‘Toxic soup’ children win case – The Independent

“A group who blame their disabilities on their mothers’ exposure to toxic materials before their birth won a legal action today against a council it blames for their condition.”

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The Independent, 29th July 2009

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Court’s reversal of pesticides decision prompts accusations of whitewash – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2009 in appeals, environmental health, news, pesticides by sally

“Court rules in favour of government after Georgina Downs last year won case based on ‘solid evidence’ of harm from crop spraying.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2009

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Food watchdog failed to prevent deadly E coli outbreak, says inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2009 in environmental health, food, news by sally

“Hygiene watchdogs failed to deal with long-standing, repetitive failures at an abattoir behind the second-worst E coli outbreak in Britain, according to today’s report into the incident, which killed a five-year-old boy, put 31 people in hospital, struck 44 schools and involved 157 people.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2009

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Firm fined £140,000 over smells – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2009 in environmental health, news, pollution by sally

“A firm whose Lincolnshire factory emitted smells which left residents feeling ill has been fined £140,000.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2009

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Campaigner wins pesticide victory – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2008 in environmental health, news, pesticides by sally

“An environmental campaigner has won a legal victory in a long-running battle with the government over the use of pesticides.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2008

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Caterer prepared kebabs as corpse lay nearby – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2008 in environmental health, food, news by sally

“A catering company boss prepared kebabs just feet away from a dead man lying on a sofa, it was revealed today.”

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The Independent, 14th October 2008

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R v RL and JF – WLR Daily

Posted September 4th, 2008 in clubs, environmental health, law reports, strict liability, water by sally

R v RL and JF [2008] EWCA Crim 1970; [2008] WLR (D) 299

“A prosecution for the strict liability offence of causing polluting matter to enter controlled waters could be brought against either a club, as an unincorporated association, in its own name or against individual members.”

WLR Daily, 2nd September 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Families hit by E coli outbreak may bring case against butcher – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2008 in environmental health, food, news by sally

“Families of children who became ill during an outbreak of E coli that affected 150 people, mainly children, and claimed the life of one boy could take legal action against the butcher blamed for the crisis, a public inquiry heard yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2008

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Coroner calls in police over fears of a cover-up on toxic water – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in environmental health, news, water by sally

“Police have been ordered to investigate claims that Britain’s worst water contamination was the subject of a cover-up.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

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Council tax rebel claims a moral victory – The Times

Posted October 1st, 2007 in council tax, environmental health, news by sally

“A woman who withheld her council tax after claiming that a decision to collect rubbish only twice a month had led to a rat infestation in her home yesterday claimed a moral victory in her battle with the authorities.”

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The Times, 29th September 2007

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£185,000 in fines for householders who put rubbish out at wrong time – The Times

Posted April 13th, 2007 in environmental health, fines, news by sally

“Thousands of people across the country have been fined for putting out their rubbish on the wrong day. More than a dozen councils have levied fines since the introduction of legislation a year ago enabling local authorities to pursue residents, a Times investigation has found.”

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The Times, 13th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk