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Grenfell Tower fire: Who were the victims? - BBC News

Police say 71 people died when fire engulfed Grenfell Tower, in North Kensington, west London in the early hours of 14 June. Below are the details of the people who died as a result of the fire in the tower block. Victoria King, 71, and her daughter ...and more »

A human rights tragedy - New Straits Times Online

The charred remains of the Grenfell Tower block in Kensington, London. It is believed to be the deadliest blaze in recent British history. (AFP photo). By SALLEH BUANG. June 29, 2017 @ 10:01am. SALLEH BUANG. IN the early hours of June 14, a 24-storey ...and more »

Will Britain's Grenfell fire tragedy spur change for social services? - PBS NewsHour

The deadly Grenfell Tower fire is raising questions about the ways the United Kingdom cares for its poorest citizens. Prime Minister Theresa May has promised a national investigation into the tragedy and the flammable material believed to have ...and more »

Letters: Did Grenfell cladding meet standards, and were the standards right? -

SIR – I heard on the BBC news that the cladding specified for the outside of Grenfell Tower was changed to a cheaper variety for the recent refurbishment. The implication was that, being cheaper, the cladding's fire-retardant performance was ...and more »

Survivors tell Grenfell inquiry chair the remit is too narrow - The Guardian

Sir Martin Moore-Bick, who will lead the Grenfell Tower fire public inquiry. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA. Residents and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have told the judge heading the inquiry they are unhappy with its narrow remit and want a ...and more »

Grenfell: an anatomy of a housing disaster - Financial Times

In 1977, two years before Margaret Thatcher became prime minister and started to liberalise the UK's economy and housing policy, the punk band The Clash released “London's Burning”. “I'm up and down the Westway, in and out the lights/What a great ...and more »

Grenfell Tower fire: Judge 'doubt' over inquiry scope - BBC News

The retired judge heading the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire says he is "doubtful" the process will be as wide-ranging as some residents hope. Sir Martin Moore-Bick said the probe could be limited to the cause, how it spread, and preventing a ...and more »

Grenfell fire: Council leader quits over fire response - BBC News

Kensington and Chelsea Council leader Nick Paget-Brown has resigned following continued criticism of the council's handling of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Mr Paget-Brown faced calls to resign from London Mayor Sadiq Khan and a number of other senior ...and more »

Grenfell Tower: Cladding 'changed to cheaper version' - BBC News

Cladding fitted to Grenfell Tower during its refurbishment was changed to a cheaper version, documents obtained by the BBC suggest. Documents show the zinc cladding originally proposed was replaced with an aluminium type, which was less fire resistant ...and more »

Could a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower fire happen in the US? - Salon

The Grenfell Tower fire in London has triggered questions about how the tragedy could have happened, whether it could happen elsewhere, and what might be learned from it to prevent future disasters. As a professor of fire protection engineering, I know ...and more »