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Hotel sewage discharge leads to £90k fine

Bourne Leisure Ltd, the group that owns the Thoresby Hall Hotel in Ollerton, near Newark, has been convicted after discharging partially treated sewage effluent into the River Meden. Read More

Arco offers advice to prevent flood damage

Arco has offered advice on how employers can protect their businesses in the event of a flood. Read More

Farmer gets suspended prison sentence after admitting illegally burning fridges and animals

Despite warnings from the Environment Agency, a Norfolk-based farmer continued to collect and burn hazardous waste including fridges, freezers and dead animals. Read More

Government rejects car wash licensing scheme calls

The House of Commons environmental audit committee has published the Government’s response to a report it published in November, which called for hand car washes to be licensed to prevent “modern slavery in plain sight on Britain’s streets”. Read More

Environment Agency publishes response to the Compliance Classification Scheme guidance consultation

Earlier this month, the Environment Agency published its response to replies received from permitted site operators, Trade Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations following an external consultation into the operation and application of the Compliance Classification Scheme ('CCS') Guidance. Read More

Modern Slavery: MPs call for car wash gangs to be licensed

The Environmental Audit Select Committee has called on ministers to review whether the Modern Slavery Act 2015 should be updated to cover small car wash gangs. Read More

Environment Agency urges people to check flood risk ahead of continued thundery downpours

With more thundery downpours expected today, the Environment Agency is urging people to check their flood risk – especially if in an unfamiliar location. Communities in the South West of England are most at risk, including parts of Hampshire, Wiltshire and the West Midlands. Read More

Companies pay nearly £30,000 to river charity after pollution incident at airfield

Two companies have agreed to pay nearly £30,000 to a Norfolk charity after admitting their respective roles in a river pollution incident. Read More

Delivering sun safety – Royal Mail Group

Royal Mail Group has this year refined its sun-safety approach to help postal workers avoid the harmful effects of solar Read More

Waste handling: it’s the sound of the police

Would greater ‘policing’ of waste handling tie the industry up in red tape or drive health and safety standards in Read More



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