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Waitrose recalls Rainbow Trout Fillets due to potential contamination

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) have announced that Waitrose is recalling its pack of two British Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout Fillets as a precautionary measure, due to the product being potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, creating health concerns.

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Wild Justice files legal claim over Ofwat’s failure to step in and prevent discharges of untreated sewage into rivers

Wild Justice has stepped up a legal campaign against Ofwat for failing to ensure sewage treatment plants are fit for purpose with an application for judicial review at the high court.

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Urgent injunction sought to halt Rwanda refugee flights

A leading refugee charity, Asylum Aid, has applied for an urgent interim injunction to stop the government flying refugees to Rwanda until their application for judicial review can be heard.

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Lawyers for those infected and affected by contaminated blood urge government to consider interim payments for those previously denied support

Lawyers at Leigh Day have cautiously welcomed the publication of Sir Robert Francis QC’s study into a compensation scheme for the victims of the contaminated blood scandal.  

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Brompton takes corrective action on P Line Models

Brompton has announced that it is taking essential corrective action on its P Line lightweight folding pedal bicycles due to a risk of injuries.

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Inquest into the death of Thoko Shiri, aged 21

An inquest jury has concluded that a series of failings and neglect caused the death of 21-year-old Thokozani Shiri (Thoko).

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Family receive a settlement after woman dies following an unnecessary procedure

A family has received a settlement and an admission of liability from an NHS Trust following an unnecessary invasive procedure, which resulted in undiagnosed internal bleeding and death.

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Product recalls ahead of Child Safety Week 2022

Ahead of Child Safety Week 2022, Jill Paterson, a partner specialising in product safety, highlights some recent product recalls that parents and carers may not be aware of.

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Islington Borough Council Support Payment Scheme for survivors of abuse

As the Islington Borough Council rolls out its Support Payment Scheme for survivors of abuse in the council’s children’s homes, specialist abuse lawyers welcome the introduction of financial support but are reminding survivors that the scheme does not prevent them making a separate legal claim.  

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Death of Katie Wilkins prompts call to address national shortage of haematologists

A coroner has written to Health Secretary Sajid Javid to ask him to take action to address a national shortage of haematologists following the death of 14-year-old Katie Wilkins.

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Tesco recalls frozen all butter croissants due to allergy concerns

Tesco is recalling its Tesco Frozen All Butter Croissants six pack due a packaging error as they may also contain Tesco Frozen Almond Croissants, posing a risk to consumers with nut allergies.

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Coroner rules death of 14-year-old Katie Wilkins was contributed to by hospitals’ neglect

The inquest into the death of 14-year-old Katie Wilkins, from Warrington, has ruled that neglect by Warrington General Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital contributed to her death. Assistant Coroner Katy Ainge has also issued a Prevention of Future Deaths report addressed to the Secretary of State for Health expressing her concerns about the national lack of funding for paediatric haematology specialists.