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26 January 2021

RESIDENTS WILL be protected through the establishment of a national regulator which will ensure the materials used to build homes will be made safer, the housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced.

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26 January 2021

FIRE AND Rescue Services across the nation have been praised for their response to COVID-19 in a national report published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Personnel have demonstrated how they’re ready, willing and able to step up and support the battle against the Coronavirus outbreak with local communities at the very heart of their work.

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26 January 2021

ALL HIGH-rise buildings in the social sector and student buildings are now fully remediated or have work underway to remove unsafe Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding. That’s according to the latest set of statistics issued by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

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26 January 2021

THE MEMBERSHIP Application Assessment Panel of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has determined that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) credential will now be recognised as a major component for IFE membership.

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26 January 2021

THE FIRESTOPPERS service, which has been in use since 2019 with three Fire and Rescue Services in the North East of England, is being launched in Northamptonshire such that people can report any information they have about deliberate fires on an anonymous basis.

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26 January 2021

STATIC SYSTEMS Group – the developer of life-critical alarm and communication solutions – has been acquired by Halma plc, the FTSE 100 global group of life-saving technology companies.

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25 January 2021

ECHO (ELECTRONIC Call Handling Operations Ltd) – the not-for-profit, industry-backed alarms handling operator – has completed the first ‘end-to-end’ testing of its new automated alarm signalling transmissions between an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) and the pioneering Essex Police Control Room.

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25 January 2021

THE MINISTRY of Justice (MoJ) has reported 17 “serious data breaches” to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) affecting a total of 121,355 people. That’s according to official figures.

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25 January 2021

£245.3 million worth of fines have been imposed for a wide range of infringements of Europe’s data protection laws. That’s according to international law firm DLA Piper. The figure is taken from the firm’s latest annual General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fines and data breaches report covering the 27 European Union Member States plus the UK, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

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25 January 2021

HOME SECRETARY Priti Patel has hailed the UK’s new and “comprehensive” security agreement with the European Union (EU) that will see the UK continuing to be one of the safest countries in the world.

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