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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 -

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Family of 12-year-old confirmed dead in Grenfell fire 'will not rest until they get justice for her' -

The family of a 12-year-old girl who died in the Grenfell Tower fire said they 'will not rest until they get justice for her'. Jessica Urbano Ramirez, described by her loved ones as a "little angel", has now been formally identified as one of those ...and more »

Grenfell Tower: 111 buildings fail new Government fire safety tests - The Independent

More than 100 buildings have failed the latest round of Government combustibility testing in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. At least 111 buildings did not pass the tests, with 90 of the buildings being local authority or housing association owned ...and more »

Millionaires among owners of 1652 vacant homes near Grenfell Tower - but council can't force anyone to live in them -

Owners of empty homes near Grenfell Tower cannot be compelled to live in them as it emerged some properties belong to foreign millionaires. Vacant houses near the fire ravaged high-rise in Kensington and Chelsea where at least 80 people died in June ...and more »