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London grassland fire takes 60 firefighters

More than 60 firefighters brought the flames under control using grass beaters and water backpacks in London   A blaze ripped through an area of grassland the size of three football pitches in London. Around three hectares of scrubland were alight on Tottenham Marshes in Lee...
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Blaze breaks out at Academy School

Twelve fire crews were sent to tackle the blaze at Cecil Jones School in Southend at 16:30 BST Firefighters had to use water from a nearby swimming pool to bring a blaze at a school in Essex under control. Twelve fire crews were sent to Cecil Jones Academy in Southend after the...
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Serious fine for Milton Keynes couple

The owner of a house in multiple occupation (HiMO) in Milton Keynes and her husband have been ordered to pay fines for serious fire safety breaches. Mrs. Mahin Begum Choudhury and Mr. Ajjequr Rahman Irshad have been ordered to pay £27,485.08 after pleading guilty to 10 serious...
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Toaster fire rips through university

A toaster fire casused the smoke that was seen billowing from the Clarendon Institute in Oxford city centre A large fire at a university building in Oxford’s city centre is believed to have started in a toaster. About 20 firefighters tackled the blaze for several hours at...

Fire destroys indoor complex

Traders have been left devastated after a major blaze ripped through a bowling alley and indoor market. Twenty-two fire engines were called at about 03:20 BST to the Regent Superbowl and indoor market in Great Yarmouth. The blaze engulfed the Regent Road building, causing it to...
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Six months in prison for putting lives at risk

An Indian restaurant owner who did not have appropriate fire alarms and blocked escape routes with storage will spend six months behind bars for putting lives at risk. Zamshed Alam, who runs Bengal Raj restaurant on the Boulevard in Weston-super-Mare, pleaded guilty to eight...
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Fire Service medical scheme continued

The fire service in County Durham have saved 24 lives since the launch of a new scheme earlier this year which saw firefighters respond to emergency calls. County Durham and Darlington fire service has been called out to 1,758 emergency medical response incidents, arriving on the...
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Council fine landlords £11,000

Three landlords fined £11,000 by council for housing offences Obstructed stairs on 3rd floor landing at Shezan restaurant property Credit: OCC Three Oxford landlords were fined a total of £11,000 after being convicted of housing offences. Environmental Health Officers from Oxford...
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Bus fire kills 26 people

At least 26 people have died after a tour bus caught fire in Taiwan’s Taoyuan city, according to local officials. The bus smashed into a roadside barrier on a national highway and caught fire, Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) reported. It had been bringing the group...
Durham

Guilty landlord faces £3000 fine

A landlord from Ormskirk, Liverpool, has been handed fines totaling almost £3000 after pleading guilty. He also admitted to a string of breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Mr Timothy Reynolds, the landlord of the Malthouse Business Centre and the Buck...