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    Guilty firms feel the impact of heavier fines

    In February 2016, the Sentencing Guidelines Council introduced new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences in the workplace.

    By Helen Devery, BLM on 10 June 2019

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    Local Authority fined after Legionnaires’ Disease traced back to leisure centre

    Tendring District Council has been fined after a member of public contracted Legionnaires’ Disease having been a regular user of its leisure centre facilities.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 20 December 2018

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    Secret history

    After lying mothballed for 80 years, the Victorian theatre at Alexandra Palace is ready to open its doors.

    By Belinda Liversedge visits Alexandra Palace to find out about its hidden theatre and busy events programe on 03 December 2018

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    Courts signal ‘end to stratospheric fines for big firms’, lawyers are told

    Multi-billion organisations who may have been bracing themselves for fines in excess of £10m following the stricter sentencing guidelines can breathe somewhat a sigh of relief – reports have come in that courts are meting out very low level fines for big name brands.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 November 2018

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    The magic of the extraordinary

    In film and television, creating the spectacular is often the big aim. Consequently, the risks involved in creating fantastic sets and scenes are sometimes just as dramatic. How do you do bloodcurdling stunts while keeping everyone around safe?

    By Anna Ryland meets 1st Option Safety, the firm that specialises in safety in film and visual effects on 25 July 2018