Debts ‘threaten fire engine company’s ability to tackle high-rise blazes’

Doubts raised over government’s privatisation agenda as London operator’s £78m debts limit its capacity to fight firesGovernment plans to privatise more emergency services have been thrown into question after it emerged that debts at the private company operating London’s fleet of fire engines threaten its ability to tackle blazes in high-rise buildings.A report obtained by […]
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Fuel will not run out, Cameron tells motorists

PM steps in as woman suffers burns decanting petrol in her kitchen after government earlier told motorists to stockpile fuelDavid Cameron sought to reassure motorists that petrol supplies will not run out after a serious fire involving a woman decanting petrol in her kitchen cast doubt on the government’s decision to encourage stockpiling.Diane Hill, 46, […]
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Fuel will not run out, Cameron tells motorists

PM steps in as woman suffers burns decanting petrol in her kitchen after government earlier told motorists to stockpile fuelDavid Cameron sought to reassure motorists that petrol supplies will not run out after a serious fire involving a woman decanting petrol in her kitchen cast doubt on the government’s decision to encourage stockpiling.Diane Hill, 46, […]
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Minister’s advice on stockpiling petrol is dangerous, firefighters warn

Fire Brigades Union calls on Francis Maude to withdraw advice to fill jerry cans with petrol as it could cause fires and explosionsA government minister has been urged to withdraw his advice that people should fill jerry cans with petrol to prepare for a fuel tanker strike – because of the threat of fire.The Cabinet […]
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