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Jan04

Gazette Report: ‘We really did have a lucky escape’ – Teesside businessman tells how he dodged Dubai hotel fire

A Teesside businessman who was in the Dubai building which caught fire on New Year’s Eve says he had a “lucky escape”. Returning to view The Address Downtown Hotel the day after the spectacular fire, Richard Upshall was astonished to see one side...
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Jan04

The Northern Echo Report: Stockton businessman tells how ‘luck’ saved him and others from Dubai hotel inferno

A STOCKTON businessman has told how it was down to ‘luck’ that he and hundreds of others were able to escape the Dubai skyscraper inferno with their lives. Richard Upshall was dining with friend, jockey, model and William Hill racing pundit...
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Jan04

ITV Report: Businessman describes ‘lucky escape’ from Dubai hotel fire

A businessman says he had a ‘lucky escape’ from the fire which engulfed part of a luxury hotel in Dubai on New Year’s Eve. Richard Upshall had been sitting on a terrace with a friend at the Address Downtown Hotel when they noticed flames...
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Jan04

RU Charitable?

I’ve worked with children for years. This has come through my helping raise to beautiful step-daughters from young ages and being actively involved in their school and out of school activities. Around 2008 I acquired the swim program they were...
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Nov02

Heard the one about the pizza boss, who was running out of dough…?

Mark Holt was about to make staff redundant as his financial base struggled. But thanks to the quick thinking of one of his staff faced with the prospect of losing her job, life is no longer looking pizza pie-in-the-sky, as his fast food chain...

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