A total of £2.7 million has been secured for asbestos victims and their families in the North East and North Cumbria. The Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group (ASCG) was launched in 2010 and has helped its clients claim the money during the past 12 months...

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A timebomb of asbestos-related disease is waiting to explode as builders fall victim to its deadly effects, a campaigner said yesterday. Ian McConaghy has suffered from asbestosis for 15 years as a result of a career working with ships including those supplying Royal Navy vessels...

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The Health and Safety Executive is urging the construction industry to improve its health and safety measures after spot checks revealed that 40% of construction sites were failing to protect their workers and in particular failing to control exposure to harmful dusts such as asbestos. Over 1700 sites were...

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Veterans with diffuse mesothelioma can now choose whether to receive lump sum payments, or regular smaller payments, giving them more control of their finances. The changes to the scheme give it similar features to one for civilians, underlining the government’s commitment the Armed Forces Covenant. The Covenant is a...

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