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MESothelioma Support Yorkshire - John Pickering & Partners Charity Donation Funds 2018 Meetings

5 Jun 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Mesothelioma Support Yorkshire Logo

The John Pickering and Partners Charitable Trust are proud their donation to Mesothelioma Support Yorkshire (MESSY) will fund the support group to hold monthly meetings throughout 2018.

MESSY is an information and support group for those affected by mesothelioma living in west and north Yorkshire. MESSY not only provides information ...

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Why Prison Sentences are Needed for Defendants who Fly Tip Asbestos

25 May 2018, 11:51 a.m.

Asbestos Flytipping

Barely a week seems to go by without reading about asbestos being illegally dumped and the Defendant being given a paltry sentence.

These cases are generally picked up by the local media but ignored by the National media.

In a case in Cheshire last week the Defendant was found ...

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Mavis Nye and Mesothelioma

10 May 2018, 4:42 p.m.

On the 9th April 2018 I had the pleasure of hearing Mavis Nye and her husband Ray speak at the Living Well with Mesothelioma Group meeting in Manchester which is run by Mesothelioma UK and the Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group.

Mavis Nye was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2009 ...

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Asbestosis Death of West Midlands Man - Family Seek Answers

18 Mar 2018, 9:43 p.m.

David Lever Photo 

The wife and children of David Lever of Walsall who died at the age of 85 from asbestosis appeal to his former colleagues to get in touch with their solicitor so they can have some answers as to how he was exposed to the deadly substance asbestos which caused ...

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Asbestos Law Partnership Spring 2018 Newsletter

9 Mar 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Dr Qamar Ghafoor

The Asbestos Law Partnership LLP's Spring 2018 Newsletter ALP Review is now online.  Click this link to open a PDF version  Asbestos Law Partnership Spring 2018 Newsletter

Inside this edition:-

  • West Midlands MD and Immunotherapy
  • Carillion collapse and its effect on asbestos sufferers
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme - Is ...
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Have the IRA Bombs left an Asbestos Legacy.

24 Jan 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Manchester Arndale Bomb 1996

Those old enough to remember the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s will probably recall a number of bombs being planted by the IRA throughout the United Kingdom. Warnings were frequently given before a bomb was detonated allowing those in the area a chance to escape and reducing the number of fatalities ...

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Turner Brothers Asbestos Site in Rochdale Continues to Cause Concern for Residents.

24 Jan 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Turner Brothers Asbestos Old Advert

Even though the site at Rochdale has long since been closed and the manufacture of any asbestos containing products stopped in the 1990’s, the legacy of the Turner Brothers Asbestos factory in Rochdale continues to cause fear for residents who worry about the amount of asbestos left on site and ...

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Asbestos Law Partnership - Autumn 2017 Newsletter.

25 Sep 2017, 3:21 p.m.

Robin Howie

The Asbestos Law Partnership LLP's Autumn 2017 Newsletter ALP Review is now online.  Click this link to open a PDF version  ALP Review Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Inside this edition:-

  • HSE statisics underestimate mesothelioma deaths - interview with Robin Howie
  • 35 Years Since The Alice A Fight For Life Documentary was ...
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Asbestos Analyst Guilty of Falsifying Asbestos Tests

30 Mar 2017, 2:24 p.m.

Photo of building site where asbestos has been removed

An asbestos analyst, Barrie Lyons, has pleaded guilty to breaching the Health And Safety At Work Act 1974 after he falsified test results which put people at risk of being exposed to asbestos.

Exposure to asbestos fibres and dust puts people at risk of developing asbestos related conditions including mesothelioma ...

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Bury Demolition Contractor Jailed Over Asbestos Exposure.

30 Mar 2017, 1:49 p.m.

Photo of Oakbank Training Centre in Chadderton during demolition

David Briggs of Briggs Demolition has been sent to prison for 24 weeks by Manchester Magistrates in January 2017 after he pleaded guilty to breaching The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. He had illegally removed asbestos from a building site ...

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