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Landlord fined £12k for breaches of safety rules
A Stockport landlord has been ordered to pay £12,400 in fines after breaching safety regulations at one of their properties.   Beckhall Properties Ltd was charged with 11 offences related to safety at the property, a building of self-contained flats, after a complaint recei...
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Fire service to trial new risk-based responses
Firefighters from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service will soon not respond to automatic alarm calls where no-one is thought to be in immediate danger.   The new response policy will be trialled from April, with crews not responding to automatic fire alarms (AFAs) at commercial,...
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Former takeaway owner in the dock over safety breaches
A former takeaway owner from Warrington has been handed a 6 month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, after admitting a string of safety breaches at the premises.   Mr Shahid Aleem, the owner of the property, ignored several warnings from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to i...
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Advanced Protects Vital Data and Computing Assets at Cambridge University
ExGo suppression control panels from Advanced have been installed in a £20m, state-of-the-art data and high performance computing centre at the University of Cambridge that is working on some of the globe’s greatest challenges.   Situated on the West Cambridge site of...
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Didcot business owner reprimanded for safety breaches
A business owner from Didcot has been handed a £9000 fine and ordered to pay £5000 in costs after he was found to have let employees work and sleep in dangerous factory conditions.   Mr Mohammed Osman, the owner of Business World Global Ltd, admitted seven breaches of...
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Half of call-outs for Northern Ireland fire crews false alarms
Almost half of the call-outs for fire crews in Northern Ireland were false alarms according to a report by Belfast Live.   Of the 41,050 incidents fire crews responded to, over 18,000 were due to false alarms related to faulty apparatus.   A further 792 call-outs were a re...
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Bradford landlord fined for fire safety breaches
A Bradford landlord has been ordered to pay over £12,000 in fines after an HMO under his ownership was found to have a number of fire safety breaches.  Owner Mr Kabir Hussain pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with regulations at Bradford and Keighley Magis...
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Thanet care home criticised over fire safety plans
The Care Quality Commission has criticised the fire safety provisions at a care home in Thanet, Kent, deeming the safety of the facility to be ‘inadequate’. The report criticised the lack of knowledge among staff at the Montagu Court Residential Home, raising concerns abou...
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London Coliseum fire safety upgrade for English National Opera
One of the world’s most innovative opera companies with an international reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions, the English National Opera (ENO) is based at the London Coliseum, a Grade II listed building.   The Coliseum is a prestigious landmark and ...
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MPs attack fire service cuts ahead of consultation deadline
North East MPs have attacked plans to slash local fire service budgets in Northumberland ahead of the 15th February deadline on responses to the public consultation on the proposed cuts. The North East region has suffered the third highest level of cutbacks across the country, with bu...
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