Restaurant bosses pay over £12,000 for 'horrifying' non-compliance 15/10/2010

Two bosses of an Indian restaurant in Plymouth have pleaded guilty to four offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Taklus Hussain and Faizul Hoque were each fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £2,300 each in costs after a fire last November at the Mutley Spice restaurant in Mutley. more info

Landlord fined for fire safety breaches at HMO 14/10/2010

A private sector landlord has been fined for breaching fire safety regulations and managing a 'house of multiple occupation' without a license. Mr Warwick Armsby-Ward pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates Court and was fined £2,000, plus £750 costs. more info

Hotel group pays £127,000 after 'cavalier disregard' of fire safety 06/10/2010

A luxury hotel near Manchester has had to pay £127,000 for what a judge called a ‘cavalier disregard' for the safety of guests. Hallmark Hotels pleaded guilty to three breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 at Chester Crown Court yesterday. more info