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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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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

Sir Martin Moore-Bick warns that he is doubtful the inquiry into the fire will be as wide-ranging as people hope. Owen Bowcott, Amelia Gentleman and Matthew Weaver. Thu 29 Jun 2017 14.28 EDT First published on Thu 29 Jun 2017 09.46 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Grenfell Tower: Baby girl was 'found dead in mother's arms' - Irish Times

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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 »

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 Tower fire: 52-year-old man charged with fraud after allegedly claiming to have lost relatives in the fatal ... - The Independent

A man has been charged with fraud after allegedly claiming to have lost family members in the Grenfell Tower disaster. Anh Nhu Nguyen, of no fixed address, was charged with five counts on Thursday evening, Scotland Yard said. Officers said the 52-year ...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 »