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

In the early hours of 14 June 2017 a devastating fire engulfed the Grenfell tower block in North Kensington, west London. The building burned for several hours and 72 people were eventually confirmed to have lost their lives. Relatives of many victims ...and more »

Grenfell cladding approved by residents was swapped for cheaper version - The Guardian

Documents show contractors were asked to fit aluminium instead of more fire-resistant zinc, saving £300,000. Robert Booth and Jamie Grierson. Fri 30 Jun 2017 04.58 EDT First published on Fri 30 Jun 2017 03.57 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Council refusal to hold Grenfell fire meeting in front of press condemned by Number 10 and Society of Editors - Press Gazette

Kensington and Chelsea Council has been roundly condemned for its decision first to ban press from a cabinet meeting discussing the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, then to cancel it altogether after journalists won a court order granting them access. The ...and more »

Grenfell fire: Kensington and Chelsea council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown to stand down - Telegraph.co.uk

Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown has said he is stepping down following criticism of the response to the Grenfell Tower disaster. Mr Paget-Brown cancelled a meeting to discuss the fire on Thursday because journalists ...and more »

Six-month-old baby found dead in mother's arms in stairwell of Grenfell Tower - The Sun

A SIX-month-old baby girl was found dead in her mother's arms as firefighters searched Grenfell Tower, an inquest heard today. Little Leena Belkadi and her eight-year-old sister Malak Belkadi both died from inhalation of fire fumes in the tower tragedy ...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 »

How lax building rules contributed to Grenfell disaster - Financial Times

On June 11 1999, a disabled man was killed as a fire tore quickly through eight floors of the Scottish tower block he was living in. Alexander Linton, 55, may not be widely remembered, but his death sparked a review of Scottish building regulations ...and more »

Grenfell: who will investigate and how long will it take? - Financial Times

The investigations into the Grenfell Tower disaster in London will be led by a public inquiry and a police probe into potential criminal offences, such as manslaughter. But there will also be inquests into the deaths — the toll is currently at least ...and more »

Grenfell Tower inquiry judge has controversial history in housing cases - The Guardian

Former court of appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, 70, chosen to preside over public inquiry into tower block fire. Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent. @owenbowcott. Wed 28 Jun 2017 18.22 EDT Last modified on Wed 23 May 2018 07.01 EDT.and more »

Grenfell Tower: London borough leader resigns after apartment block fire - ABC Online

The leader of the London council that housed residents in Grenfell Tower, where 80 people died in a fire just over two weeks ago, has announced he is stepping down. Key points: Borough chief Nicholas Paget-Brown and his council have been widely ...and more »