Posts Tagged "Safety"

River Severn warning: Shrewsbury police urge people stay out of water

Emergency services are pleading with people to “respect” the River Severn after five people have had to be rescued from the water in just a week. Police in Shrewsbury have revealed that there has been a rash of emergencies due…

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First pictures of the lorry that got stuck Tunbridge Wells High Street

Pictures show the rescue operation that ensued after a large lorry became stuck in the middle of Tunbridge Wells High Street earlier this afternoon (August 3). Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called by Kent Police who were the first…

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Woman who advertised ‘deathtrap’ on Airbnb told to pay almost £6,000

A woman advertised a deathtrap holiday home on Airbnb when she breached fire regulations with toxic tiles, no emergency lighting, the wrong locks and a fire extinguisher that hadn’t been tested in 15 years. Jean Hendy, 64, also failed to…

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Fire officers visit 182 high rise properties following Grenfell Tower tragedy

Visits by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service to North East high rises following the Grenfell Tower disaster have now ended. A total of 182 properties across Sunderland, South Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead have been inspected since the tragedy,…

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Nightclub evacuated after washing machine catches fire

An Edinburgh nightclub was evacuated after a washing machine caught fire in its basement. The blaze broke out at Opal Lounge on George Street at about 8.40pm on Sunday night. Five fire engines were sent to the scene and firefighters…

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Leicester high-rise building confirmed to have failed cladding test

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service has released a statement today (July 20) on the matter. It has been confirmed that a high-rise building in Leicester failed a cladding test that was carried out following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Leicestershire Fire…

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Warning of more UK floods after helicopter rescues in Cornwall

Flooding in Cornish coastal village of Coverack described as horrendous, and further deluges possible further north Much of England and Wales has been warned to prepare for more stormy weather and localised flooding after several people in Cornwall had to…

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North Ayrshire’s 7 towers do not have the life saving sprinklers

Not one of the seven tower blocks in North Ayrshire has a sprinkler system, it was confirmed this week. The revelation comes in the wake of London’s Grenfell Tower fire disaster on June 14, which saw more than 80 people…

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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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Second Salford housing provider halts cladding removal

A second housing provider in Salford has suspended the removal of cladding from its high-rise blocks because of “unclear” Government advice. Salix Homes has followed City West Housing Trust in halting work on buildings that failed Government fire safety tests…

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