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Norwich firm fined £150k after fall from heightSubscription

A Norwich-based repair and maintenance company has been fined after an employee fell 2 m while working on a roof.

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Digger driver jailed after wrecking £4m homesVideoSubscription

A plant operator who caused £1m worth of damage when he ploughed a digger into new bungalows has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Liverpool Chinatown contractor boss banned for seven years

Liverpool Chinatown contractor boss banned for seven yearsSubscription

The director of a failed contractor hired to build two major projects in the £200m redevelopment of Liverpool’s Chinatown has been disqualified for seven years.

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Balfour Beatty legal boss exitsSubscription

Balfour Beatty head of legal David Mercer has retired.


Fraudster who stole £160k gets suspended sentenceSubscription

A sole trader who stole more than £160,000 in a tax scam has been given a suspended two-year prison sentence.

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Payroll company loses CITB levy challenge Subscription

Payroll company Hudson Contract Services has lost a High Court appeal over its eligibility to pay the industry’s training levy.

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No-deal Brexit: CLC warns businesses to mitigate against impactSubscription

It is vital that firms start talking within their supply chains to mitigate against the risks of a no-deal Brexit, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has warned.

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Balfour JV’s £500m EfW project faces legal challengeSubscription

The decision to award a Balfour Beatty joint venture the £500m contract to build an energy-from-waste plant in Gloucestershire is facing a legal challenge.

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Man arrested and 11 people 'saved' in modern slavery raidVideoSubscription

A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of playing a part of in an organised crime group involved in modern slavery offences, police have said.

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Police hunt man who used digger to smash up TravelodgeSubscription

Police are searching for a man who used a digger to smash up an under-construction hotel in Liverpool on Monday.

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Director jailed over sale of prohibited paint stripperSubscription

A company director has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for the sale of a paint stripper and a plant protection product containing prohibited substances.