The government is sending out letters outlining that even if we leave without a deal, pensions for those in the EU will be uprated for a further 3 years – an increase of at least 2.5% annually for the duration of this Parliament, worth up to £200 a year per person. AndRead More →

The Environment Agency and emergency services are teaming up to test ways to protect Salisbury from flooding. Exercise Touchpaper will last 3 days and is led by the Environment Agency, who will supply flood barriers, about 50 staff and all the necessary equipment for a pump. The army’s ability toRead More →

Magnox has dispatched the final flask of spent fuel from Wylfa Site for reprocessing at Sellafield in Cumbria, marking the end of defuelling operations at all of the UK’s first generation nuclear reactors. Reaching the end of defuelling is a huge achievement for the twin-reactor site and its staff, whoRead More →

The Justice Secretary was joined at the site by council leaders and senior representatives from Kier – who were awarded a £253 million contract earlier this year for the design and construction of the new prison. The 1,680-place category C jail is a major element of the Government’s bold strategyRead More →

The drivers or operators of almost 90% of commercial vehicles stopped during a recent check in Hertfordshire have been reminded of the law on carrying waste. Some 33 van and lorry drivers were stopped at Borehamwood in the latest series of inspections on their vehicles and paperwork. Half a dozenRead More →

Small UK-based development charities delivering international development projects have an opportunity to apply for a UK aid boost from this week (Thursday 5 September). DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is now open to organisations that have an income of less than £250,000 and provide life-changing support to those inRead More →

With the number of boreholes being drilled in the Westcountry without permission, abstractors are reminded to contact the Environment Agency for advice. With river levels and groundwater falling, landowners and businesses with boreholes, wells and springs are being urged to take a few simple steps to make sure they aren’tRead More →