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We’ve been married less than a year – can we get a divorce?

The short answer is no, you can't. You have to be married for a least a year before you can start divorce proceedings. Once you have been married for one year, you can start proceedings by issuing a divorce petition. However, there are other steps you can take.   A Separation Agreement In ....

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What happens on my moving day?

You'll remember this day, probably forever, especially if it's your first purchase. It will undoubtedly be a bit stressful, but what will keep you going is the thought that, if everything goes according to plan, by the end of the day you will have the keys to your new property. Just remember to have....

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What can I do if I think a loved one’s death is unusual?

The death of a loved one is a devastating blow that sadly most of us will face at some time in our lives. In most cases, the circumstances and cause are clear, but what should you do if you think that something isn’t right and needs to be investigated?   At home If death is sudden and un....

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Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Ten Tips for Planning Applicants

There's lots to consider when making a planning application – these top ten tips will help to ease the stress and speed up the process. Take early advice – to ensure that any representations either via an application or correspondence to the Council are termed correctly from the start. We h....

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Increased safety risks at harvest time

In the agricultural industry, harvest time has the potential to see an increase in the risks to the health and safety of employees. In regions such as Essex, where farming is a significant industry, the advice from Safety Revolution to employers may be particularly important. Safety measures a....

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Man crushed by refuse truck

Two companies were fined after a hearing in Preston Crown Court that saw them plead guilty for violations of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. Essex residents will be familiar with the refuse collection vehicles which collect their rubbish. Th....

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Zoo fined after keeper killed by tiger

A zoo in Cumbria has been fined after a member of its staff was attacked and killed by one of the tigers in the zoo's big cat enclosure. At the time of the incident, the facility's owner laid the blame on the woman who was killed, prompting quite a bit of criticism. The case concerning the ....

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Tube maintenance worker crushed in accident

A contract Underground worker was gravely injured while engaged in routine maintenance in early June. The accident happened on the District Line at a tube station which is being redeveloped for Crossrail, the transport project that many commuters in Essex may have heard of. A director for Lond....

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Report details Essex hospital ‘never events’

In Essex, patients who must undergo medical procedures may want to know more about the eight 'never events' that were recorded at Colchester General Hospital for 2015/16. In a report published on May 31, news sources indicate that an undisclosed number of the events actually happened in 2014/15 but ....

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Essex healthcare workers may suffer injuries from obese patients

More and more people in the United Kingdom are obese, and the problems they present for healthcare providers are evidenced by a new report about Freedom of Information data. According to the report, almost 1,000 healthcare workers in the U.K. were injured while trying to care for obese patient....

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Man crushed by one tonne load

The Health and Safety Executive has investigated the work practices of an Ipswich-based company after a worker was severely injured in a workplace accident. Workers who are employed by Essex companies may be aware that employers are responsible for the well-being of their staff and may be fine....

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Surgeon accidentally removes man’s testicle

A consultant surgeon at a private hospital is under investigation after claims that he botched a procedure he carried out in July 2014 and then lied to cover up his mistake. The accusation, which may come as a concern to male patients in the Essex area, is that, instead of operating on the testicle,....

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