Jul 21, 2021
Council repaid £59,000 owed after eight-year dispute over "unsightly clutter" in garden and illegal extension
Buckinghamshire Council has been repaid £59,000 after its planning enforcement team secured the clear up of unsightly clutter and removal of an illegal extension in the garden of a property in High Wycombe.
Jul 20, 2021
A prosecution brought by Birmingham City Council has seen Vue Entertainment fined £750,000 for breaching health and safety legislation at its Star City theatre in Nechells which led to a cinema-goer’s death.
Jul 07, 2021
Private landlords have complained that there will be 168 pieces of legislation governing their relations with tenants once the new Building Safety Bill passes through Parliament.
Jun 30, 2021
Forest of Dean District Council has successfully prosecuted a man in a contempt of court application at the High Court for failing to demolish a leisure building housing a cinema and bowling alley that he was ordered to take down in 2018.
Jun 28, 2021
Wednesbury man sentenced to six months in jail for fabricating personal injury claim against local authority
Walsall Council has prosecuted a man for dishonestly bringing a claim worth £55,000 in damages and legal costs after making what the judge called an "entirely fictitious" personal injury claim against the local authority.
Jun 21, 2021
Local authorities have issued 1,201 penalties to businesses for violating Covid business restrictions, to a value of £1,076,820, research has revealed.
Jun 01, 2021
City council blocks entrance to barbershop with sandbags after business "repeatedly ignored orders to close" over Covid breaches
The entrance to a barbershop in York has been barricaded with sandbags by City of York Council after the owners who were breaching Covid safety measures failed to comply with council directions to close.
May 26, 2021
Council leads successful prosecution of man who sold £75k worth of fake car service history books online
A man who sold thousands of fake car service history books on eBay has been sentenced to three years in jail, following a prosecution led by Reading Borough Council.
May 10, 2021
A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge brought by street traders over a council's implementation of a regulatory framework that requires stall owners to sell products not readily available on the high street.
Apr 20, 2021
Tesco Stores Limited has been fined more than £7.5m at Birmingham Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to selling food which was past its ‘use by’ date in three of its Birmingham stores.