• Hotel owner jailed
The owner of a UK hotel has been jailed for a record 18 months, for running a “death trap” property. Peter Metcalf, who ran the New Kimberley hotel in Blackpool, was found guilty of numerous health and safety breaches, reports the London Times.

Fire exits were blocked or fixed shut, while food hygiene was lacking. Latterly, the property was used for cheap accommodation, with an illegal electrical supply and no water in half of the building. 
 
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