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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 »

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 »

'Sick' photo of Grenfell Tower 'memorial candle' shared on Facebook - Metro

A 'sick' photoshopped image of Grenfell Tower as a 'memorial candle' has been taken down after it was widely shared on Facebook. The fake image appeared on the 'Hallmark for Assholes' page, claiming to be available for £4.99. By the time it was ...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 »

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: 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 »

Downing Street says Grenfell council meeting should have gone ahead - The Guardian

No 10 condemns Kensington and Chelsea council for ending meeting and says it should have respected court ruling allowing journalists to attend. Peter Walker, Alice Ross and Kevin Rawlinson. Fri 30 Jun 2017 07.24 EDT First published on Thu 29 Jun 2017 ...and more »

Grenfell Tower fire: government urged to take control of council - The Guardian

Labour calls for commissioners to step in after Tory council leader steps down over severe criticism of handling of disaster. Peter Walker and Jamie Grierson. Sat 1 Jul 2017 05.28 EDT First published on Fri 30 Jun 2017 12.23 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Grenfell fire: Kensington council cancels meeting after High Court lets journalists attend - The Independent

Officials at Kensington and Chelsea council have adjourned a cabinet meeting after press were allowed to attend, claiming it would "prejudice" the forthcoming public inquiry. The High Court earlier ruled that the council must let journalists attend the ...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 »