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Drivers are advised that more heavy rain is expected across the south west

25 November 2012 17:00

Road users are being advised to check their route for delays and to check weather conditions before they travel as more heavy rain is expected across the south west through this evening and into tomorrow morning.

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Highways Agency

Traffic bulletin: M56 in south Manchester re-opens after Metrolink works

25 November 2012 13:45

The M56 in south Manchester, closed in both directions between Sharston and Manchester Airport since 10pm last night (Saturday 24 November), has re-opened this afternoon.

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Highways Agency

Dartford Thurrock River Crossing Tunnel Closure

24 November 2012 23:15

The north bound east tunnel of the Dartford Thurrock River Crossing will be closed to all traffic from 11pm tonight.

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Highways Agency

Traffic bulletin: M56 south Manchester - currently closed between Sharston and Manchester Airport

24 November 2012 23:00

The M56 between junction 2 at Sharston and junction 5 at Manchester Airport is currently closed in both directions.

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Highways Agency

Weekly summary of roadwork for M25

23 November 2012 17:55

Monday 26 November to Sunday 2 December

A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work

The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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Highways Agency

Weekly summary of roadworks in Kent and Sussex

23 November 2012 17:50

Monday 26 November – Sunday 02 December 2012

A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work

The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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Highways Agency

Weekly summary of roadworks in Central Southern England

23 November 2012 17:42

Monday 26 November – Sunday 2 December 2012

A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work

The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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Highways Agency

Weekly Summary of Roadworks in Devon and Cornwall 26 November - 2 December

23 November 2012 16:36

The following works are planned on the Highways Agency network:

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Highways Agency

Weekly Summary of Roadworks in Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire from Monday 26 November to Sunday 2 December

23 November 2012 16:21

Bristol

M5 junction 17 northbound on-slip and off-slip roads
Both the on-slip and off-slip road at junction 17 of the M5 northbound will be closed for two nights on Friday 23 and Friday 30 November, from 9pm until 6am the following morning.

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Highways Agency

Lanes re-opened on A47, Kings Lynn

23 November 2012 16:02

Road users are advised that all lanes on the A47 in Kings Lynn have now re-opened following urgent repairs to sections of the road surface.

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Highways Agency

Weekly summary of roadworks in West Midlands –26 November to 2 December 2012

23 November 2012 15:51

The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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Highways Agency

Weekly summary of roadworks in the East of England - Monday 26 November – Sunday 2 December 2012

23 November 2012 15:07

The following information summarises the work being carried out this coming week. It is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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Highways Agency

Traffic bulletin: M40 Junction 11-12 near Gaydon, Warwickshire

23 November 2012 14:38

Road users are advised that the northbound carriageway of the M40 between Junctions 11 and 12 near Gaydon, Warwickshire, remains closed for the ongoing recovery of a car transporter which overturned this morning.

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Highways Agency

Drivers advised that strong winds and heavy rain expected to sweep across England this weekend

23 November 2012 14:07

Road users are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before travelling over the weekend with many areas across England likely to experience a period of very wet and windy weather.

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Highways Agency

Weekly summary of roadworks in the East Midlands; Monday 26 November to Sunday 2 December

23 November 2012 14:03

The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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HM Revenue & Customs

Essex businessman jailed for VAT fraud

23 November 2012 14:01

An Essex businessman who cheated the taxpayer out of more than ₤277,000 of VAT over a nine year period to fund a comfortable lifestyle which included gambling, expensive vehicles and the refurbishment of his home has been sentenced today.

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Insolvency Service

Court winds up ‘rubbish’ property investment scheme following investigation

23 November 2012 13:30

The Spitfire Partnership LLP, a company which falsely promised investors up to 78 per cent profit in two years in a scheme purporting to convert an old maggot farm to an eco-friendly waste transfer facility, has been ordered into liquidation by the High Court on grounds of public interest.

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Health and Safety Executive

Plastics firm fined over employee's finger injury

23 November 2012 13:06

An employee at a Burnley plastics firm narrowly avoided severing his fingers when his hand came into contact with a rotating blade, a court has heard.

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Health and Safety Executive

Lancashire builder risked lives on scaffolding

23 November 2012 12:10

A Lancashire builder has appeared in court after he ignored a formal warning to stop working at the top of a dangerous scaffolding tower.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Emerging technologies to drive growth identified

23 November 2012 11:45

Foresight Government Office of Science
New technologies including ‘smart’ fabrics, 3D printing and energy solutions have been highlighted as some of the innovations that could drive growth over the next 20 years, according to the latest Foresight report, launched by David Willetts today.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Bureaucracy busting boost for street traders

23 November 2012 11:20

Britain’s street traders can celebrate the end of outdated red tape under new proposals announced Consumer Affairs Minister, Jo Swinson today.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Business schools must do more to flex ’muscle‘ of economy

23 November 2012 10:05

Mid-sized companies and business schools are compromising growth by not working closer together, according to an independent report published today.

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Health and Safety Executive

SOUTHEND LAUNDRY FINED AFTER WORKER’S ARM BURNED

22 November 2012 20:05

A commercial laundry firm in Southend has been fined for safety failings after an employee crushed and burned his arm when it was pulled into an industrial ironing machine.

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Health and Safety Executive

CAMBRIDGE LANDLORD HANDED SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE AFTER FORGING GAS SAFETY DOCUMENT

22 November 2012 19:29

A Cambridge landlord risked the health of his tenants by failing to ensure gas appliances were safe to use and then produced a fake certificate to give the impression they were, a court has heard

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