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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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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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Landlord caught out by candle fire

Matthew Ryan, a landlord in North Kensington was told to pay £5,500 after appearing at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court   A landlord who failed to provide proper fire protection for tenants living in his property in North Kensington has been fined £4,000 and ordered to...
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Older people; Higher risk of danger

Home is where we feel safe, but it is also the place where we’re most likely to die in a fire. For the older generation, the most recent government statistics are shocking. In the 2014/15 government report, it was found that 41% of all fatalities from fires in England were...
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Homeowners face £28k charges

Homeowners will have to foot a massive bill up to €2.2m after serious fire safety issues were discovered in a city centre apartment complex, the Herald can reveal. The Distillery apartments in north Dublin – finished in 2005 at the height of the boom – is the latest...