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  • Gas pipe thief causes evacuation
    Sent: 31/12/2007
    RESIDENTS had to be evacuated from their homes after a thief diced with 'incredible danger' by trying to steal live gas pipes for scrap metal. Police were called to Hawarden Street, Nelson, at 6.30pm on Saturday after a woman reported seeing a man ... read more


    Two bailed over gas death
    Sent: 27/12/2007
    TWO men have appeared in court on manslaughter charges after the death of an Oxford woman from carbon monoxide poisoning. Peter Woelki, 52, of Poplar Grove, Kennington, and Christopher Jilbert, 50, of Bayswater Farm Road, Headington, Oxford, appea ... read more


    FIRM WARNS ABOUT SILENT KILLER DANGER
    Sent: 26/12/2007
    A heating equipment firm is urging merchants and installers to warn homeowners of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning this winter. Pts, of Lutterworth, is to lead an awareness campaign from January 14 until January 19. The company is creating ... read more


    Gas Poisoning Two Charged (from Abingdon Herald)
    Sent: 20/12/2007
    TWO men will appear in court on manslaughter charges following the death of an Oxford woman from carbon monoxide poisoning. Angela Pinkney, 35, died in her bedroom at her home in Mandlebrote Drive, Littlemore, on March 17, 2005. British Gas was ... read more


    Warning To Landlords After HSE Prosecutes For Failing To Carry Out A Gas Safety Check, UK
    Sent: 20/12/2007
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a landlord following repeated warnings that he was ignoring his gas safety duties towards his tenants. The prosecution serves as a warning to rogue landlords who put the lives of their tenants in d ... read more


    Leaking boiler to blame for couple\'s death
    Sent: 19/12/2007
    An inquest into the deaths of Raymond and Joyce Gauvain in October had returned a verdict of accidental death due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Raymond, 63, and Joyce, 67, were found dead in their St Martins home on 4th October, after a concerned ... read more


    MP backs gas safety calls
    Sent: 19/12/2007
    A North-east MP has put his name to a campaign to tackle carbon monoxide poisoning. Lib Dem West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Sir Robert Smith signed a Commons motion raising concerns about the number of incidents connected to carbon monoxide ... read more


    Boiler leak led to couple's death
    Sent: 18/12/2007
    A Guernsey couple were poisoned by fumes from a leaky boiler, an inquest has heard. The bodies of Ray and Joyce Gauvain, both in their mid-60s, were found in October at their home in the Oberlands area of St Martin's. The inquest heard they had ... read more


    18.12.07 - Warning to landlords after HSE prosecutes for failing to carry out a gas safety check
    Sent: 18/12/2007
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a landlord following repeated warnings that he was ignoring his gas safety duties towards his tenants. The prosecution serves as a warning to rogue landlords who put the lives of their tenants in d ... read more


    Housing misery for old people
    Sent: 09/12/2007
    ELDERLY and vulnerable people living in council homes in the Cheddar area are suffering because of poor services. The number of homes falling below a decent standard is going up, vulnerable people are not being supported properly and half of commo ... read more


    Is home emergency insurance worth it?
    Sent: 01/12/2007
    From boilers bursting to rodent infestation, you can pay for cover. But is it cost-effective? When the temperature drops, marketing budgets at companies selling boiler and domestic emergency cover tend to soar. These sorts of policies can cover ... read more




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