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Retirement

460K Fine For Retirement Home

A property company responsible for managing a retirement home has been ordered to pay a massive fine of £360,000 plus a further £100,000 in costs following a fire which led to the death of an elderly resident. The fine represents one of the largest ever handed out for fire safety...
Cleethorpes

Cleethorpes Landlord Fined £5000

The landlord of a guest house in Cleethorpes has been fined £5,000 following a crackdown by the council on rogue landlords. Mr Bhupendrakumar Chhotubhai Patel, owner of Camelot Guest House in Cleethorpes, was found guilty of six offences related to him letting out the premises...
Fire Fighters

Fire Fighters Blame Government For 15% Increase In Fire Deaths

Government cuts are to blame for a rise in fire-related deaths in England last year, according to the union representing fire fighters. Official figures show that 303 people died in fires during 2015/16, up 15% on the previous year. Response times to all types of serious fires...
Nursing home

Nursing Home Slapped with 100,000 Fine

An inspection by fire officers has led to owners of a west country nursing home with a six-figure bill for breaches of fire safety regulations. A routine visit by Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service to a Burnham-on-Sea house used by Almondsbury Care Ltd, revealed fire...
Cleethorpes

Sussex Landlord Fined £7000

Sussex Landlord fined £7000 due to inadequate Fire Safety. A Sussex landlord has been fined more than £7000 by a court for bad management of two rented properties, including inadequate fire safety precautions. Daniel Woulfe was prosecuted by Worthing Borough Council for failing...
Sprinklers

Sprinklers Important As Smoke Alarms

The London Fire Brigade has issued a stark warning to Government education chiefs that children’s lives will be put at risk if they remove guidelines stating sprinklers should be installed in new schools. New statistics show that although there were 718 fires in London...
hotel

Derby Hotel Operator Served Large Safety Fine

Derby hotel owner with ‘cavalier attitude’ towards safety fined £60k Derby hotel owner convicted for fire safety breaches – Mr Gurnam Singh Rai, the lease holder and current operator of the International Hotel in Derby, has been sentenced to 6 months imprisonment, fined a...
Landlord fined

High Wycombe Landlords Hit with Fines

High Wycombe landlords have been ordered to pay £18,000 after they were found to be renting out an unsafe property in the area. High Wycombe landlords – Noshiba Rehman, Saiqa Bi and Ansar Rehman were fined after their rental property was found to have little fire...

Sussex Bar Stripped of Licence for Fire Safety Failings

Sussex bar staff not trained and detection systems not maintained. Sussex bar has had its licence revoked following a premises licence review instigated by East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. Concerns raised by Sussex Police about The Tub pub on 22 August 2016 prompted a visit...
Sprinklers

Sprinkler Saves Chippenham Business

Last week, automatic sprinklers helped save a Chippenham business after a fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning (16 March). Fire crews from Chippenham and Corsham were alerted and quickly on the scene. The fire was brought under control by just one sprinkler head...