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08 Sep 2016

£29K Fine for Landlord who put ‘profit before safety’

A Nottingham landlord who put ‘profit before safety’ has been fined £29k after one of his properties was found to have no fire detection system and damaged fire doors. Nottingham HMO Ltd was found guilty of breaching HMO regulations at Nottingham Magistrates Court. The Council’s Housing Licensing & Compliance Team originally visited the property earlier […]

12 Apr 2016

19-month sentence handed down to Landlord

A landlord who ‘put profit before lives’ has been sentenced to 19 months in jail after a string of fire safety offences were found at one of his properties. Mr Cyrus Bassiri owned a four storey building in Edgbaston, where two fire alarms did not work, an escape route was blocked by a washing machine and […]

18 Aug 2015

Ten senior executives of the company that owned the warehouse site that exploded in the China have been detained.

Massive explosions rocked the north-eastern coastal city of Tianjin, killing at least 114 people, officials said, and devastating a large industrial zone and nearby residences. At least 57 people are still missing, according to authorities. Thousands of officials, fire-fighters, policemen and local residents mourned the victims at the blast site this Tuesday, bowing their heads […]

02 Jul 2015

Thousands of tennis fans are evacuated at Wimbledon

Three thousand people were dramatically evacuated from the All England Club last night as a fire broke out on Centre Court. Engines are thought to have overheated in a maintenance room on the site, causing an electrical fault on what was the hottest July day on record. People were forced to abandon their dinner and […]

20 Feb 2014

Blackdown Hall fire was ’caused by electrical fault’

A severe fire at an Edwardian apartment block in Leamington Spa was probably caused by an electrical fault, a chief firefighter has said. The blaze at Blackdown Hall started on the first floor of one of the flats at around 13:45 GMT on Wednesday before spreading to the roof. At its height 50 firefighters were […]

10 Feb 2014

Torquay house fire man dies

A man who was rescued from a house fire in Torquay has died in hospital, police have said. Emergency services were called to the house in Dunmere Road at about 06:20 GMT on Sunday. The man, who was taken to Torbay Hospital, has not been identified and the cause of the fire is unclear. Neighbouring […]

09 Feb 2014

Woman’s body found after Wallasey house fire

A woman’s body has been found after a house fire on Merseyside. Firefighters were called to Village Way, Wallasey, at 04:30 GMT after smoke alarms alerted neighbours. Three fire engines attended, with firefighters wearing breathing apparatus finding the body in a bedroom on the first floor. Mark Thomas, of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, said […]

09 Feb 2014

Man dies in ‘deliberate’ house fire in Dudley

A man in his 40s has died in a house fire in the West Midlands which police said was started deliberately. A 42-year-old woman and two boys, nine and 15, escaped from the fire which started in the house in Wood Street in Dudley at about 18:10 GMT on Saturday. Police said they had been […]

08 Feb 2014

Man’s body found after Croydon house fire

A man’s body was found by firefighters called to a house fire in south London. Firefighters were called to Addiscombe Court, in Croydon, just after 11:30 GMT where crews found the body of a man in the bedroom on the ground floor. London Fire Brigade said the ground floor of the terraced house was damaged […]

04 Feb 2014

Devizes waste recycle centre fire still alight after a week

A fire at a waste recycling centre in Devizes is still burning a week after it began, the fire service has said. The blaze broke out at the Wiltshire Waste site in Nursteed Road last Tuesday. A Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said a quantity of rubbish was still smouldering, and was expected to […]

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