Man in his 70s killed in Co Waterford farm accident

A man in his 70s has been killed in a farm accident in Co Waterford.

It happened on land in the Ferrybank area at 10am this morning.

It is understood the man suffered fatal injuries while emptying a septic tank and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was taken to University Hospital Waterford where a post mortem will be carried out.

The Health and Safety Authority is to investigate the incident.

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Video of rat terrorising diners and getting stamped on sparks Environmental Health probe – Cornwall Live

WARNING:  Video shows violence against a rat some people may find distressing

A video of rat running around a restaurant and jumping on a diner – before being pinned down with brooms and stamped on – has gone viral,  and sparked an Environmental Health investigation.

The incident happened yesterday in a restaurant in Northern Ireland, where the rat ran amok  and cilmbed up the leg of one horrified diner. Stephen Houston, 26, was out for a meal with friends in The Ramore restaurant in Portrush when the shocking incident happened.

The charity worker said he and pals had just ordered their meal and paid for it and sat down when they noticed some commotion in the corner of the restaurant.

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Cafes and restaurants targeted in food hygiene ratings scam

Cafes, restaurants and other food businesses have been threatened with false fines by fraudsters, the Food Standards Agency said.

A person posing as an agency or council employee has approached businesses and demanding money for a new food hygiene rating.

The firms were then warned that failure to pay will result in a fine.

Morecambe fast food takeaway fined for food hygiene offences

A Morecambe fast food takeaway has been fined over £1,500 after pleading guilty to breaching food hygiene regulations at Lancaster Magistrates Court.

Yasin Masood, the food business operator of Rehmans at 26 Queen Street, Morecambe appeared before magistrates on Monday (April 15) charged with 12 offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.

Swanage town council seeking advice from Environment Agency on slippery slipway | Bournemouth Echo

THE parish slipway in Swanage is closed until further notice as it currently has an “extremely slippery surface”, the town council said.

Warning signs have been installed at the slipway, which is adjacent to the Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre in The Square.
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Fly-tippers dump ‘colossal’ rubbish heap at Blackburn firm – BBC News

Fly-tippers have broken into a business property and dumped a “mountain” of rubbish.
Cooper Bespoke Joinery in Blackburn, Lancashire, said the huge pile of waste appeared on Monday evening.
The firm said it had captured the incident on CCTV and the offenders had forced their way into the yard by cutting through a lock.
It said it had been quoted between £3,000 and £5,000 to have the waste – which includes mattresses – removed.
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Chemical firms suspected of manipulating fine dust emission data | Yonhap News Agency

SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) — Chemical companies are alleged to have colluded with air pollutant measurement firms to manipulate data on emissions of fine dust, the environment ministry said Wednesday.
A total of 235 chemical factories located in the Yeosu industrial complex were found to have plotted with four measurement agencies in rigging data on air pollutant emissions over the past four years, according to the ministry and a local environment agency.
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