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University student runs in memory of asbestos victim Warwick University student, Jake Allingan, aged 20, took part in a run totaling over 15 miles in memory of his Grandad, Michael Allingan, who died aged 73 from mesothelioma – a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The route started in Halifax and ended in Oldham at […]
Former asbestos site in Rochdale is to be investigated The Turner Brothers former asbestos site in Rochdale is to be investigated in order to assess the ground quality at the Spodden Valley location. Rochdale council have issued letters to residents on Rooley Moor Road notifying them of the forthcoming investigation. The letter invited it’s recipients to […]
Beeston library to get 1 million revamp to remove asbestos Beeston library in Nottinghamshire is to receive a £1 million revamp after a large quantity of asbestos was found to be present inside the building. The work will be completed over a 9 month period. As well as work inside the building to remove asbestos, […]
Asbestos present in almost 70000 homes in Northern Ireland Following a Freedom of Information request by the online blog ‘Beyond the Pillars’, it has been revealed that Asbestos present in almost 70000 homes in Northern Ireland is a cause of concern for the public. Asbestos is a deadly material and was used on a large scale […]
Man fined for exposing public to asbestos Darlington Magistrate court heard how Peter Wade from Durham had been fined for exposing members of the public to asbestos during a refurbishment of a residential property on South Parade, County Durham. Whilst working on the loft space of the garage, the garage ceiling collapsed and Wade proceeded […]
Renewed call to remove asbestos from schools Trade unions are calling for the Government to prioritise the removal of asbestos from all schools and colleges. The call from the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) follows the death of a former teacher from the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma. Sue Stephens was a primary school teacher […]
Firm sentenced for asbestos failures A home improvement company has been fined for the unsafe removal of asbestos material from a domestic property. Ace of Hearts Home Improvement Limited removed asbestos containing materials from a domestic property in St Albans in September 2015 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the company was not […]