A faulty Hotpoint fridge was the cause of Grenfell Tower's catastrophic blaze

Grenfell Tower fire. PA LONDON — The Grenfell Tower fire was started by a faulty Hotpoint fridge, according to the Metropolitan Police. In a statement on Friday, Scotland Yard's Detective Superintendent Fiona…

Camden flats: Fire cladding tests failed by 27 high-rise blocks

  Camden residents react to tower block evacuations Twenty-seven high-rise blocks in 15 council areas have failed fire cladding safety tests, the government says. It comes after Camden Council said there was…
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Adam Withers death: NHS trust fined £300,000 after psychiatric patient fell to his death from hospital's industrial chimney

There were "concerted efforts" to persuade Adam Withers to come down as he climbed a hospital tower in the presence of his mum An NHS trust which admitted failing a mentally-ill patient who fell 130 feet to his death from a hospital’s…
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Pesticide fears for Dartmoor 'unfounded' says HSE

FEARS that a pesticide is set to be ‘offloaded’ by air onto Dartmoor are unfounded — the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) confirmed this week. A Facebook page ‘Asulam on Dartmoor’ was created due to fears that the toxic chemical…
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Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

Image copyright: SNAPSnap Map lets people track their friends An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents. Snap Map lets people search for places such as schools and…
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Danger map reveals health threat zone

Image copyright: ECOHEALTHALLIANCE South America is a hotbed of potential viruses that could be the next major threat to the world's health, according to "danger maps". The EcoHealth Alliance in New York looked at mammals, the viruses they…
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Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police

  Image copyright: PA The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge freezer, and outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests, police say. The Metropolitan Police says it will consider manslaughter,…
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Pressure on police forces sees officers contemplating suicide, says senior detective

Detective Warren Hines says he is aware of sergeants allocating work "on the basis of who is the least tearful that morning". Police forces have had to cancel annual leave and increase working hours after a series of major incidents…

Ninth avoidable baby death at NHS trust

  Maddison's parents say labour ward was extremely busy A ninth avoidable baby death has been uncovered by BBC News at a troubled NHS trust. Maddison Dawn Wilkins Jackson died in 2013 after staff at the Royal Shrewsbury…

Greenbooth Reservoir drowning: Mum begged Paul Lawson not to swim

 Greenbooth Reservoir drowning: Mum begged Paul Lawson not to swim The mother of a teenager who drowned in a reservoir said she begged him not to go in the water. Paul Lawson, 16, reportedly got into difficulties…