A man has been fined £8,800 for operating two illegal waste sites in Gloucestershire.
Sam Phelps, who ran ‘XP Wood Recycling’, pleaded guilty to two charges of deliberately operating illegal waste sites, which were a risk to the environment and a nuisance to the local community. Mr. Phelps was fined £400 for each offence and ordered to pay costs of £8,000 at Cheltenham Magistrates court yesterday (7 March 2016).
While on a site visit, an Environment Agency officer found a pile of shredded waste wood estimated to be at least four times the authorised amount. The nearby Severn Estuary, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, was at risk of pollution from the water run-off from this site.
A man has been sentenced to sixteen months in jail for attacking a referee during a football match in Devon.
Grant Hardwick was convicted of assaulting Don Distin in a game between Torre FC and Asburton Reserves in May this year. Hardwick played for Torre. The team subsequently withdrew from the South Devon League.
A court has been hearing how Bristol born comedian Justin Lee Collins began a "campaign of abuse" against a former girlfriend.
The prosecution claims that Mr Collins, seen here at an earlier hearing and who denies causing fear of violence, kept notes of Anna Larke's past relationships, had hit her in the face and pulled her hair.
The prosecution claims that Mr Collins, seen here at an earlier hearing and who denies causing fear of violence, kept notes of Anna Larke's past relationships, had hit her in the face and pulled her hair. The trial continues
The case of a Wiltshire man who is fighting for the right to die is set to continue today (Weds). Tony Nicklinson from Melksham has been paralysed since he had a stroke eight years ago. He wants a doctor to be allowed to lawfully end his life.
His family have been attending the hearing at the High Court in London. It's expected to last till Friday.
A man from Wiltshire has taken his fight for the right to die to the High Court. Tony Nicklinson, from Melksham, is paralysed with so-called 'locked-in syndrome'.
In an email to judges he said if a doctor is NOT allowed to help him take his own life, he'll be condemned to a world of increasing misery. His wife said whatever happens, there can be no happy ending. Bob Constantine reports.
Three High Court judges are to hear the case of a severely disabled man from Wiltshire who wants the right to die with help.
Tony Nicklinson from Melksham has been paralysed since he had a stroke eight years ago. Mr Nicklinson wants a doctor to be allowed to lawfully end his life. The hearing in London is expected to last four days.
Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy has interviewed Tony Nicklinson at his home in Melksham about his campaign for the right to assisted suicide.
A senior detective is due to give evidence at the inquest into the death of an MI6 spy. Gareth Williams was due to move back to GCHQ in Cheltenham from a secondment when his body was found in a bag at his London flat in August 2010. The hearing is expected to last four days.