People are left worried after reports of (own brand) pork products being sold at a leading UK supermarket may have infected thousands of people with a potentially deadly virus. According to the Public Health England, studies have found ham and sausages from a ‘specific’ supermarket was a recurring feature in the investigated 60 people who are already infected with the virus. The study does not name the retailer and so far the press have failed to identify the ‘leading UK Supermarket’ (however, some are pointing the blame at Tesco).
Barcelona players and fans held a minute’s silence prior to their football match against Real Betis last night. The Catalans had ‘Barcelona’ embossed onto the back of their shirts, rather than having the players names in tribute to those who lost their lives during the terror attack.
Most will be pleased to hear that courts have been told to get tough on social media hate crime. Prosecutors have been told to treat hate crime that is committed online the same as offences committed offline. In new guidance, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) states: “The internet and social media in particular have provided new platforms for offending behaviour.”
In construction news this week…
Chinese firm buys cladding giant Permasteelisa for £426m. Leading Chinese construction giant Grandland has bought loss-making cladding manufacturer Permasteelisa for £426m.
Engineers probe multi-storey car park collapse. Structural engineers are investigating how a large front-end section of concrete deck at a Notttingham multi-storey car park suddenly collapsed.
In MECsafe news this week…
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