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Uber London loses licence to operate

Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said Some 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the Uber app in London Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport…
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Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was suffering from brain disease when he killed himself, post-mortem reveals

Hernandez was sentenced in 2015 to life in prison without parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd and was found hanged in his cell in April this year Former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez was suffering from the degenerative brain…
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Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time

The Stoptober campaign runs from 1 October The annual Stoptober campaign in England is embracing e-cigarettes for the first time - in a sign vaping is being seen as the key to getting people to quit. Health experts have tended to shy away…
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Warning that another Grenfell Tower tragedy is inevitable unless safety procedures in tall buildings are changed

Russ Timpson described construction fire safety in Britain as "woeful" and warned the Grenfell tragedy "would not be the last one." Leading fire safety experts have warned another Grenfell Tower tragedy is inevitable unless…
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Shocking footage of worker being almost killed painting Shotts road without protection sparks investigation

The shocking safety lapse, filmed in North Lanarkshire, almost turns to tragedy when a driver decides to overtake as a van pulls out and has to swerve around the man A SHOCKING video shows a white line painter…
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Consumers told to stop buying 'fire-risk' fridges

Image copyright: GETTY IMAGES Consumers are being advised to stop buying fridges and freezers with flammable plastic backs, which could create a fire risk. According to research by Which? there are at least 236 such models on sale, representing…
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Health officials at odds over the safety of e-cigarettes, as TV ads launched

New TV adverts encouraging the use of E-cigarettes to quit smoking are to be launched by Public Health England - just as other health officials warn there is little evidence they are safe The new campaign, due to start next month,…
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Farm deaths only 'tip of the iceberg' as farmers regularly left with life-changing injuries - HSA

2Pat Griffin Director of the HSA The Health and Safety Authority has said that farm fatalities are only the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to farm safety as farmers are left with life-changing injuries from farm…
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Grenfell Tower fire death toll may be lower than first feared, police say

Detectives are also looking into eight cases of fraud and four possible thefts from flats following the Grenfell Tower tragedy Fewer people may have died in the Grenfell Tower fire than previously feared, police have said. It…
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'Drive-through' rubbish bins aim to keep motorways clean

Image copyright: HIGHWAYS ENGLANDHighways England say the window height bins are easier for drivers to dispose of litter without leaving their vehicles Drivers are being encouraged to throw rubbish out of their windows into bright orange bins…
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HSE outlines safety plan for waste and recycling sector

The Health and Safety Executive has targeted a reduction in injuries and fatalities to waste workers caused by moving machinery, in its latest plan for the sector HSE has published sector plans this week (18 September) for 19 industry sectors…
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Farmers are you ready for the Health and Safety Executive's "Potato Harvest" inspections?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be undertaking work within the agriculture sector this autumn to raise awareness of the risks during "potato harvest" season. Potato growers have been urged to step up their accident prevention…