The long fight to ban toxic foam

Lifesaving fire safety regulations are a legacy of a 1979 fire in Manchester that lives on today - unlike the 10 people who died in the disaster, writes Helen Hague On 8 May 1979, toxic fumes from plastic foam-filled furniture killed 10 people and left 47 injured in the Woolworths store in...

Victory for FBU in Cheshire

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Following a robust campaign sustained over two years, the FBU in Cheshire have finally got the decision overturned to downgrade fire appliances at Crewe and Ellesmere Port from full time to on call...

Lives at risk as fire engines are cut back

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Lives are being put at risk in Merseyside because it will take firefighters far longer to arrive at emergencies due to a cut in the number of hours that fire engines are crewed, the Fire Brigades...

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