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Single-use vapes sparking surge in fires at UK waste plants
The 1.3m disposable e-cigarettes discarded every week often end up in general waste and their broken batteries are highly flammable

James Tapper

13, May, 2023 @1:39 PM

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Record number of serious outdoor fires tackled in England in summer 2022
Soaring temperatures meant number of naturally occurring wildfires was also highest on record

Michael Goodier

11, May, 2023 @2:41 PM

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E-bike and e-scooter fires have injured at least 190 people in UK, data shows
Exclusive: Fires more than quadruple since 2020 after surge in popularity of battery-assisted travel

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

02, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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For all the scandals, a toxic culture in places like the CBI and the Met can be changed. Here’s how | Cath Bishop
In my work with troubled organisations, the recurring problem is bosses prioritising targets over values, says leadership and culture coach Cath Bishop

Cath Bishop

18, Apr, 2023 @9:00 AM

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‘Sound that could save your life’: UK disaster alert to buzz phones on 23 April
Mobile phones with 4G or 5G signal will make siren sound and vibrate at 3pm on Sunday of test

Emily Dugan

06, Apr, 2023 @7:33 AM

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Sunak’s anti-union laws would make UK ‘international outlier’, lawyers say
Employment experts say proposals are ‘departure from established norms and treaty obligations’

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

31, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Every fire brigade in England plagued by bullying and harassment claims, report finds
Inspectors say ‘deeply troubling’ behaviour found at fire and rescue services across England may be ‘tip of the iceberg’

Kevin Rawlinson

30, Mar, 2023 @9:00 PM

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Union leader urges TUC to unite in defying planned anti-strike law
Fire Brigades Union chief says joint action needed to oppose ‘pernicious’ minimum service levels bill

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

25, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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UK launches emergency phone alerts public warning system
Alerts with siren-like beeps can be sent during events such as severe flooding, fires or extreme weather

Nicola Davis

19, Mar, 2023 @11:44 AM

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Life amid the rubble: UK specialists on their Turkey earthquake rescue effort
After the first quake hit, 77 Britons were deployed to join teams from around the world. Here, some recount their experiences

Geneva Abdul

24, Feb, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Buncefield: the PFAS legacy of ‘biggest fire in peacetime Europe’
Wayne Crossman, a firefighter deployed to the oil depot after the huge explosion in 2005, suspects firefighting foam contributed to his myeloid leukaemia

Leana Hosea and Rachel Salvidge

23, Feb, 2023 @5:00 AM

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London fire brigade reviews Freemason ties after union criticism
FBU raised concerns at meeting discussing review that found service to be institutionally misogynist

Diane Taylor

10, Feb, 2023 @11:39 AM

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