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Our August 2016 edition includes:  

  • Brexit – what happens now
  • New-look service in Cornwall
  • Wasps – public health enemy
  • Do’s and don’ts of gull control
  • Letters from the front line

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Risk of increased noise nuisance from night time train horns

Environmental Protection

Risk of increased noise nuisance from night time train horns

Stuart Spear17/08/2016 - 14:26

The CIEH is calling for the evidence behind rail industry proposals to cut the period when trains cannot sound their horns at night, following concerns it will lead to increased local authority noise complaints.

Manchester signs off ambitious air quality plans

Environmental Protection

Manchester signs off ambitious air quality plans

Katie Coyne17/08/2016 - 15:18

Thousands of lives will be saved thanks to Greater Manchester’s ambitious plans to improve air quality.

Shale gas payments a ‘distraction’ from health concerns

Environmental Protection

Shale gas payments a ‘distraction’ from health concerns

Stuart Spear17/08/2016 - 14:33

Proposals to direct shale gas funds to individuals nothing more than a distraction from public health risks, warns CIEH.

Review of food crime unit launched

Food Safety

Review of food crime unit launched

Stuart Spear17/08/2016 - 14:38

FSA announces independent review of its National Food Crime Unit.

Under 18s urged to avoid ‘scratchers’ this summer

Health and Safety

Under 18s urged to avoid ‘scratchers’ this summer

Katie Coyne17/08/2016 - 15:05

Cheap DIY tattoos are putting people at risk of hepatitis and HIV according to the Local Government Association.

New guidance published around construction noise

Environmental Protection

New guidance published around construction noise

Stuart Spear17/08/2016 - 15:31

Noise experts in London have come together to create a good practice guide to control noise and vibration from the construction industry.

Tesco subsidiary pays out £90K for mice infestation

Food Safety

Tesco subsidiary pays out £90K for mice infestation

Katie Coyne17/08/2016 - 14:47

A One Stop Stores outlet, owned by Tesco, has paid more than £90,000 after environmental health officers found a Preston shop was infested with mice.

Brexit will not roll back the clock on smoking

Public Health

Brexit will not roll back the clock on smoking

Katie Coyne17/08/2016 - 14:53

Tobacco controls will not slide backwards due to Brexit according to the charity Action on Smoking and Health.

Code of Conduct launched for heir hunters

Regulation

Code of Conduct launched for heir hunters

Katie Coyne17/08/2016 - 15:36

Heir hunters can now join a professional body to help raise standards and give councils and legal teams peace of mind in their dealings with these services.

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Mobile Homes: Policy and Practice

Tuesday 13 September - Southampton

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Mobile Homes: Policy and Practice

Tuesday 13 September - Southampton

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Setting Licensing Fees: Are we still getting them wrong?

Wednesday 14 September - London

Housing

Setting Licensing Fees: Are we still getting them wrong?

Wednesday 14 September - London

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