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Reels in Motion kick start work on their new state of the art studio

Qube are proud to have been chosen to be involved in this project! The Sentinel has written an article highlighting the potential that Reels in Motion has. Production company Reels in Motion is investing more than £250,000 to transform a former workingmen’s club into a state-of-the-art studio for film-makers. The firm, which is currently based […]

The Symptoms Of Mesothelioma

A really interesting infographic from the Asbestos Advice Helpline which gives an insight as to what to look out for! They have surveyed 2000 individuals that fall within the risk population for mesothelioma and a shocking 70% of them couldn’t name a single symptom. Have a read of some of the facts below.

Nightclub owner fined over asbestos failings in Bolton

The HSE has released an article regarding a recent prosecution of a nightclub owner A Bolton night club owner has been sentenced after admitting a failure to carry out a survey for asbestos before starting on the refurbishment of a local night club. Manchester Magistrates’ court heard how UK Night Life Limited and its sole […]

Inquest Hears BUPA Care Home Resident Died from Legionnaires’ disease

A inquest being held this week in Chelmsford has heared how an 86 year grandfather Kenneth Ibbetson, died of suspected Legionnaires’ disease in 2015 while resident at a BUPA’s Hutton Village care home. Mr Ibbetson was taken to hospital in June 2015 where doctors initially diagnosed pneumonia. His condition quickly deteriorated and he died three […]

Asbestos found at Rugeley farm fire

The Birmingham Mail has reported, Health experts have issued advice to residents living near an ongoing fire in Staffordshire after asbestos was found at the site. Around 1,000 tonnes of waste has been burning for more than two weeks at Oak Tree Farm in Slitting Mill, Rugeley. The blaze, which began as a controlled burn […]

Asbestos to be removed from Berengaria by 2019

The Cyprus Mail has reported that, The toxic asbestos from the rooftops of the now abandoned former British military estate of Berengaria in Kato Polemidia is going to start this year and will take three years to complete, Communications and Works Minister Marios Demetriades said on Friday. The government’s plans to proceed with the removal […]

Superbugs found in drinking water!

Pollution Online has reported, In what appears to be a first-time discovery, researchers found a drug-resistant “superbug” in the drinking water in a developed country. The discovery of antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria in water samples from France highlights “the presence of expanding reservoirs of these resistance genes, including reservoirs in the environment,” according to a […]

£1.8m fine for G4S due to lack of Legionella compliance

The Harlow Star has reported that,G4S Cash Solutions has been fined £1.8 million for failing to protect its workers from Legionnaires’ disease. Harlow Council took action in October 2013 following a report a worker had contracted the serious lung infection which causes flu-like symptoms. It is chiefly spread by water droplets through air conditioning systems. […]

Asbestos safety failing fine for charitable trust and contractor

The HSE has reported that, A charitable trust and a contractor it employed has been fined for safety failings after disturbing asbestos and continuing to work in a building. The Williamson Trust is responsible for the running of a school academy where Mark Tucker was contracted to refurbish a building block. Chatham Magistrates’ Court heard […]

Food firm fined after asbestos disturbed during building work

The HSE has reported that, A food company and their contractor have been fined after asbestos was disturbed during building work and only identified by chance when an asbestos removal contractor attended site. Stafford Crown Court heard no asbestos survey had been carried out by Mizkan Euro Ltd or D H Welton & Co Ltd […]