Crime prevention through environmental design

4 November 2021

Many businesses are blighted by criminal acts. One possible strategy for countering criminal activity is crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). Mike Sopp examines a new international standard on CPTED and its implications.

The lost story of Britain’s black miners

3 November 2021

Belinda Liversedge looks at the health, safety and wellbeing challenges faced by Afro-Caribbeans who worked in British coal mines in the decades after the second world war.

COP26 — the challenges ahead

2 November 2021

After a 12-month delay due to the Covid pandemic, COP26 finally got underway at the weekend. Hosted by the UK and Italy, world leaders and climate negotiators gathering in Glasgow have just two weeks to thrash out an agreement for what many believe to be the last chance to save the planet from the irreversible consequences of climate change. But, as John Barwise explains, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change, remains the biggest challenge.

The latest in domestic abuse legislation and the vital role of healthcare services

2 November 2021

The Home Office has called domestic abuse a “high-volume and high-harm crime” in the UK. Healthcare services have an active role in supporting survivors of domestic abuse, primarily through treating the physical and mental harm it causes. But those involved in setting policy and legislation for this form of violence against women and girls agree that the healthcare system is also an effective environment in which to identify survivors.

Case report: High Court decision in Wild Justice case

2 November 2021

On 18 January 2021, the High Court gave judgment in the case of Wild Justice v Natural Resources Wales. Wild Justice challenged the lawfulness of licences to kill or take wild birds issued by Natural Resources Wales.

Assessing Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

2 November 2021

With the government having announced in November 2020 that no more petrol or diesel cars and vans will be sold after 2030 and with it confirmed that the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles up to 26 tonnes will be banned by 2035, it is evident that some major changes are coming for the transport industry and the fleet of vehicles that keep the country running.