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West London landlord

Care home to pay £40,000

A care home company has been ordered to pay £40,000 in fines and a further £15,000 in cost. This was after a raft of fire safety breaches were found at one of their premises in Runcorn. Minster Care Management was found to have breached four counts of the Fire Safety Order 2005...
club

Club owner fined £8,000

Welsh club owner has been ordered to pay fines totalling nearly £8,000. He failed to respond to requests for information by the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Mr Nathan Jones, the owner of the Vanilla Bar, was found guilty of two charges. The charges were related to...
budget

Budget cuts of £350,000

Around 100 firefighters could lose their jobs as part of a review by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service. This will save £350,000 following budget cuts. Chief fire officer Steven Lunn said that the service was working towards having a target of 334 full-time and 255 on-call...
dangerous accommodation

Risk of death for employees

A Liverpool Crown Court judge has condemned the owner of a shop. This is because he “put employees at serious risk of death or serious injury”. And he “just couldn’t be bothered” to carry out fire safety work. Mahboob Hussain, who runs the Shah Convenience Store in Walton,...
ambulance

Over 250 Firefighters cut

The Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service is the latest to announce more cuts to staffing. Between 250 and 280 firefighters jobs are expected to go by 2020 – as austerity continues to bite. The £14.6million efficiency plan, said by one source to be equivalent to a...

Firefighters Cut 130+ Gone!

Fire authority announces cuts to firefighters Following a public consultation in which the views of 17,000 local people were gathered, the Essex Fire Authority has decided to reduce wholetime firefighters from 570 to 432 (a 24% reduction). On-call firefighters will rise from 437...
New Collaboration

New Collaboration in Fire Safety Knowledge

The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the Fire Service College (FSC), have come together to form a new collaboration which helps research and developement. A joint memorandum of understanding, which was signed this month, clearly...

Manchester Landlords fined a total of £9K for Fire Safety Breaches

Two Manchester landlords have been hit with fines after two flats under their ownership were deemed to be ‘death traps’. The properties, situated above an off licence, were inspected by officers from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), officers from Greater...

Restaurant Owner handed record fines for Safety Breaches

A former restaurant owner in Preston has been handed a £4700 fine, a suspended jail sentence and ordered to complete 200 hours of community service after a string of safety breaches. Mr Wen Qaing Cai, who owned the China House restaurant, pleaded guilty to four offences, after a...