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Call for urgent HHSRS review

Housing

Call for urgent HHSRS review

Stuart Spear19/04/2018 - 11:58

MPs are calling for an urgent review of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System warning that it is unnecessarily complicated leaving non-EHPs unclear of the minimum standards required to make a property habitable.

Brexit spells green light for noise reform

Environmental Protection

Brexit spells green light for noise reform

Will Hatchett19/04/2018 - 13:00

Brexit presents the UK with a major opportunity to re-evaluate noise policy, Defra’s Lewis Baker told a national CIEH conference this week.

US faces largest egg recall for almost a decade

Food Safety

US faces largest egg recall for almost a decade

Katie Coyne19/04/2018 - 12:21

More than 200 million eggs have been recalled from across the USA over concerns that they may be tainted with Salmonella.

Prison for ‘obstructive’ takeaway boss

Food Safety

Prison for ‘obstructive’ takeaway boss

Stuart Spear19/04/2018 - 12:37

Blackburn boss of takeaway given six-month custodial sentence for operating a food premises described in court as squalid and revolting.

Pet store workers pick up bug from poorly lambs

Health and Safety

Pet store workers pick up bug from poorly lambs

Katie Coyne19/04/2018 - 12:14

An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness has been linked to a Teeside pet store, Pet Mania, and Public Health England’s North East team are investigating.

First decade as London’s most sustainable venue

Public Health

First decade as London’s most sustainable venue

Stuart Spear19/04/2018 - 11:41

CIEH is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of its sustainable events venue 15Hatfields by each week releasing interesting facts about its history in the run up to 10 May.

Last lion tamer banned from performing

Health and Safety

Last lion tamer banned from performing

Stuart Spear19/04/2018 - 12:50

An animal welfare charity has applauded Defra’s decision to refuse a licence for England’s last circus lion tamer on animal welfare grounds.

Housing officers suffer campaign of abuse

Housing

Housing officers suffer campaign of abuse

William Hatchett05/04/2018 - 14:22

A Sheffield landlord who was given a suspended prison sentence last year for a two-year campaign of abuse on social media against housing officers.

Environmental health apprenticeships launched

Public Health

Environmental health apprenticeships launched

Stuart Spear05/04/2018 - 13:28

Government announces launch of regulatory compliance apprenticeship scheme targeted at environmental health.

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