08/12/09 | 18:30

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Timber framed buildings come under the spotlight. Modern building techniques revealed to be ignoring fire safety. A resident contacts me after his property destroyed by fire. The Building Research Establishment report into the cause of the fire is leaked to me and it helps challenge the local authority. Was the failure to prosecute the authority for failures in its fire safety responsibilities a lost opportunity to prove sanctions will ensure compliance.

Research conclusion: Is the prosecuting authority, the London Fire Brigade, too lax?