News - Dining and Socialising

Restaurant pleads guilty to breaches of fire safety regulations 20/05/2009

A restaurant owner and a company which she was the director of have been ordered to pay nearly £17,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to serious breaches of fire safety legislation following a prosecution brought by the London Fire Brigade. Linda Sade and Solly's Restaurant Limited were prosecuted following a fire at the premises on 24 September 2007. more info

Fire Authority Prosecution of Thirsk Businessmen 25/03/2009

At Northallerton Magistrates Court on Monday 23rd March, two Thirsk businessmen each pleaded guilty to seven offences under fire safety legislation - Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The case was brought by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (NYFRA) following a serious fire at the Black Lion, Market Place, Thirsk on 28th November last year. more info

Legal precedent established by prosecution of Colchester restaurateur 27/01/2009

A recent legal case has highlighted the need to abide by any Enforcement Notice issued by a Fire Authority. In a case which has established a legal precedent, Essex County Fire & Rescue Service fire safety officers issued a prohibition notice to Feyzullah Ozgurcu, a partner of Crystal Restaurant Ltd of St Botolph Street Colchester. Several subsequent inspections found that the terms of the Prohibition Notice had not been complied with which led to a prosecution by Essex Fire Authority. more info