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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: 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 »

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 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 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 »

Don't Blame Grenfell Tower on Capitalism - National Review

Damage to Grenfell Tower is seen following the fire (Reuters: Peter Nicholls/File Photo) Theresa May is right — it was a failure of the state. But don't draw general conclusions from this. The idea seems to have taken hold that the recent fire at ...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 »

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: 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 Tower residents 'still having rent payments taken out of bank accounts' - The Independent

Former residents of Grenfell Tower are still having rent taken out of their bank account for the burnt-out property in north Kensington, according to a campaign director representing survivors. An unknown number of tenants who managed to escape the ...and more »