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Certificate of competence for Rodney Pearce

Rodney Pearce, one of the UK’s most senior and highly respected Fire Risk Assessors, who recently passed away, has been awarded a posthumous certificate of competence from Warrington Certification Limited (WCL). […]

Engineers get the measure of the larger things in life

Engineers at the University of Bath have opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory that allows them to measure very large objects, such as aeroplane wings, to within a fraction of a millimetre. […]

Housing Minister Visits Salford

Housing Minister John Healey visited New Broughton in Salford today recently as it is the first North West scheme supported by the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) Kickstart funding programme to be fully signed off, with all legal agreements and contracts now exchanged. […]

Demand for ban on game bird cages

The government-appointed Working Group charged with setting rules for how ‘game birds’ will in future be produced for shooting has caused widespread dismay this week by publishing a Code of Practice that fails to outlaw the notorious battery cage for breeding birds. […]

South West's Largest Ever Housing Stock Transfer

City law firm Trowers & Hamlins has advised new social landlord Plymouth Community Homes on the largest ever housing stock transfer in the South West of England, in which all of Plymouth City Council’s 15,000 homes have been transferred to Plymouth Community Homes. […]

Home Injuries highlighted by SafeHome Tool

Injuries and their consequences produce a heavy burden on society in terms of short and long term disability, mortality, economic loss and health care costs. Whilst injuries account for only about three per cent of total deaths in Wales, the distribution of the age of death in those dying is very different from most other causes of death with a high proportion of deaths occurring in the young. After the age of one, injury is the first or second leading cause of death in most European countries, including Wales. […]

Greater Manchester Police Authority wins award

GREATER Manchester Police Authority (GMPA) has scooped a national award for an innovative . The Authority fought off competition from police authorities in Avon and Somerset, West Midlands and West Yorkshire to secure the accolade from the Association of Police Authorities (APA). […]