Archive for the 'environmental health' Category

Sibsey poultry farm Moy Park fined for chicken smells – BBC News

“A Lincolnshire poultry farm has been fined for allowing ‘nauseating’ smells to affect nearby residents.”

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BBC News, 24th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Takeaway manager jailed over Wrexham E.coli cases – BBC News

“A former Wrexham takeaway operator has been jailed for eight months and banned from running food businesses after admitting hygiene offences which led to an E. coli outbreak.”

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BBC News, 9th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Polytunnels could become widespread after court ruling – Daily Telegraph

“Polytunnels could become widespread in the English countryside after the Court of Appeal allowed their use in an area of outstanding natural beauty, conservationists fear.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Clay company fined for polluting Dartmoor stream – BBC News

“A clay company has been fined for polluting a stream on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

KFC fined after cockroach seen eating chip – The Guardian

“Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has been ordered to pay out almost £19,000 after a cockroach was found eating a chip in one of the busiest branches in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Parents sue over E.coli outbreak – Daily Telegraph

“Families are suing a hospital where two babies died following an E.coli outbreak after it emerged that staff may have spread the infection by not washing their hands.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Legal action prepared over E.coli – BBC News

“Wrexham Council has said it is preparing to take legal action following an outbreak of E.coli which affected four people earlier this year.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Meat firm fined over beck spill – BBC News

“A meat processing company in Lincolnshire has been fined £10,000 after ammonia escaped into a stream and killed 100 fish.”

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BBC News, 23rd October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Toxic soup’ children win case – The Independent

“A group who blame their disabilities on their mothers’ exposure to toxic materials before their birth won a legal action today against a council it blames for their condition.”

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The Independent, 29th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court’s reversal of pesticides decision prompts accusations of whitewash – The Guardian

“Court rules in favour of government after Georgina Downs last year won case based on ‘solid evidence’ of harm from crop spraying.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Food watchdog failed to prevent deadly E coli outbreak, says inquiry – The Guardian

“Hygiene watchdogs failed to deal with long-standing, repetitive failures at an abattoir behind the second-worst E coli outbreak in Britain, according to today’s report into the incident, which killed a five-year-old boy, put 31 people in hospital, struck 44 schools and involved 157 people.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Firm fined £140,000 over smells – BBC News

“A firm whose Lincolnshire factory emitted smells which left residents feeling ill has been fined £140,000.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Campaigner wins pesticide victory – BBC News

“An environmental campaigner has won a legal victory in a long-running battle with the government over the use of pesticides.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Caterer prepared kebabs as corpse lay nearby – The Independent

“A catering company boss prepared kebabs just feet away from a dead man lying on a sofa, it was revealed today.”

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The Independent, 14th October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

R v RL and JF – WLR Daily

R v RL and JF [2008] EWCA Crim 1970; [2008] WLR (D) 299

“A prosecution for the strict liability offence of causing polluting matter to enter controlled waters could be brought against either a club, as an unincorporated association, in its own name or against individual members.”

WLR Daily, 2nd September 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Families hit by E coli outbreak may bring case against butcher – The Guardian

“Families of children who became ill during an outbreak of E coli that affected 150 people, mainly children, and claimed the life of one boy could take legal action against the butcher blamed for the crisis, a public inquiry heard yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Coroner calls in police over fears of a cover-up on toxic water – The Times

“Police have been ordered to investigate claims that Britain’s worst water contamination was the subject of a cover-up.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Council tax rebel claims a moral victory – The Times

“A woman who withheld her council tax after claiming that a decision to collect rubbish only twice a month had led to a rat infestation in her home yesterday claimed a moral victory in her battle with the authorities.”

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The Times, 29th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

£185,000 in fines for householders who put rubbish out at wrong time – The Times

“Thousands of people across the country have been fined for putting out their rubbish on the wrong day. More than a dozen councils have levied fines since the introduction of legislation a year ago enabling local authorities to pursue residents, a Times investigation has found.”

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The Times, 13th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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