BBC Symphony Orchestra musician contracted cancer from asbestos

26 July 2021

Cancer caused by asbestos is traditionally associated with people who worked in heavy industry. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that the presence of the substance in buildings, such as schools and hospitals, has shortened the lives of the people who worked there.

Studies on effectiveness of lateral flow tests

26 July 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has highlighted the findings from three studies on the real-world use of rapid tests, known as lateral flow devices (LFDs), arguing that it confirms their effectiveness under a variety of conditions.

New EU border and customs control plans are confirmed

23 July 2021

The Border and Protocol Delivery Group (BPDG) was established in 2017 to bring together the work of over 20 government departments and agencies operating at the border to develop a workable operating model for when the UK left the EU.

Multilateral Agreement M338

23 July 2021

The United Kingdom has countersigned Multilateral Special Agreement RID 4/2021, and Multilateral Agreement M338 under section 1.5.1 ADR concerning the carriage of BUTADIENES AND HYDROCARBON MIXTURE, STABILIZED of Class 2.