Grenfell Tower fire: ‘Systemic failures’ in fire brigade’s response

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has been condemned for “serious shortcomings” and systemic failures in its response to the Grenfell Tower fire, in a report after the first phase of an inquiry. Fewer people would have died in the 2017 Read More …

China chemical blast: Blast outside Zhangjiakou plant kills 22

At least 22 people have died and 22 more were injured in a blast outside a chemical factory in northern China. A vehicle carrying chemicals exploded while waiting to enter Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co plant in Zhangjiakou, north of Beijing, Read More …

Attacks on firefighters soar by 25% in a year as government cuts bite, union warns

Attacks on firefighters have soared by a quarter in the last year after the “demolition” of projects aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour, a union has warned. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said there were 933 incidents involving an attack on Read More …