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Huge number of empty homes near Grenfell 'simply unacceptable' - The Guardian

Labour has condemned as “simply unacceptable” the 1,652 unoccupied properties in the London borough where the Grenfell Tower fire took place, calling for government action to bring them back into use. The Liberal Democrats are also demanding increased ...and more »

Independent review of building regulations announced after Grenfell Tower fire - Out-Law.com

The review will be led by Dame Judith Hackett, who chairs manufacturers' organisation EEF. It will look at current building regulations and fire safety with a particular focus on high rise residential buildings and will report jointly to communities ...and more »

Opinion: Grenfell Tower is a lesson in the dangers of rolling back regulation - MarketWatch

Once the Grenfell Tower landlord in London agreed to substitute cheaper construction materials to renovate the 120-apartment building, a death trap was set waiting to be sprung. In June, an uncontrollable inferno at the 24-story public housing complex ...and more »

Hospital trauma patients in Oxford relocated over 'serious' cladding and fire safety issues - Sky News

A review of fire safety at the John Radcliffe Hospital says external cladding on the trauma building should be urgently replaced. 17:15, UK, Wednesday 02 August 2017. Fire safety at John Radcliffe Hospital's main buildings has been reviewed. Image ...and more »

Grenfell Tower prompts early revision of building code to test fire compliance - The Australian Financial Review

Six weeks after London's Grenfell Tower tragedy: Australia's state building ministers have pushed an update of the building code's fire compliance requirements a year earlier than scheduled. Leon Neal. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus. by ...and more »

How Grenfell-style building cladding caught fire in just 130 seconds in a catastrophically failed test - Business Insider

The type of cladding used on Grenfell Tower, the west London apartment block which killed at least 80 people when it burned down in June, caught fire in just 130 seconds in a government fire safety test. The material, heated under scientific conditions ...and more »

90 council-owned buildings fail new fire safety test - LocalGov

Nearly 100 buildings owned or managed by councils and housing associations have failed the latest fire safety tests conducted in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. The independent expert panel on safety put together by the Department for Communities ...and more »

Toddler Jeremiah Deen identified as latest Grenfell victim - Sky News

The family of the two-year-old, whose mother also died, pay tribute to their loved ones who will "last a lifetime in our hearts". 16:04, UK, Tuesday 01 August 2017. Jeremiah Deen - 14th floor. Image: Jeremiah Deen is thought to be one of the youngest ...and more »

"Designers, contractors or the local authority could all be blamed for breaching a duty to warn" - Dezeen

Six weeks on from the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, architects, construction firms or the council could be found liable under the "duty to warn" principle, says construction lawyer Jason Kallis. In the refurbishment of a high-rise building such ...and more »

Analysis: Grenfell tragedy highlights architects' marginalisation - Architects' Journal

The profession's ever-diminishing role through measures such as Design and Build and PFI was brought into focus by June's horrific fire. Ella Braidwood reports. Last week, the RIBA released a five-page document detailing its demands for the Grenfell ...and more »