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Worker jailed for unsafe gas work

Gareth Scott Redford has today been sentenced to serve 16 months in prison for carrying out unsafe gas work. Cambridge Crown Court heard how Mr Redford, a plumber, carried out gas work at four properties in the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire areas. Concerns were raised in 2014 and the homeowners of each property separately made complaints […]

Three North East housing groups plan merger in bid to build hundreds more homes

Three North East social landlords have announced plans to merge in a bid to build hundreds more homes in the region.   Newcastle-based Isos Housing and group partner Cestria Community Housing are finalising a merger with County Durham-based Derwentside Homes in a move to form one region-wide organisation with more than 23,000 homes.

Suspended sentence for unregistered gas worker

A man has been fined and given a suspended prison sentence after working on a number of boilers without being Gas Safe registered. High Wycombe Crown Court heard how Philip Locke carried out work on a boiler in 2013 without being registered, faults were later found with the boiler. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

Landlord prosecuted for gas safety failings

Preston Landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence after failing to ensure gas appliances in one of her properties were checked for safety. Preston Magistrates Court heard that following a concern received from Preston City Council about the gas appliances in a property on Alvern Avenue in Fulwood, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

Unregistered gas fitter fined

An unregistered gas fitter from Farnborough has been prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas work which was found to be unsafe. Basingstoke Magistrates’ court heard how Mr Fergus Leask, who also trades as Eldan Plumbing, had assured the homeowner that he was Gas Safe Registered. When he was unable to supply the gas safe certificate months […]

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