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Ship recycling company court case battle comes to an end

A Teesside-based ship recycling company has been granted permission to dismantle and recycle four corroding ships after a four-year battle. Able UK has been given the go-ahead by Hartlepool Borough Council on the condition that the work is monitored 24 hours a day. Chief Executive Peter Stephenson said: Now we have been granted the permission that we had been granted four years ago by the council. The four year battle has been bureaucracy gone mad. "A judge ruled four years ago that ...