Posts Tagged ‘discovered’

Over £1 million drugs seizure made at Midlands postal depot

Comments Off | 01-21-2016

Cannabis, amphetamines and ectasy with a potential street value of over £1.6 million have been seized by Border Force officers at a parcel depot in Tamworth.
Officers discovered the drugs over 2 days in 18 separate parcels. The drugs were hidden in plastic and cardboard boxes.
Phillip Holliday, Border Force Regional Director, said:
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North Sea oil and gas industry investment hailed by Chancellor

Comments Off | 09-11-2015

The Chancellor has welcomed news that £3 billion is to be invested in the North Sea and its supply chain, supporting up to 6,000 UK jobs and creating more than 400.
The announcement comes as the UK Oil & Gas Authority has approved the development of the Culzean gas field – the largest new field discovered

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CMA provisionally clears foundation trust hospitals merger

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASP) and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RSC) provide clinical services from their sites in Ashford, Chertsey and Guildford.
The proposed merger was referred for an in-depth phase 2 inquiry in February after an initial Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation found that the proposed acquisition might

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M6 speed limit returns to 70mph near Sandbach

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

Contractors for Highways England began work on the bridges in January this year and a 50mph limit was introduced for safety reasons, due to the temporary narrow lanes on the motorway.
The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 18 August between junction 16 at Crewe and junction 18 at Middlewich

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Derailment of a container train, Washwood Heath – Update

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

At 08:03 hrs, the failure of signalling equipment in the vicinity of Washwood Heath West Junction, following the passage of train 4O14, alerted the Network Rail signaller to a possible problem with that train. It was subsequently discovered that the train had derailed and then re-railed when crossing from the Up Derby Slow line to

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UK to increase support to Nigeria

Comments Off | 06-11-2015

Speaking in the House of Commons, David Cameron outlined plans to deploy more Short Term Training Teams to the region alongside an increase to the permanent number of military personnel based there. They will provide further support to Nigeria in improving security and combating Boko Haram, contribute staff to the Multi National Joint Taskforce Headquarters

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Cannabis worth £625,000 seized by Border Force at Tilbury

Comments Off | 06-11-2015

Officers discovered 222kg of cannabis following a search of an unaccompanied refrigerated container which had arrived at the port from Ghana.
In an attempt to evade detection, the smugglers had hidden the drugs inside sacks of cassava dough.
Border Force assistant director at Tilbury Mark Kennedy said:
The smugglers had hoped that our x-ray scanners would be unable

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Thames Water fined £250,000 for polluting Newbury’s Chase Brook

Comments Off | 09-2-2014

The case was brought by the Environment Agency after it was discovered that Thames Water had allowed untreated sewage to enter the Chase Brook.
The brook which flows through ‘The Chase’ – a 143 acre nature reserve owned by the National Trust. The nature reserve is within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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