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Two companies fined nearly £2m after death of 5 year old in damaged lift

Two companies have been sentenced following the death of a five-year-old girl who became trapped while using a lift at her home in Weymouth. Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Alexys Brown’s family moved into the property in 2009 of which Synergy Housing Limited, as part of the Aster Group, became the owner. The property had […]

Company and director sentenced after resident injured in fall from balcony

A Cornish construction company and its director have been sentenced after a resident fell through the balcony at his home during recent refurbishment work. Truro Magistrates’ Court heard how 58-year old Simon Powell, who has impaired mobility and suffers from epilepsy, had been sitting on the balcony at his property when he fell more than […]

District council censured over fire safety failures and Legionnaires’ risk

A West Sussex local authority has been issued with a regulatory notice for failing to assess fire and legionella risks in properties it is responsible for maintaining. In the notice, the UK’s Regulator of Social Housing said that up until 2016 Arun District Council risk assessed its housing stock on a reactive basis only, after […]