Landlord convicted of ‘life threatening’ fire safety breaches 28/09/2010

The landlord of a Berkshire pub which was described as "potentially life-threatening" has pleaded guilty to 13 offences under the Fire Safety Order. Bhupinder jit Singh Mann of Slough was ordered to pay more than £13,000 in fines and costs as the former proprietor of the 2nd Stop pub in Stoke Road, Slough, which also included sleeping accommodation. more info

Fire destroys valleys infants school 25/06/2010

An investigation is under way into a fire which destroyed an infants school in the Cynon Valley overnight. The fire broke out at Ynysboeth School, in Mountain Ash, just before midnight .At the height of the blaze, more than 50 fire-fighters were tackling it with 14 different fire engines and support vehicles. The site is being treated as a crime scene while investigations into the cause of the fire get under way. more info

Enforcement notice for fire safety breaches at CLG headquarters 07/06/2010

It is revealed today that the London headquarters of Communities and Local Government - the government department that steers fire safety policy in England and Wales - has been served with an enforcement notice under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. more info