Cinema trust 'potentially exposed' people to asbestos, Health and Safety Executive claims

Volunteers, employees and members of the public may have been exposed, warns the HSE The Market Hall Cinema in Brynmawr The trust that runs a Valleys cinema has been told by the Health and Safety Executive that it “potentially…

Bonkers 400-year-old British SHIN-KICKING contest scrapped this year over 'health and safety' fears

The bizarre annual competition has seen hundreds batter their opponents' legs in the Cotswolds since 1612 but 'increasing health and safety requirements' has seen it suspended this year  A bizarre 400-year-old shin-kicking…

South Devon engineer sentenced for unregistered gas work

An unregistered plumber from Dawlish has been fined after leaving gas work in a dangerous state. Torquay Magistrates heard how Stephen Barton undertook the installation of a gas cooker and gas boiler at two separate properties in Dawlish…

4-year-old child dies following farm accident in Co. Fermanagh

A 4-year-old child has died following a farm accident in Co. Fermanagh last night, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has confirmed. The PSNI attended the scene in the Maguiresbridge area, where the accident reportedly…

Woolwich Ferry workers to strike over health and safety fears and bullying claims

Woolwich Ferry workers to strike over health and safety fears and bullying claims Claims of bullying and disputes over health and safety have led workers at London's Woolwich Ferry down the path of staging two fresh strikes. Members…

Nine in ten e-cigarettes shops break their own retail rules by selling devices to people who have never smoked

An investigation by the Royal Society of Public Health found nine of ten retailers happily sold to customers who had never smoked - contravening guidelines Experts in this country have vehemently supported the technology, which they…

Merseyrail urge unions to cancel strike after safety guidelines for driver-only trains published

Photo: PA The rail regulator has published a set of "safety principles" for the roll out of driver-controlled trains, just days before Merseyrail and Arriva Trains North staff strike over the issue this weekend. Union members…

Hythe firm Jones Building Contractors in court over Stephen Twyman death

A Hythe building firm has gone on trial after a workman plunged to his death from a roof at Eastwell Manor near Ashford. Self-employed Stephen Twyman fell eight metres onto a patio in March 2014 while working on a flat roof…

Should exercise be compulsory at work?

Image copyright: GETTY IMAGES The news this week that more than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive has led to a lot of discussion over how to tackle the problem. But with no easy solution and rates of obesity rising fast has…

Manufacturer fined after worker loses fingers

Multi-Stroke's factory in Tipton  Metal manufacturer Multi-Stroke has been fined £40,000 after a worker lost two fingers and a thumb in an accident while using heavy machinery. The Tipton company pleaded guilty at Wolverhampton…

Alcohol allegations form part of HSE inquiry into cinema collapse

The aftermath of the collapse on Pilgrim Street. Picture: Garry Lydon ALLEGATIONS relating to alcohol are being looked into as part of an investigation into the collapse of a city centre cinema. Scaffolding and debris from…

A US trade deal out of the EU’s Reach would be a health and safety disaster

Unsafe products could reach our supermarkets if Britain has to rely on the US Environmental Protection Agency rather than the EU’s ‘precautionary principle’ ‘Hormone-impregnated and antibiotic-saturated…