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In 2015, a bus driver was awarded £83,910.00 compensation following his dismissal for failing a drug test for cocaine in 2012.

This month, another bus driver was awarded £37,639.32 compensation following his dismissal in 2017 for also failing a drug test for cocaine.

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Alcohol awareness week

Some might say that every week should be an alcohol awareness week as it seems there is an article every day in the media highlighting the issues we have in the UK from our alcohol consumption.

However, with all the media exposure and health campaigns over the years highlighting the risks of excessive drinking, and even though the overall amount of alcohol consumed in the UK has fallen in recent years, there are still too many people regularly drinking in excess of the recommended low risk daily and weekly intake. The term "low risk" is used by the NHS rather than "safe" because there is no safe level for the consumption of alcohol.

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CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018

Hampton Knight are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018

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Cannabis-derived medicinal products to be made available on prescription

As announced by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid, on the 26th July 2018, specialist clinicians will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by the autumn. The Home Secretary also announced that “This will help patients with an exceptional 

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What makes a good Alcohol and Drug Policy?

When introducing an Alcohol and Drug Policy or reviewing your existing policy, there are some key points to consider.

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Collection times cutting industry standards

Hampton Knight have been in the business of Alcohol and Drug testing for 18 years’ so we understand how important it is to respond to an activation for Alcohol and Drug Testing as quickly as possible.

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UK Construction Week 2017

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Drink driving and the dangers

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Living Wage Employer

Hampton Knight become a Living Wage Employer

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RailTex 2017

RailTex 2017 come and visit us on stand C63 to find out how we can help you.

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Have you ever wondered if you are drinking too much? What to know what your drinking says about you? Try our Alcohol Quiz to find out more by clicking below:


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Hampton Knight at CIPD 2016

CIPD

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"MPs urge Government to legalise medical cannabis in the UK" Sky News Article Response

Our response to the Sky Article on MPs urging for the government to leaglise medical Cannabis

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UK Ban on Legal Highs – The Workplace Impact

Laws criminalising the production, distribution, sale and supply of what are otherwise known as new psychoactive substances began at midnight.

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Testing Kits to be offered to University Students

Students given test kits to test their illegal drugs for contamination.

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600 Fail Christmas Drink and Drug Drive Tests

More than 500 drivers in Wales failed drink tests in the Christmas crackdown.

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Join us at the CIPD Exhibition 2015

Join us on Stand C34 at Manchester Central on 4-5 November 2015

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Drug deaths in England and Wales reach record levels

More than 3,300 people died from drug poisoning in 2014 in England and Wales.

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Lambeth Council Bans Laughing Gas

Lambeth Council in London has become the first in the UK to ban the use of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, as a recreational drug.

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'Legal highs' linked to a number of prison deaths

It has been reported legal highs have been a factor in prisoner deaths.

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Global rise in new 'legal highs'

UN Office on Drugs and Crime report shows increase in UK deaths from legal highs.

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Call for lower drink-drive limit in England and Wales

The Police Federation has made a statement calling for the drink-drive limit in England and Wales to be cut.

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Britain has the biggest alcohol problem

Britain has the biggest alcohol problem

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Drug-drive Changes Come Into Force

New regulations aimed at stopping people driving while on drugs have come into force in England and Wales

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UK Drug Scene is Complex and Dangerous

The latest DrugScope Street Drug Trend Survey reveals a worrying picture of vulnerable groups in society using an increasingly diverse range of illegal and legal drugs.

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What is aMT?

aMT changes status from a 'legal high' to a Class A drug from 7 January.

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Scotland drink-drive limit now in force

A new law is now in force which makes the legal drink-drive limit in Scotland lower than elsewhere in the UK.

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Alcohol Floor Price Under Fire

Government measures to reduce the sale of cheap alcohol have been criticised by health researchers.

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Alcoholic drinks should carry health warnings, says parliamentary group

Health warnings on alcoholic drinks should be introduced to combat problem drinking, a parliamentary group says.

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Britain is the party drugs capital of the world

Britain is the party drugs capital of the world, claims UN in bombshell report revealing global cocaine and ecstasy hotspots

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Khat is now a Class C drug

Khat is now a Class C drug.

On 24 June 2014 Khat became a Class C drug which means it is illegal to have or to supply Khat.

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Khat ban: Why is it being made illegal?

The leafy plant khat, which acts as a stimulant when chewed, is about to become a banned class C drug in the UK. But how big a problem is it and why are ministers making it illegal?

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Celebrities call for drug law change

More than 90 celebrities, politicians, lawyers and health experts have written a letter to the prime minister calling for a review of the government's policy on illegal drugs.

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Warnings over demand on emergency services during World Cup tournament

Research is mounting around how the consumption of alcohol during previous World Cup tournaments has been associated with significant spikes in the demand for emergency medical treatment and domestic violence.

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Ketamine now a Class B drug: People caught possessing horse tranquiliser face five years in prison

  • Ketamine, known as Special K, has been made a Class B banned substance
  • Anyone caught possessing drug will be punished with up to five years in jail
  • Horse tranquiliser was used by up to 120,000 people last year, say figures
  • Achieved notoriety when former Co-op boss was caught trying to buy drug
  • Its new Class B status has been accepted by Home Secretary Theresa May

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Third of Scots have turned up at work suffering from drink or drugs

Cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy as well as alcohol were the substances most commonly taken. The finding is just one of a number of insights provided by the world's largest drugs survey, involving tens of thousands of people, which has published results for Scotland for the first time today.

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Cocaine use in Britain so widespread it can be found in our drinking water

  • Traces of cocaine can be found in our drinking water, tests have shown.
  • Inspections of tap water discovered metabolised form of the illegal drug
  • Researchers said the levels were so low they posed no danger to health
  • But they demonstrate how widespread the use of cocaine has become
  • Nearly 700,000 people aged 16 to 59 estimated to take drug every year

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More students using 'smart drugs' say health advisers

The Home Office has told Newsbeat the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs is to carry out a review of their use.

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