Firefighters

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Firefighter dies after battling blaze at Jenners building in Edinburgh
Barry Martin, 38, was one of five firefighters taken to hospital after fire at historic Edinburgh building

Jane Clinton

27, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Troops may be called into Northern Ireland if firefighters strike
Exclusive: Fire service chief says he will ask MoD for help if unions do not cover ‘high-risk calls’

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

26, Jan, 2023 @5:46 PM

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Labour asks Sunak to say how much money he ‘wasted’ by taking private jet from London to Leeds – as it happened
Opposition challenges prime minister over use of private plane for health visit

Andrew Sparrow

10, Jan, 2023 @5:40 PM

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Firefighters three times more likely to die from certain types of cancer – study
Cancer death rates are 1.6 times higher than general population probably due to toxic chemicals

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

10, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Warning over spate of UK house fires as residents try to cut energy bills
Take care using candles and electric heaters, fire authorities warn, as Ofgem reveals gas and electricity bills are up by 86%

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

23, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Diners flee as Christmas decorations catch fire in central London restaurant
Firefighters put out blaze at Latin American restaurant MNKY HSE in Mayfair after flames rapidly spread

Tom Ambrose

17, Dec, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Labour and Lib Dems call for Raab to be suspended while bullying allegations investigated – as it happened
Opposition parties renew call for deputy PM to be suspended amid eight bullying claims

Andrew Sparrow

14, Dec, 2022 @5:38 PM

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London fire brigade put into special measures over misogyny and racism
Watchdog to monitor force closely after damning report revealed deep-seated behavioural problems

Rachel Hall

14, Dec, 2022 @12:45 PM

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The Tories trashed racism and sexism as ‘woke’ concerns. Now our public services are paying the price | Nesrine Malik
Bullying and bigotry are rife in the fire service, NHS and police, estranging these institutions from the people they should serve, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

05, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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MPs call for inquiry into claims of bullying in UK fire services
New details emerge from report on London’s brigades as opposition parties demand national review

Rajeev Syal

28, Nov, 2022 @6:51 PM

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Union is ‘sceptical’ senior leaders can change culture in London fire brigade
After a damning report exposes misogyny, racism and bullying in the organisation, union says it raised concerns ‘over many years’

Alexandra Topping

27, Nov, 2022 @2:05 PM

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Mother of London firefighter who killed himself welcomes damning report
Exclusive: Linda Francois, whose son Jaden Francois-Esprit was bullied in Wembley, says culture must change

Diane Taylor

26, Nov, 2022 @5:23 PM

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