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Nottingham

Fine over £5000 for rogue landlord

A Landlord of a house of multiple occupancy has been prosecuted and sentenced to pay a fine of more than £5,000. Syed Masum Ali appeared in Stafford Magistrates Court last Wednesday and was prosecuted under the Housing Act 2004 for contravening prohibition orders and an...
home

Home Office releases fire statistics

The Home Office has published the first set of fire statistics since assuming control of fire services. This was from the Department for Communities and Local Government earlier this year. The latest figures include detail on the causes of fires and the use of smoke alarms. Also...
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...
sprinklers

Sprinklers in all new homes says Coroner

The senior coroner in Derbyshire has called for sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new homes, following the tragic death of local man Dan Spencer earlier this year after a blaze broke out at his home. Man died after chip pan fire at home, a sprinkler system would have put the...

Gym fire proves fire safety benefits

Being safe from fire really does pay off. The gym was well prepared for this unexpected fire. A fire took place in a gym below a nightclub in the City of London during the early hours of Sunday morning (26 June). This has highlighted the potentially life saving  benefits of...
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...