns borrowers that a loan shark is not just for Christmas (14 December 2015)

The England Illegal Money Lending Team social media campaign to promote the Stop Loan Sharks message will run until Christmas, to help protect householders and others from the hazards of borrowing money from loan sharks.  Read more...

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London borough due to welcome first Syrian refugees (14 December 2015)

The London Borough of Islington is due to welcome its first Syrian refugees when five families from Syria arrive in mid-December from camps on the Syrian border.  Read more...

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Judge rules council was right to close restaurant selling burgers with pink meat in the middle (14 December 2015)

A judge has ruled that environmental health officers from Portsmouth City Council were right to ban a Southsea restaurant from selling burgers that were pink in the middle.  Read more...

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Multi-agency approach results in illegal workers being detained in Wolverhampton (11 December 2015)

City of Wolverhampton Council has hailed the success of Operation Riposte raids to tackle suspected immigration offenders and the sale of illegal cigarettes and alcohol.  Read more...

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Trading Standards warn Christmas shoppers to be on the lookout for fire hazard hoverboards (11 December 2015)

Trading Standards officers are warning consumers to be on the lookout for dangerous hoverboards, after officers intercepted a £7,000 consignment of 51 self-balancing boards imported from China – and sent them for testing to see if they complied with electrical safety standards.   Read more...

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Unlicensed private vehicle hire drivers prosecuted (11 December 2015)

Uttlesford District Council has successfully prosecuted two drivers for illegally operating as a private hire vehicle without a licence at Stansted Airport.  Read more...

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Southern Health responds to leaked report and deaths of mental health patients (10 December 2015)

A leaked report by NHS England South has suggested that health trust Southern England may not have fully investigated patient deaths – including deaths among mental health patients, the elderly and patients with learning disabilities.  Read more...

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Directors disqualified for mis-selling carbon credits as investments (10 December 2015)

The directors of two London-based companies have been disqualified, after an investigation by the Insolvency Service found that Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs) certificates – a type of carbon credit certificate –
were mis-sold to members of the public as an investment.  Read more...

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Suspended sentence for benefit claimant who failed to declare income from employment (10 December 2015)

Wyre Council has prosecuted a benefit claimant who fraudulently income-based claimed benefits over several years.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis appoint New Directors Lucy Philps- Tate and Sophie Fretten (9 December 2015)

Legal 500 “Leading Law Firm” Duncan Lewis are pleased to announce the appointment of Lucy Philps- Tate and Sophie Fretten as Public Law and Family & Childcare Directors respectively.  Read more...

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Director disqualified for failing to submit full tax and VAT returns (9 December 2015)

The director of an electrical installation company which went into liquidation has been disqualified for failing to advise HMRC of VAT and tax figures.  Read more...

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Council prosecutes unlicensed tattooist who put customers at risk of infection (9 December 2015)

Peterborough City Council has prosecuted an unlicensed tattoo artist in the first case of its kind in Peterborough.  Read more...

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Border Force warns Christmas shoppers about counterfeit goods entering UK (9 December 2015)

Border Force officers are warning shoppers not to buy counterfeit goods at Christmas, after seizing thousands of fake products at UK ports, airports and postal hubs.  Read more...

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Demolition firm fined after worker falls from height (9 December 2015)

The incident happened at the Hillington Industrial Estate in Glasgow on the 30 December 2011, when an unnamed 50-year-old worker was working on a mobile scaffolding platform during demolition of a building.
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Construction site manager prosecuted after worker falls from height (8 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a construction site manager, after a worker was injured while working at height.  Read more...

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Contractor fined after removal of gas flue puts tenant at risk of CO poisoning (8 December 2015)

A Paignton-based contractor has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a gas flue was removed during a re-roofing contract, potentially putting a tenant’s life at risk.  Read more...

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Jail for director who acted as MD for firm while disqualified (8 December 2015)

A director who acted as managing director (MD) for a company while disqualified has been jailed and disqualified at Worcester Crown Court.  Read more...

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Court of Appeal imposes extended sentence on violent criminal (8 December 2015)

The Court of Appeal has imposed an extended sentence of imprisonment on Swansea armed robber Robert Quinn, after finding him to be a dangerous offender.  Read more...

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Welsh Secretary of State says efforts to cut re-offending must be central to criminal justice system (7 December 2015)

The Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb has said that the government’s efforts to improve rehabilitation will reduce re-offending, cut crime and make the UK’s streets safer.  Read more...

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Prison for homeless man who breached injunction order for begging (7 December 2015)

A homeless man in Wigan Borough who breached an injunction order has been sentenced to prison, after being caught begging.  Read more...

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Food manufacturer prosecuted after worker suffers chemical burns (7 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted food manufacturer Princes Ltd, after a worker suffered chemical burns.  Read more...

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Roofing company prosecuted after worker injures arm in machinery (7 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has successfully prosecuted a roofing company after a worker suffered injury to his arm in machinery.  Read more...

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Disqualification for managing director of stockbrokers left with £3m client cash shortfall (7 December 2015)

The managing director of a stockbrokers has been disqualified for eight years, after misleading the then Financial Standard Authority (FSA) – and causing his company to trade while in breach of financial rules and regulations regarding use of client monies.  Read more...

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Home financier given 13-year bankruptcy restriction and fined £945,277 for SRB offences (7 December 2015)

A home financier from Walsall in the West Midlands has been given a 13-year bankruptcy restriction, after breaching the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulations relating to “sale and rent back” (SRB) agreements.  Read more...

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Kent shopkeeper prosecuted for selling defective fruit (7 December 2015)

A Kent shopkeeper has been prosecuted, after an investigation by the Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate (HMI) found quality defects and labelling offences in fruit and vegetables sold at his store.  Read more...

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Water company fined £300,000 for polluting Devon stream (7 December 2015)

South West Water has been ordered to pay more than £300,000 in fines and costs, after polluting a Devon watercourse.  Read more...

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Government announces consultation on protection order for victims of stalking, domestic abuse and violence (7 December 2015)

The government has announced a consultation on further measures to protect victims of stalking, domestic abuse and violence.   Read more...

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£3m mental health pilot tests “joined up” working between schools and CCGs (7 December 2015)

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and NHS England have launched a multi-million pound joint mental health pilot scheme for hundreds of schools.  Read more...

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Minister tells conference that school and peer support will help tackle mental health issues among young people (7 December 2015)

The Minister for Childcare and Education, Sam Gyimah MP, has told a conference in London that the UK has reached a turning point in how children’s mental health issues are tackled.  Read more...

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Bucks council trail blazes pilot scheme to help people suffering short-term housing crisis (7 December 2015)

Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet has approved a groundbreaking pilot scheme to help people suffering a short-term housing crisis.  Read more...

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Landlord fined £20,000 for gas safety breaches (7 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has successfully prosecuted the landlord of a property in Plymouth, after he risked the lives of his tenants through by a dangerous gas boiler installed in the flat.  Read more...

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Bucks Trading Standards warns of dangers of illegal weight loss drug (7 December 2015)

Buckinghamshire Trading Standards are warning about the dangers of using the illegal drug 2.4 Dinitrophenol (DNP) for weight reduction and bodybuilding, in an autumn campaign aimed at students in the county.  Read more...

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MoD trials life changing DSF surgery for amputees (7 December 2015)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is to fund a trial of life changing surgery for amputees, paid for by the Armed Forces Covenant (LIBOR) Fund.  Read more...

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Durham Council gets tough with those who commit environmental crimes (4 December 2015)

Durham City Council is warning that more people than ever are “paying the price” for committing environmental crimes – from dog fouling to fly tipping.  Read more...

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Worcestershire draws up mental health protocol for children and young people in crisis (4 December 2015)

Worcestershire County Council^s Children^s Social Care has been working with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust and Worcestershire Health and Care Trust to develop a joint Children^s Urgent Mental Health Care Protocol.  Read more...

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Staffs electrical services company fined £13,000, after three workers are injured on Birmingham site (4 December 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted an electrical services company, after three workers were injured during refurbishment work at a building at Prominent Building on Five Ways Island, Hagley Road in central Birmingham.  Read more...

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DoH says NHS must support victims of modern slavery and trafficking (3 December 2015)

The Department of Health (DoH) has announced a number of important developments in the support of victims of modern slavery, to be shared with staff in health and adult social care services.  Read more...

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600 new homes planned for Liverpool under partnership scheme (3 December 2015)

Liverpool Housing Partnership is on course to build the first 600 new homes to be delivered by partners Redrow Homes, social housing provider Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) and property contractor Wilmott Dixon.  Read more...

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Suspended sentence for Worthing man who counterfeited film DVDs to support gambling (3 December 2015)

West Sussex Trading Standards have prosecuted a Worthing man caught illegally downloading and selling copied DVDs of unreleased films.  Read more...

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Food business closed by Swindon Borough Council after emergency closure order is granted (3 December 2015)

Swindon Borough Council has shut down a local business – which claimed to supply around 1,000 samosas a day to shops and other businesses – because it posed an immediate threat to public health.
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Carlisle businesswoman devises road safety programme for schools after son is knocked from bicycle (2 December 2015)

A Carlisle businesswoman whose young son was involved in a local road traffic accident has spearheaded a new approach to child pedestrian safety, which is being trialled in the Carlisle area.  Read more...

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Harley Street dentist struck off for serious misconduct (2 December 2015)

A Harley Street dentist has been removed from the General Dental Council’s (GDC) list of registered professionals, following allegations of serious misconduct and poor performance.  Read more...

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Leeds City Council asks residents to “get comfortable” talking about domestic violence (2 December 2015)

A new campaign organised by Leeds City Council encourages people across Leeds to get comfortable talking about domestic violence and abuse, in order to help more victims and their families seek the support they need.  Read more...

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Medway Trading Standards finds 90% of e-cigarette retailers sell to under-18s (2 December 2015)

Medway Trading Standards says that nearly 90% of shops in Medway selling e-cigarettes are breaking the law by selling nicotine products to children.  Read more...

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Mental health campaign aims to end “non-starter” conversations between parents and their children (1 December 2015)

A new survey for mental health campaign Time to Change has found that more than half of all parents have never spoken to their children about mental health issues.  Read more...

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NHS manager and three associates guilty of defrauding NHS of £3m (1 December 2015)

A jury at Leeds Crown Court has convicted a senior NHS manager and three associates of defrauding or conspiring to defraud the NHS of more than £3 million.  Read more...

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GMC raises alarm that new passport to practice will allow unqualified or inexperienced medics to practise in UK (1 December 2015)

The General Medical Council (GMC) has called on the European Commission and UK government to act over patient safety concerns about a proposed new “passport to practise” for medical staff.  Read more...

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Cumbria tackles legal high trade in Barrow-in-Furness (1 December 2015)

Cumbria County Council Trading Standards and Cumbria Police have joined forces to crack down on so-called legal highs or novel psychoactive substances being supplied in Cumbria.  Read more...

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Surrey council forms partnerships to crack down on housing and tenancy fraud (1 December 2015)

Reigate and Banstead Council is cracking down on social housing tenancy fraudsters, who prevent families in real housing need from moving into permanent homes – and cost the taxpayer thousands of pounds each year.  Read more...

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General Dental Council to streamline dental complaints (1 December 2015)

The General Dental Council (GDC) is to be given new powers to streamline investigations into dental complaints.  Read more...

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