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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 »

Grenfell fire: Kensington and Chelsea council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown to stand down -

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Grenfell fire: key questions Kensington and Chelsea council must answer - The Guardian

Council that owns Grenfell Tower faces mounting pressure to account for its actions over blaze that killed at least 80 people. Jamie Grierson · @JamieGrierson. Fri 30 Jun 2017 06.25 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 15.57 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »

A Transformative “Bridge Over Troubled Water” for the Grenfell Tower Tragedy - The New Yorker

Last week, amid the politics and unanswered questions surrounding the Grenfell Tower tragedy, a new charity single arrived. Fifty artists, including Nile Rodgers, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Liam Payne, the London Community Gospel Choir, and others, ...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 »