A pilot jailed for crash landing and risking lives ‘still thinks he’s a hero’ – Manchester Evening News

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A ‘greedy and arrogant’ pilot who crashed his plane while narrowly missing the M62 has been jailed for three-and-a-half-years.

Robert Murgatroyd, 52, was sentenced on Friday after being found guilty of endangering the lives of his passengers, three bird watchers who wanted to see a rare bird which had been spotted on a remote island for the first time in 30 years.

The 45-year-old Piper Cherokee plane owned by the defendant was severely overloaded, and was only in the air for a matter of minutes after taking off from Barton Aerodrome.

via A pilot jailed for crash landing and risking lives ‘still thinks he’s a hero’ – Manchester Evening News.

11 arrested after mine accident kills 22

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Eleven people were arrested for their roles in a deadly mine accident that killed 22 people in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, authorities said Monday.

The people’s procuratorate of Xilingol League, where the accident happened, said the suspects were charged with causing a major work safety accident.

The accident occurred on Feb. 23 when a shuttle vehicle lost control and crashed into the side of a tunnel in a lead, zinc and silver mine under Yinman Mining Company in the West Ujimqin Banner.

 

http://www.china.org.cn/china/2019-03/18/content_74585471.htm

7 injured as firefighters battle hours-long East Boston blaze at casket company – Boston News | WHDH 7News

EAST BOSTON (WHDH) – Seven people were transported by Boston EMS during an hours-long response as fire crews worked to extinguish a massive nine-alarm blaze at a factory building in East Boston that prompted officials to evacuate area residents and suspend service on a stretch of the Blue Line.

Firefighters responding to a reported structure fire at the New England Casket Company on Bennington Street around 3 p.m. found flames shooting through the roof and a massive plume of smoke pouring out of the building.

via 7 injured as firefighters battle hours-long East Boston blaze at casket company – Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News.

10 Blasts And Flying Containers- Mohali Factory Sets Ablaze – ChandigarhX

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Panic gripped the area as 10 blasts were heard one after the other. Plastic containers were flying high in the air. Flames and smoke engulfed the area within minutes when a godown went up in flames at the Industrial Area, Phase 7. The site was used for storing thinner and chemicals. Once again, this incident brings to the fore lack of fire preparedness in factories in Mohali district.

The godown belonged to Chem Tech Industries, involved in manufacturing paints. It is owned by two brothers Satpal Garg and Kishan Garg. While chemicals were stored in the godown on plot number C142, packing was done on plot number D127, opposite the godown.

via 10 Blasts And Flying Containers- Mohali Factory Sets Ablaze – ChandigarhX.

Norfolk men in court over health and safety charges relating to boxer Kuba’s death | Great Yarmouth News –

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Two men involved in a Great Yarmouth boxing match appeared at a Norwich court today charged with alleged health and safety failings after a young boxer died following his first fight.

via Norfolk men in court over health and safety charges relating to boxer Kuba’s death | Great Yarmouth News – Great Yarmouth Mercury.

Challenges for achieving clean air — lessons from ten cities across Europe

Implementing EU air quality legislation to protect human health and the environment from pollution can be demanding for countries and cities. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has worked together with a number of European cities to better understand policy implementation challenges. The EEA’s new report, published today, summarises key findings on the cities’ progress over the past five years and highlights on-going challenges for improving air quality at the local level.

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Lincoln Caffè Nero branch told to ‘improve’ after being hit with low food hygiene rating

A Lincoln Caffè Nero branch has been told it needs to improve after scoring two out of five in its latest food hygiene rating.

The coffee shop at Exchange Arcade in the city’s Cornhill failed to completely satisfy inspectors from City of Lincoln Council on February 6 earlier this year.

www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/lincoln-news/lincoln-caff-nero-branch-told-2654921

Motorcyclist is saved by his headgear after crashing into the prongs of a forklift at speed

A Chinese motorcyclist has been saved by his helmet after smacking his head onto the prongs of a forklift while riding at speed.

The victim was riding a motorised scooter in eastern China, and crashed straight into the metal bars which had been lifted up.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6812691/Motorcyclist-saved-helmet-crashing-prongs-forklift-speed.html

Slough restaurants rank bottom for food hygiene in the South East | Slough Observer

According to new analysis of the Food Standards Agency, Slough has ranked bottom of the regional hygiene ratings for restaurants.

With an average ranking of just 3.86 stars out of 5, Slough ranks fifth lowest in the UK and bottom in the South East region. Only St Helens (3.86), Bolton (3.83), Birmingham (3.78), Luton (3.78) and Walsall (3.68) have lower average ratings across the UK.

The South East of England were the fourth best performing region, with an average ranking of 4.447 star across the 29,989 premises. Northern Ireland tops the list with an average ranking of 4.59 stars across 6,619 premises, with London’s average of 4.02 stars the lowest across the UK.

via Slough restaurants rank bottom for food hygiene in the South East | Slough Observer.