Repairs contract axed after gas leak

A London council and one of its contractors have ended a £50 million repairs contract following a ‘serious’ safety breach.   Southwark Council and Breyer Group agreed to ‘mutually conclude’ the deal after a gas leak in a block of flats. The incident at Draper House in Elephant and Castle, which resulted in one female […]

British Gas lines up Chris Weston as new boss

The UK’s biggest energy supplier, British Gas, plans to appoint Chris Weston as its new managing director. Centrica, which owns British Gas, said it was proposing Mr Weston, the current head of Centrica’s US retail gas business, to succeed Phil Bentley. If approved by the board, it will be formally announced alongside Centrica’s financial results […]

St Ives woman dies of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

A woman has died in a suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in west Cornwall, the county’s fire service has said. Three dogs also died at the property in Bedford Road in St Ives. Firefighters were called at 08:45 GMT. Police, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and the Health and Safety Executive are now carrying out an […]

Liverpool City Council plans to cut 150 jobs and close services

Proposals to cut about 150 jobs have been announced by Liverpool City Council as it tries to save £32m from next year’s budget. Grants to organisations providing social care will be withdrawn and some voluntary groups will lose part or all of their funding under the proposals. The city council is yet to decide on […]