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HES: Clinical waste firm failed to improve despite regulator warning

Image caption Staff at the firm’s base in Shotts were told on Thursday morning they were being made redundant Inspectors found a string of environmental breaches at a clinical waste firm which laid off all…

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Lack of evidence for teething gels, medicines regulator says

Image copyright Getty Images There is little evidence teething gels containing an anaesthetic are effective at easing pain, the medicines regulator has said. The gels for children and babies are available in High Street shops….


Rail regulator says industry ‘must put passengers first’

Image copyright Stephen Pimlott Image caption Frustrated rail users let their feelings be known at Manchester Piccadilly earlier this year An inquiry into train timetable chaos over the summer has recommended the interests of passengers…


Rail regulator orders Network Rail to improve performance

Image copyright PA The rail regulator has ordered Network Rail, which manages tracks and other infrastructure, to improve its performance The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) said punctuality and reliability on the UK’s rail…


Aviation regulator ‘rebuffed’ over no-deal Brexit plan

Image copyright Reuters UK aviation regulator the CAA sought a joint no-deal transition plan with its EU counterpart but was rebuffed, correspondence seen by the BBC reveals. The letters show the European Aviation Safety Agency…


Internet regulator considered for UK

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government is considering “all options”, including a regulator, as part of new legislation governing the internet. It has previously said it will publish a White Paper in the coming…


NSPCC Cymru in social media regulator call over indecent images

Image copyright Thinkstock Police forces in Wales recorded almost four child abuse images offences a day in the past two years, new figures show. A Freedom of Information Request shows 2,895 of the sex crimes…


Water companies have damaged trust, regulator Ofwat says

Image copyright Scott Barbour/Getty Images High levels of payments to bosses and investors by water companies have damaged customer trust, the regulator Ofwat has said. It has published plans which aim to strengthen companies’ incentives…


Regulator crackdown on hotel booking sites

Image copyright Getty Images Hotel booking sites must review the way they rank and display rooms, the UK’s competition watchdog has said. Some sites may be making misleading claims about discounts the Competition and Markets…


Rural residents hang up on mobile banking, regulator finds

Image copyright Getty Images Consumers in rural areas of the UK are far less likely to use their smartphones for banking than their urban counterparts, a survey says. The findings, from the UK’s financial regulator,…


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