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British Firefighter Challenge 2017: The Results

On 29th July 2017, the second British Firefighter Challenge event went underway at Leicester’s De Montford University campus. Following the successes of Firestyle’s sponsorship of the first ever British Firefighter Challenge the year previous, Firestyle continued with its sponsorship of…

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Micky Nicholas: ‘The fire service was a negative environment for black people – but it’s changed’

When Michael – aka Micky – Nicholas, 53, joined the London fire brigade (LFB) in 1990, just 3% of firefighters in the capital were from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. He recalls “people patting me on the shoulder, and…

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Vegans, vegetarians and now… reducetarians

For anyone who has tried to cut out meat entirely and failed, there’s a new movement which tries to take a more pragmatic approach Unlike drinking, exercise and home cooking, being vegetarian is seen as a black-and-white deal. You either…

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Team Noble: 125 Days To Go

With less than 125 days to go until the 2017 Talisker Whiskey Challenge, Team Noble have treated us to their latest photo shoot. In November 2016, Firestyle announced that they were a proud sponsor of Team Noble’s Atlantic Row 2017,…

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These people may save your life: Ceremony marks graduation of new firefighters

These are the men and women who will be helping save lives across the county for generations to come. The 27 new Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service full-time firefighters have just graduated after an intensive course instilled in them the…

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As ‘tiny ships’ Dunkirk blockbuster goes global, locals look for an upturn in their fortunes

With the release of Christopher Nolan’s film, the spotlight is on the seaside town – which may now lure US visitors from the D-Day beaches Things can look very different from the other side of the Channel. In Britain, Dunkirk…

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I’ve Been An Athlete My Entire Life. This Is Why Slowing Down Has Made Me Invincible

The small padded room smelled like a humid concoction of sweat, discipline, and invincibility. I paused with my face smashed against the mat, slick with sweat and the perfumed imprint of other fighters. My professor had me pinned. I caught…

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The painstaking task of naming Grenfell’s victims

Relatives of those who died in the Grenfell Tower tragedy are angry at the time it’s taking to recover and name victims. But police and forensic science experts say the process of identifying severely fire-damaged remains is a highly complicated…

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The 81-year-old woman inspiring a nation to recycle

An 81-year-old who set up an all-woman rubbish collection team in her village in Lebanon now has a stream of visitors asking how she did it. For nine months in 2015 and 2016 rubbish piled up on the streets of…

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Ageing Safety

With an ageing population comes an increase in the number of residents living with dementia, sight loss and hearing impairments, which raises the question of what solutions are available to better protect older residents while they remain in their own…

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