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Brighton kebab shop owners sentenced over safety breaches
The joint owners of a Brighton kebab shop have been reprimanded for dangerous fire safety hazards. Mr Mustafa Duran pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a prohibition notice at the Golden Grill establishment, receiving a conditional discharge for 18 months and ordered to pay costs...
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Tenants being put at risk over lack of smoke alarms according to new survey
Private tenants’ lives are being put at risk by landlords who have failed to comply with new legislation and install smoke alarms in their properties, according to a new report. The figures from the English Housing Survey showed that only 81% of households belonging to private r...
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Pub landlord admits fire safety failings
The landlord from a pub in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, has admitted six breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, reports The Hertfordshire Mercury.  Mr Graeme Kerry was the tenant, employer and responsible person of The Bell pub when a blaze broke out at the ...
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Global fire extinguisher market to hit $5 billion revenue mark
A research study published by technology advisory firm Technavio reveals that the global fire extinguisher market is expected to grow to over $5.14 billion in revenue by 2019. The report breaks down the market into three areas; Commercial users Industrial users Others The marke...
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Care home operators slapped with massive 400k fine over fire safety breaches
The operators of the Donwell House Care Home in Wearside have been handed a massive £400,000 fine at Newcastle Crown Court after admitting five breaches of fire safety rules. The failings were uncovered by Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service in 2014 after a fire broke out in ...
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Questions raised over fire service budget cuts after fatal fire in Merseyside
The Fire Brigades Union has said the outcome of a fatal fire in Merseyside ‘could have been different’ if a local fire station had not been closed. An elderly couple from the Wirral were tragically killed in the blaze, which broke out at their home, as fire crews missed th...
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Council approves cuts to fire service in Northumberland
Northumberland County Council has given the green light to cuts to the fire service as part of plans to save £500,000. The cuts include the closing of Haydon Bridge station, as well as the downsizing of the station at West Harton. The Council's deputy leader and chair of North...
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NASA to experiment with fire safety in outer space
Engineers at NASA are to carry out experiments to gain a better understanding of how an accidental fire might behave on a spacecraft in outer space. The first of three planned flight experiments is scheduled for launch in an Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo vehicle tomorrow from NASA’s K...
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Landlord admits to breaching fire safety rules
A landlord in Merseyside has admitted to breaching fire safety rules at a property rented out by him and his wife. Mr Adrian Webb and his wife Lynn were each fined £8,000 for the offences and were both ordered to pay a £120 victim surcharge and the council’s costs of...
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Care home heavily criticised over fire safety
A care home in Ascot has been heavily criticised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after an inspection earlier this year found numerous fire safety hazards. The report into Sandridge House, on London Road, stated that the fire risk assessment dated 14 October 2014 was ‘i...
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