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Embattled council leader resigns after Grenfell Tower blaze - Western Telegraph;

Embattled council leader resigns after Grenfell Tower blaze - Western Telegraph

Western TelegraphEmbattled council leader resigns after Grenfell Tower blazeWestern TelegraphThe leader of the council at the centre of the Grenfell Tower fire has resigned following criticism of his handling of the disaster, in a move that has been broadly welcomed. Nicholas Paget-Brown said he had to accept responsibility for “perceived ...and more »

Sadiq Khan calls for Grenfell council takeover as leader Nicholas Paget-Brown quits - Yahoo News UK;

Sadiq Khan calls for Grenfell council takeover as leader Nicholas Paget-Brown quits - Yahoo News UK

Yahoo News UKSadiq Khan calls for Grenfell council takeover as leader Nicholas Paget-Brown quitsYahoo News UKSadiq Khan has called for Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council to be taken over by commissioners following the Grenfell Tower fire. Mr Khan's call came not long after council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown said he would be stepping down due to ...and more »

Grenfell Tower: Sadiq Khan demands Theresa May lets commissioners take over crisis-hit council - Evening Standard;

Grenfell Tower: Sadiq Khan demands Theresa May lets commissioners take over crisis-hit council - Evening Standard

Evening StandardGrenfell Tower: Sadiq Khan demands Theresa May lets commissioners take over crisis-hit councilEvening Standardsadiq-khan-grenfell.jpg Sadiq Khan and wife Saadiya Khan after a service for victims of the blaze. EPA. London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for commissioners "untainted" by failings in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster to take over the ...and more »

Council leader quits over the Grenfell Tower disaster – here's what you need to know - shropshirestar.com;

Council leader quits over the Grenfell Tower disaster – here's what you need to know - shropshirestar.com

shropshirestar.comCouncil leader quits over the Grenfell Tower disaster – here's what you need to knowshropshirestar.comNicholas Paget-Brown said he had to accept responsibility for “perceived failings” by Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. Sign Up. Grenfell Tower in west London. The leader of the council dealing with the Grenfell ...and more »

Corbyn urges broader public inquiry into Grenfell Tower disaster - Herald Scotland;

Corbyn urges broader public inquiry into Grenfell Tower disaster - Herald Scotland

Herald ScotlandCorbyn urges broader public inquiry into Grenfell Tower disasterHerald ScotlandJeremy Corbyn has urged Theresa May to broaden the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster after the judge appointed to lead the probe warned it may be too narrow to satisfy all survivors. The Labour leader called for a two-part inquiry, the ...and more »

Grenfell Tower cladding may be same as that at Royal Victoria Hospital - Belfast Live;

Grenfell Tower cladding may be same as that at Royal Victoria Hospital - Belfast Live

Belfast LiveGrenfell Tower cladding may be same as that at Royal Victoria HospitalBelfast LiveCladding used on the new critical care building at the Royal Victoria Hospital may be the same as that at Grenfell Tower. It has been revealed that more checks are to be carried out at the troubled £150m facility – much of which remains closed. More ...and more »

London fire: Council leader quits amid criticism of response - The Spokesman-Review;

London fire: Council leader quits amid criticism of response - The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-ReviewLondon fire: Council leader quits amid criticism of responseThe Spokesman-ReviewBritish Prime Minister Theresa May , left, and Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrive for a gathering of European leaders on the upcoming G-20 summit in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Markus Schreiber / Associated ...and more »

Grenfell fire: Council leader quits over fire response - BBC News;

Grenfell fire: Council leader quits over fire response - BBC News

BBC NewsGrenfell fire: Council leader quits over fire responseBBC NewsKensington 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 bungling and the democratic deficit - The Guardian;

Grenfell bungling and the democratic deficit - The Guardian

The GuardianGrenfell bungling and the democratic deficitThe GuardianFlowers and messages of condolence at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Grenfell fire. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA. Grenfell Tower fire. Grenfell bungling and the democratic deficit. David Nowell argues for local electoral reform in the ...and more »

Dangerous cladding to stay on 'death trap' tower blocks as all panels fail safety tests - Daily Star;

Dangerous cladding to stay on 'death trap' tower blocks as all panels fail safety tests - Daily Star

Daily StarDangerous cladding to stay on 'death trap' tower blocks as all panels fail safety testsDaily StarAlthough the panels have been blamed for the Grenfell disaster, they may still be permitted “under certain circumstances”. Every sample of cladding inspected since the Grenfell Tower horror has failed fire tests. Related Articles ...and more »

Pictured: Man who 'pretended he'd lost his wife and son in Grenfell Tower fire' - Metro;

Pictured: Man who 'pretended he'd lost his wife and son in Grenfell Tower fire' - Metro

MetroPictured: Man who 'pretended he'd lost his wife and son in Grenfell Tower fire'MetroThis is the man accused of pretending his family died in the Grenfell Tower fire to get almost £10,000 from the victim relief fund. Anh Nhu Nguyen appeared in court on Friday after being charged with two counts of fraud by false representation. Law ...and more »

Grenfell fire: volunteers help residents compile death toll - The Guardian;

Grenfell fire: volunteers help residents compile death toll - The Guardian

The GuardianGrenfell fire: volunteers help residents compile death tollThe GuardianMissing posters near the Grenfell Tower as residents struggle to find out who lived and who died. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images. Grenfell Tower fire. Grenfell fire: volunteers help residents compile death toll. Frustration grows at failure of ...and more »

Council leader quits after Grenfell Tower fire - Financial Times;

Council leader quits after Grenfell Tower fire - Financial Times

Financial TimesCouncil leader quits after Grenfell Tower fireFinancial TimesThe leader and deputy leader of Kensington and Chelsea's council have resigned after the Grenfell Tower fire, one of the UK's deadliest postwar disasters. Nicholas Paget-Brown, the Conservative council leader, had come under growing pressure to quit ...and more »

London borough leader resigns after tower block fire - Reuters;

London borough leader resigns after tower block fire - Reuters

ReutersLondon borough leader resigns after tower block fireReutersThe burnt out remains of the Grenfell apartment tower are seen in North Kensington, London, Britain, June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay. LONDON The head of the local council in the London borough where at least 80 people died in a fire in a social ...and more »

Abertay University to conduct tests on cladding used on building in light of Grenfell Tower fire review - The Scottish Sun;

Abertay University to conduct tests on cladding used on building in light of Grenfell Tower fire review - The Scottish Sun

The Scottish SunAbertay University to conduct tests on cladding used on building in light of Grenfell Tower fire reviewThe Scottish SunA SCOTTISH university is to conduct tests on the cladding used on a part of one of its buildings in light of a review carried out after the Grenfell Tower fire. The east elevation of the Kydd Building in Dundee's Abertay University was found to have ...and more »

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

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

Telegraph.co.ukPaget-Brown's resignation does nothing to solve the problem that led to the Grenfell Tower disasterTelegraph.co.ukGrenfell Tower Why were the concerns of Grenfell Tower residents not heard? Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images Europe. 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 ...and more »

Grenfell fire: Deputy leader of Kensington council resigns, following leader - The Independent;

Grenfell fire: Deputy leader of Kensington council resigns, following leader - The Independent

The IndependentGrenfell fire: Deputy leader of Kensington council resigns, following leaderThe IndependentCllr Feilding-Mellen, who was forced to flee his £1.2m home after allegedly receiving threats from residents outside, said in a statement: "I have always tried my utmost to meet my responsibilities with integrity, hard work, and a commitment to serving ...and more »

Town hall leaders resign in wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy - London News Online (blog);

Town hall leaders resign in wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy - London News Online (blog)

London News Online (blog)Town hall leaders resign in wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedyLondon News Online (blog)The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council Councillor Nicholas Paget-Brown and his deputy Councillor Rock Feilding-Mellen have resigned – this follows strong criticism of the town hall's handling of the Grenfell Tower Fire tragedy two weeks ago.and more »

Grenfell Tower: Kensington and Chelsea Council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown to step down - Express.co.uk;

Grenfell Tower: Kensington and Chelsea Council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown to step down - Express.co.uk

Express.co.ukGrenfell Tower: Kensington and Chelsea Council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown to step downExpress.co.ukTHE LEADER of the Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council has announced he is to step down in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. By Joey Millar and Katie Mansfield. PUBLISHED: 17:21, Fri, Jun 30, 2017 | UPDATED: 18:28, Fri, Jun 30, 2017 ...and more »

Grenfell Tower council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown quits - Grimsby Telegraph;

Grenfell Tower council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown quits - Grimsby Telegraph

Grimsby TelegraphGrenfell Tower council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown quitsGrimsby TelegraphEnter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and much more... Kensington and Chelsea council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown has quit in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Share.and more »