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False Fire alarms must be reduced say Fire Service

  False fire alarms must be reduced say East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, they are calling upon business and property owners to help. Crews from across the Service area attended a number of incidents including: At 18.17 yesterday (13 November) Eastbourne crews were sent...
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Fire risks uncovered in three Liverpool bedsits

  Fire risks were found within three bedsits in Liverpool which posed a serious risk to tenants, landlords are being reminded to make sure their rental properties are fire safe by Liverpool City Council. The accommodation in this case was above a commercial premises in...
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Fire safety for Buildings ‘must improve’ warns LFB

Fire safety must be improved upon warns the London Fire Brigade   More serious fires such as that at Grenfell Tower could happen unless safety measures get more priority, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned. It made a series of recommendations to the body reviewing...
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Care Home Fire Safety Breaches Reported

  A care home in Swansea has possibly put vulnerable people living there at risk of ‘abuse and harm’, a report has found. Inspectors visiting Arborough House in Southsea have deemed the care home inadequate and placed it into special measures following a scathing report. The...
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School Safety Questioned over Sprinkler Systems

  School sprinkler systems not mandatory in the Uk. Government accused of ‘playing with children’s lives’ Britain’s senior fire chiefs have re-affirmed calls for schools to be retro-fitted with sprinkler systems, reports the BBC. Currently, sprinklers are mandatory in new...
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Prison Sentence Suspended for Bedsit Owner

12 month prison sentence suspended for 18 months handed to a bedsit owner for a vast number of Fire Safety Offences.   Mr Moynul Islam, of Gloucester, appeared at Gloucester Crown Court today for sentencing, following a guilty plea on Monday 25th September 2017 for failing to...
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Landlord Prosecuted by the Fire Service

Landlord fined a total of £23,000 The successful prosecution of a landlord is welcomed by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, who will now have to pay nearly £23,000 in fines and costs after fire safety breaches. Thomas Wallace from Breadsell Farm, Breadsell Lane, Hastings...
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Fined £75,000 for flouting Fire Safety Rules

A man from Kings Lynn has been fined almost £75,000 for flouting fire safety rules at an unlicensed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) in Boston. On Friday 7 July, at Lincoln Crown Court, Paul Turner, 46, from Lynn Road, West Winch, Kings Lynn, was ordered to pay £74,601.93 in...
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Hotel Owner Jailed over Fire Safety Breaches

8 months prison for hotel owner for putting guests lives at risk A former hotel owner in Sheffield has been handed an 8-month jail sentence after admitting to breaching fire safety rules, reports The Star. Mr Amandeep Sandhu, who owned the Cutlers Hotel, was prosecuted by South...
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Dangerous Accommodation – Jail Sentence for Landlord Over Unsafe Attic

Jail sentence for landlord over dangerous accommodation Property branded death trap by LFB A landlord from Wembley who rented out accommodation to a family of five has been handed a suspended jail sentence after London Fire Brigade found numerous fire safety breaches at the...