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Aug 2016

Claimant Awarded £2,800.00 After Contracting Food Poisoning On Holiday

In August 2015 Mr K booked a holiday for himself, his partner and their children through a tour operator, staying at a hotel in Egypt. The hotel was booked on an all inclusive basis and at no time during his holiday did he eat out of the hotel. After ten of the fourteen days that he had…

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26
Aug 2016

Businessman Receives Record Jail Sentence

Terence Dugbo received a jail sentence of 7 years and 6 months.  Mr Dugbo was found guilty of defrauding paperwork to claim that his Leeds based firm, TLC Recycling, had collected and recycled in excess of 19,500 tonnes of electrical waste during 2011. A major Environmental Agency investigation was launched and at the 7 week…

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26
Aug 2016

Utility Company Fined £380,000

Yorkshire Water has recently been fined £350,000 for illegally discharging sewage in North Yorkshire. Yorkshire Water pleaded guilty at Bradford Crown Court to offences relating to a sewer overflow in Harrogate.  Yorkshire Water was also required to pay £30,000 in costs to the Environment Agency. The incident, in April 2013, related to a sewer overflow…

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26
Aug 2016

Skip Hire Company Owner Escapes Jail

The owner of a skip hire firm in the West Midlands has been given a two year suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence of one of his employees. Bikram Mahli was ordered also to pay costs of £10,000 and banned from being a director of a company for 10…

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24
Aug 2016

New insulin pill could spare diabetes patients pain of daily injections

According to the World Health Organisation, there are currently 420 million diabetes patients worldwide and the disease is responsible for 3.7 million deaths each year. Patients with Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disorder which is usually diagnosed in childhood, and later stage Type 2 diabetes, usually associated with being overweight and inactive, are required to…

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24
Aug 2016

Giving antibiotics to babies and toddlers increases risk of diabetes

Doctors have warned that giving young children antibiotics could substantially increase their risk of becoming diabetic. Researchers from New York University have conducted trials on young mice and compared those which were given several courses of antibiotics with mice that were not given drugs. Those that had received three treatments by the age of six…

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