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Top 5 Worst Retail Thefts since 2014

Did you know, latest figures within the retail sector show growth in all major types of theft and damage? This has seen a 40% increase in incidents, which are largely driven by “customer theft” that accounted for 98% of all types of incidents by numbers. The direct cost of theft to retailers is estimated to […]

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Top 10 Worst Restaurant Fires Since 2014

As a restaurant manager, we understand you want to keep your people, premises and customers safe. Fires can be devastating, not just for your people and premises but also the neighboring properties. There are many cases of fires spreading from the original source of ignition. Did you know kitchen appliances account for 25% of all fires […]

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Suspected Arson Attack at Former Midlands College

Firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack at a derelict building which used to be part of the Bilston Community College. Around 20 firefighters from Bilston, Willenhall, Bloxwich, Tettenhall and Fallings Park attended the incident just after midnight on Monday 7th October. The fire affected around a third of all three floors within the […]

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Capita Building Evacuated Following Blaze

A blaze at the Capita building in Leeds city centre occured on Monday 21st October which led to the evacuation of staff. The incident was attended by seven fire engines. As well as an aerial appliance at 11 am. The fire is believed to have started in the roof of the building. Subsequently smoke was […]

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Multiple Fire Engines Called to Sheffield Industrial Estate

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue were called to an industrial estate in Sheffield on Saturday 12th October. Five appliances and a specialist aerial ladder platform were called to the fire on Coleford Road, Darnall. The incident occured within an industrial building on the estate. Following the fire, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue urged the public […]

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Coventry Supermarket Evacuated

A fire broke out on the Alvis retail park, Coventry forcing a Morrison’s supermarket to be evacuated on Saturday 21st September. The fire which was attended by a unit from Coventry Central Fire station is believed to have taken place in the electrical plant room at the store. The evacuation took place shortly before 3 […]

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Cash Machine Stolen During Midlands Ram-Raid

A cash machine was stolen on Saturday 5th October 2019 after a convenience store was targeted by ram-raiders in Halesowen, Dudley. The incident occurred during the early hours of the morning. A vehicle was later recovered with the stolen cash machine inside. A spokesman for the force released the following statement; “CCTV is being reviewed […]

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Huge Blaze at London City Centre Restaurant

A major fire broke out at a restaurant in Soho, London after a wok was left unattended on Friday 20th September. 80 firefighters from Soho, Euston, Lambeth, and Paddington battled the blaze. The third floor of the four story building was destroyed. Parts of the first and second floors were also on fire, as well […]

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Midlands Restaurant Forced to Close After Fire

A popular restaurant in Wolverhampton city center has been forced to temporarily close after a fire occurred on Monday 23rd September 2019. Firefighters were called to Bilash on Cheapside, Wolverhampton following a 999 call shortly after 5 PM. Damage from the fire was contained to the kitchen, which was eventually put out at 7 PM. […]

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