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Work injury and fatality figures for 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging employers to pay more attention to the welfare of their staff in 2014.

Latest figures show that there were 1,923 serious work-related injuries sustained by employees in the East of England last year, and 16 fatalities.

Self-employed man might now claim for fall

A building maintenance company, based in Kent, has been prosecuted and fined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after one of its contracted workers suffered personal injuries in a fall from height.

Michael Schumacher sustained ski accident head injury

Friends, family, and fans of Michael Schumacher are still waiting to see what the long-term effects of his skiing accident head injury might be after the incident on Sunday.

Garden grievance in Essex neighbour dispute

Two sets of neighbours are to have their long-running legal battle over land boundaries heard on appeal, the Telegraph reports.

Same-sex marriage sees speedy implementation in family law

According to a BBC report the first same-sex marriages will take place in England and Wales on 29 March 2014.

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