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News round-up 3/8

Murder charge after skip firm death; SEPA seeks new chair and board member; DS Smith buys Spanish business; HSE guide for end-of-life vehicles; Middlesbrough bin man punched

Murder charge after skip firm death

Stephen Whitehead murder

Aaron Jenkins, 20, has been charged with murder after the body of casual employee Stephen Whitehead, 49, left, was found at Pendle Skips in Burnley on 27 July.

A 16-year-old girl from Padiham has also been charged with assisting an offender.

BBC

SEPA seeks new chair and board member

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is recruiting candidates to replace the current chairman and a non-executive member of the board.

The recruitment process has been launched ahead of David Sigsworth stepping down as chairman in December and another board member leaving, with the appointments due to take effect from January.

Press release

DS Smith buys Spanish business

Corrugated packaging recycler DS Smith has announced the acquisition of part of Grupo Lantero for approximately £135m.

Grupo Lantero operates across seven sites in Spain and will take the company’s market share in that country to approximately 10%.

Press release

HSE guide for end-of-life vehicles

The Health and Safety Executive has produced a guide for recovering and storing petrol from end-of-life vehicles, seen as presenting a significant risk of fire and explosion.

This guidance is aimed at vehicle dismantlers and advises on the hazards from handling and storing recovered petrol and how to control the risks.

Press release

Middlesbrough bin man punched

A binman was treated in hospital after he was allegedly punched during a routine recycling collection in Middlesbrough.

Police were called to the incident in Berwick Hills at 8.45am on 30 July.

The man, who works for Biffa Municipal contracted by Middlesbrough Council, was treated at A&E for bruising.

Gazette Live

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