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...

13 years ago today - Harrow Court

Thirteen years ago, on 2 February 2005, firefighters Jeff Wornham and Michael Miller gave their lives in the line of duty at Harrow Court, Silam Road, Stevenage. They had rescued one person from flat 85 on the fourteenth floor, but died trying to save the life of Nathalie Close. Three families’...

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