The head of the British Army will warn today that the country’s ability to respond to Russian threats will erode if the UK does not keep up with its enemies. General Sir Nick Carter will use a speech to the Royal United Services Institute to highlight how Moscow is building an increasingly aggressive and expeditionary force that already boasts capabilities that outmatch UK forces.
UKIP’s ruling committee has unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in party leader Henry Bolton, just hours after he warned the party ‘is probably over’ if he is forced out. Mr Bolton, whose leadership of the party was called into question following revelations that his girlfriend Jo Marney sent racist text messages, told TV show ‘Peston on Sunday’ it could not survive another leadership contest.
Today marks a year since President Trump took office, and his administration is once again mired in controversy amid a costly federal funding row that has led to a government shutdown.
In construction news this week…
Sheffield United submits plan for South Stand. Sheffield United have submitted plans for a new South Stand to add more than 5,400 seats, new executive boxes and a media centre at Bramall Lane.
Kier fined £100,000 for hospital oil spill. Kier and its subcontractor BKP Waste Recycling Limited have been sentenced for polluting groundwater with over 11,000 litres of diesel during the redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital, Dorset.
Site safety stand-down to cover whole of construction. Sites across the whole construction sector will stop work as part of a safety stand-down in April.
In MECsafe news this week…
We still have plenty of availability on the following courses:
SSSTS (Supervisors) – 1st & 2nd Feb 2018
H&S Awareness (required for the green Labourers CSCS card) – 7th Feb 2018
IPAF 3a & 3b – 8th Feb 2018
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