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London borough council fined £330,000 after child sustains fatal injuries at playground

London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council has been sentenced, after a five-year-old girl died when playground equipment collapsed on top of her, at Mile End Park.

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Motor industry employee sentenced in wake of ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, in a prosecution brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Kim Doyle, who worked for the RAC, was found to have transferred personal data to an accident claims management firm, without authorisation.

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London’s firefighters attended two animal rescues a day in 2020

Firefighters rescued two animals a day during 2020 – a big increase on the previous three years, according to new figures from London Fire Brigade.

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High school governing body fined, after worker falls from roof

The governing body of Christ the King Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre in Southport has been fined, after an employee fell from height whilst performing routine maintenance duties.

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Precision tool manufacturer fined £100,000 after worker severs finger

L.S. Starrett Company Limited, a precision tool manufacturer, has been fined after an employee’s index finger was severed and his thumb deeply lacerated, in an incident involving a radial arm drilling machine.

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