Lives ‘put at risk by hotel owner’ 26/05/2010

A Hotel owner has been fined for breaching fire regulations and putting guests' lives at risk. Subhash Jajoo, owner of the Pack Horse Hotel in Nelson Square, Bolton town centre, appeared at Bolton Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to five charges brought by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.   more info

Landlord jailed for 30 months after flat fire 08/05/2010

Michael Billings, of Beccles, Suffolk, was jailed for 30 months after Norwich Crown Court heard how barmaid Layla Skalli was given a less than 1% chance of survival following the blaze at her home in Norwich in April 2009, said the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).   more info

Co-op fined £210,000 after fire safety breaches 27/04/2010

The Co-operative Group - the UK's largest mutual retailer - has been fined £210,000 after pleading guilty to six breaches of fire safety legislation at Southampton Crown Court yesterday. It follows an investigation in 2007 at one of the Co-op's Southampton branches.   more info