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Illegal waste site 'size of three football pitches'

A waste site operator has been given a suspended prison sentence after operating illegally for more than two-and-a-half years. In a case brought by the Environment Agency, Worcester Crown Court heard that Barry Connally, director of Rhino Recycling, ran a site in Pershore without the necessary environmental permit.

Absolute decision to revoke O-licence upheld

An appeal against a decision to revoke a haulier’s licence, on the grounds that it wasn’t told why it was being revoked and was disproportionate, has been dismissed by the upper tribunal.

Traffic commissioner curbs monkey business

A Stockport operator has had its licence revoked after traffic commissioner (TC) Simon Evans (pictured) concluded it was “more likely than not” it was operating as a front for two disqualified directors.

Machete victim granted second licence hearing

An appeal against a deputy traffic commissioner’s decision to revoke the licence of an operator who was the victim of a machete attack that left him in hospital for six weeks has been allowed.

Time to check your digital downloading devices

June is already proving to be a big month for the next generation digital tachograph. The first vehicles have already been fitted with smart tachographs and this represents the biggest change to tachograph legislation in 12 years.