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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 all victims ...and more »

Keep costs of cladding down, Grenfell Tower experts told - The Times

Fireproof cladding planned for Grenfell Tower was downgraded to save £293,000 as housing officials demanded “good costs” to satisfy a council boss, leaked emails reveal. Minutes of meetings, price outlines and other correspondence seen by The Times ...and more »

Grenfell Tower: Retired judge to lead disaster inquiry - BBC News

Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been chosen to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, the PM has said. Sir Martin said he understood the "desire of local people for justice", while Theresa May said "no stone will ...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 »

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

Several student accommodation blocks have been discovered with flammable cladding. June 29, 2017. Share on twitter · Share on facebook · Share on linkedin · Share on whatsapp · Share on mail. By Ellie Bothwell. Twitter: @elliebothwell. Grenfell Tower fire.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: 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 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 »

3 Officials Resign Amid Outcry Over Grenfell Tower Fire - New York Times

LONDON — Three officials involved with Grenfell Tower, the apartment building where at least 80 people died on June 14, announced their resignations on Friday, as the political fallout over Britain's deadliest fire in decades intensified. Nick Paget ...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 »