Archive for December, 2012

Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (Relevant Premises) Regulations SSI 2012/332

These Regulations came into force on 29 November 2012 and apply to Scotland only.
They modify the meaning of “domestic premises” in the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 to clarify that premises used for the provision of a registered child minding service are subject to fire safety obligations under that Act. This…

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Decision 2012/740/EU (OJ:L331/50/2012) amending Decision 2004/858/EC, as amended by Decision 2008/544/EC, establishing the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers

This Decision amends Decision 2004/858/EC, setting up an executive agency, the “Executive Agency for Health and Consumers”, for the management of Community action in the field of public health.
The amendments relate to:

objectives and tasks;
grants.

Revocations and amendments
This Decision amends:

Decision 2004/858/EC, setting up an executive agency, the Executive Agency for Health and…

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Once in Royal Dafydd’s City

Council officials in Llangefni have ordered town centre Christmas lights to be taken down over health and safety concerns.

The festive lights were erected for the big switch-on this week, but the council was contacted by the island authority asking for them to be removed claiming permission had not been granted for the lights to be put up over public highways.

The Town Mayor, Dylan Rees, said, “There has been a communication from the county council over the Christmas lights regarding requiring certain permissions for the lights to go up. With the switch on tonight our view was that they would not be coming down and that the event would go ahead as planned. We think this is the common sense approach as the lights are important to the people of Llangefni and our town centre. The town council meets on Monday and we will debate the communication before deciding what response to give and what action to take.”

However, a spokesman for Anglesey County Council argued, “Anyone who wants to erect festive decorations in or above the highway must submit an application to the county council so that we can ensure public safety at all times. These guidelines are set by a national code of practice. Unfortunately, we recently discovered that new Christmas lights had been erected on the street lighting columns at Buckley Square and town hall car park in Llangefni. This is not permitted and as a result we have asked the town council to take these lights down.”

They continued, “The county council has been actively promoting Christmas events and celebrations in towns on Anglesey, however we ultimately have a duty to ensure that visitors are able to enjoy these activities safely.”

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Directive 2012/42/EU (OJ:L327/32/2012) amending Directive 98/8/EC to include hydrogen cyanide as an active substance in Annex 1 thereto

This Directive amends Directive 98/8/EC, on the placing of biocidal products on the market, to include hydrogen cyanide as an active substance in Annex 1 to that Directive.

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Decision 2012/728/EU (OJ:L327/55/2012) concerning the non-inclusion of bifenthrin for product type 18 in Annex 1, 1A or 1B to Directive 98/8/EC concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market

This Decision states that bifenthrin for product type 18 is not to be included in Annex 1, 1A or 1B to Directive 98/8/EC, on the placing of biocidal products on the market.
Therefore, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1451/2007, biocidal products of product type 18 containing bifenthrin must not be placed on the…

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Directive 2012/40/EU (OJ:L327/26/2012) correcting Annex 1 to Directive 98/8/EC concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market

This Directive amends Directive 98/8/EC, on the placing of biocidal products on the market, by amending the information relating to disodium tetraborate in Annex 1 to that Directive.

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Directive 2012/43/EU (OJ:L327/34/2012) amending certain headings of Annex 1 to Directive 98/8/EC

This Directive amends certain headings of Annex 1 to Directive 98/8/EC, on the placing of biocidal products on the market.

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Directive 2012/38/EU (OJ:L326/13/212) amending Directive 98/8/EC to include cis-Tricos-9-ene as an active substance in Annex 1

This Directive amends Directive 98/8/EC, on the placing of biocidal products on the market, to include cis-Tricos-9-ene as an active substance in Annex 1 to that Directive.

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Directive 2012/41/EU (OJ:L327/28/2012) amending Directive 98/8/EC to extend the inclusion in Annex 1 of the active substance nonanoic acid to product type 2

This Directive amends Directive 98/8/EC, on the placing of biocidal products on the market, to extend the inclusion of nonanoic acid in Annex 1 to that Directive to product type 2.

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When Santa got stuck by his beard

We're all used to the magical stories of Santa, landing on your roof on Christmas morning with his sleigh and popping down the chimney to lay presents under the tree. Navigating chimneys is something that does not deter Santa, so it would stand to reason that he could easily abseil from the roof of a Reading shopping centre to surprise the shoppers below.

Alas, it wasn't Santa's day.

The Broad Street Mall in Reading had planned a special Christmas lights switch-on show, which would see Santa enter via the roof and abseil to the floor. However, due to a slight mishap, Santa got stuck on his way, and was left dangling for 30 minutes about 15ft off the ground by his beard.

Stephanie Maynard, marketing manager at the centre, said that Santa was not hurt, and added, “He could have just taken his beard off and let himself down but he was such a professional and he didn't want to let the children down.”

“He lost his footing as he came through the hole in the ceiling and there was a sudden jolt and he got caught in the clip on the rope. Some people were absolutely mortified while others thought it was the funniest thing ever. They had to let another rope down and get him down and there was such a roar from the crowd.”

Editor's note

Do you want to see the video of Santa dangling by his beard? Of course you do… http://cedr.ec/j4

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