The friends of Batley Library want your help to save the historic building and it’s services from closure, by signing the petition against shutting the service. With support from all quarters, the fight is on to stop Kirklees Council from closing the library as part of significant cuts taking place within the library service. And(…)
Dewsbury based drama company Acorn are bringing the smash hit 80s tv series Fame to stage this April, with their youth theatre company. With leg warmers in place the show charts the successes and otherwise of the kids of the New York High School for Performing Arts. Bringing back the show’s much loved characters such(…)
Mr A was in his car, stationary at a junction. He was waiting for traffic to clear to be able to pull onto the main carriageway. As he was waiting a car came down the road behind him. Unfortunately for Mr A, the driver of that car was not driving with the necessary care and(…)
Mrs P went round to see her neighbour for a chat and a cuppa. They both live in rented accommodation and have the same Landlord. As Mrs P was walking up the footpath to her neighbour’s front door, she tripped and fell. This was because the flag stones forming the path were not in a(…)
The temperatures might well have been dropping recently, and it has certainly been time to turn up the central heating a few degrees, but spare a thought for the residents of Oymyakon. This village in Siberia holds the perhaps unenviable record as being the coldest permanently inhabited place on earth. The residents are a hardy(…)
Mr S worked for a scaffolding company. He was sent to dismantle a specialist type of scaffold known as birdcage. Basically the building is erected around the outside of the scaffold including the roof. This means at the end of construction the scaffold is completely enclosed. The only way of reaching the working platform is(…)
Mrs S was at work. It was a training day and staff were moving around the premises from room to room taking part in training exercises. Her employer had provided refreshments including bottled water. As Mrs S was walking to her next venue she slipped and fell on water that had been spilled on the(…)
On this particular day Mr W was allocated a different works van, which had been fitted with a steering wheel adaptation. It shouldn’t have been. The company does not allow them, but they knew it had been fitted. As the steering wheel turned the adaptation struck Mr W’s hand and dislocated his thumb. After we(…)
Staff from our offices recently went on their 1st aid refresher training with the lovely people at St John’s ambulance in Ossett. We had a fun day getting to grips with bandages, learning some new techniques and refreshing our memory of previously learnt ones. But whilst it was a fun day, it was also a(…)
Water and zero degrees temperatures don’t really mix that well, and when they do it tends to result in ice. That is unfortunately what happen on the pavement that Mr W was walking his dog along, and even more unfortunately Mr W stood on the ice, slipped, fell and broke his ankle. It turned out(…)
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