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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 »

Universities told to check fire safety after Grenfell Tower blaze - Times Higher Education (THE)

UK universities have been asked to review the fire safety of their buildings amid concerns that several student accommodation blocks have been fitted with the same flammable cladding reportedly used on Grenfell Tower. The Higher Education Funding ...and more »

Grenfell bungling and the democratic deficit - The Guardian

The extraordinarily inept way in which Kensington and Chelsea council has handled the Grenfell Tower disaster (Public barred as leader of council gives his apology for failings, 30 June) has been exacerbated by first-past-the-post elections and ...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 »

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 »

Letters: Did Grenfell cladding meet standards, and were the standards right? - Telegraph.co.uk

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 »

Grenfell Tower disaster exposes UK's "dangerous, ugly, cruel and uncaring" approach to social housing, say architects - Dezeen

Architects have attacked the culture of cost-cutting and "value-stripping" in UK construction, which they believe contributed to the fatal Grenfell Tower fire. "This terrible event may prove to be the shock that finally forces commissioning public ...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 »

Fire safety independent panel chair advised against retrofitting sprinklers and authored report advocating £200m ... - The Independent

The chair of an independent panel set up to advise the Government on its response to the Grenfell Tower fire, previously advocated against retrofitting sprinklers and authored a report advocating £200m worth cuts to the fire service. Sir Ken Knight ...and more »

Paget-Brown's resignation does nothing to solve the problem that led to the Grenfell Tower disaster - Telegraph.co.uk

Of the inferno in London's Grenfell Tower, we now know two things. The first is that residents, local people and safety experts had long warned about the state of fire security in the block. We also know measures were available which would likely have ...and more »