UK construction groups accused of rigging bids in £150m contracts

The competition watchdog said it has provisionally found 10 firms that illegally colluded on tenders in London and the Midlands

Anglian Water fined £300,000 following sewage leak in Essex

More than 5,000 fish and invertebrates at different sites along the River Wid were found dead, according to the Environment Agency

Solihull brothers fined £400k after e-waste fraud worth £1.48m

An investigation found one of the brothers submitted fictitious claims for the recycling of around 10,600 tonnes of e-waste, with his company receiving payment to the value of £1.48m from a producer compliance scheme

Yorkshire Water fined £233k for raw sewage discharge

According to the Environment Agency, an estimated 20m litres of sewage was discharged into Tong Beck in November 2017, which led to the deaths of hundreds of fish

UK Government takes out new injunction against climate activists

Anyone who breaks the injunction, which covers roads and motorways linked to the M25, faces imprisonment or an unlimited fine

Yorkshire Water fined £150,000 for sewage leaks

The company pleaded guilty to two charges at an earlier hearing and in response to the incident, Yorkshire Water placed aeration equipment in the Mother Drain

Man jailed for illegally dumping and burning waste in Northumberland

Dominic Allen, 25, from Old Swarland, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison, ordered to pay £1,000 in costs and given 18 months to clear the site

EU fines BMW and VW Group €875m for colluding with Daimler on clean emissions technology

Daimler received full immunity and was not fined for revealing the existence of the cartel to the Commission

Thames Water fined £4m after ‘catastrophic’ sewage spill

Around 79m litres of untreated sewage sludge escaped across an area of around 6,500 square metres – it took 30 people a day for almost a month to clean up the sludge, which was said to be ankle deep in places

Energy efficiency: New £2m fund for local authorities to clamp down on unjust landlords

Local authorities across England and Wales can bid for up to £100,000 to enforce the current regulations for privately rented homes to have a minimum energy performance certificate of Band E