Burglary awareness campaign launched by Cambs police

Cambridgeshire Police Force is launching a new county-wide campaign to address the rising number of burglaries in the area. The campaign, called Operation Aware, plans to target offenders and raise awareness for residents and will see extra activities taking place throughout Cambridgeshire on top of normal policing. These activities include […] Read more »

Criminal gangs blamed for burglary increase

Organised criminal gangs are fuelling the increase in burglary it has been revealed, with offences almost doubling last year in some of the worst hit areas of the UK. Police have seen evidence that menacing gangs of thieves are spending weeks ransacking an area, before moving onto a new location. […] Read more »

Which? calls for action on faulty household appliances

A recent investigation by consumer body Which? has revealed that faulty household appliances are responsible for more than 60 house fires each week in the UK. This “stubbornly high” figure highlights the fact that Government action to remove potentially dangerous electrical white goods from homes is falling “woefully short”, Which? […] Read more »

Is your skin cream a fire hazard?

Skin creams containing paraffin could be related to hundreds of fire-related deaths, a senior firefighter has suggested.  Chris Bell, watch commander of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, says that paraffin-based creams used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can become highly flammable when they soak into […] Read more »

Faulty appliances cause 13 fires every day

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Last year saw 4,732 fires caused by electrical products – that’s a staggering 13 fires every day. These latest figures, from charity Electrical Safety First, warns that millions of faulty appliances across the UK, that are already known to be dangerous, are still being used in homes. Since the Grenfell […] Read more »