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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: 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 fire: government urged to take control of council - The Guardian

Labour calls for commissioners to step in after Tory council leader steps down over severe criticism of handling of disaster. Peter Walker and Jamie Grierson. Sat 1 Jul 2017 05.28 EDT First published on Fri 30 Jun 2017 12.23 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Downing Street says Grenfell council meeting should have gone ahead - The Guardian

No 10 condemns Kensington and Chelsea council for ending meeting and says it should have respected court ruling allowing journalists to attend. Peter Walker, Alice Ross and Kevin Rawlinson. Fri 30 Jun 2017 07.24 EDT First published on Thu 29 Jun 2017 ...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 »

London fire: Why don't we know how many died in Grenfell Tower? - BBC News

We assume that in our hyper-connected world, we can always access the information we need and track down the people we want to find. But the tragedy at Grenfell Tower has thrown up a further horrible reality - two weeks on, the exact number of people ...and more »

Judge orders council to allow media into Grenfell Tower meeting - The Guardian

Court overturns Kensington and Chelsea council's attempt to hold meeting in private, after challenge from Guardian and other media. Peter Walker and Matthew Weaver. Thu 29 Jun 2017 13.21 EDT First published on Thu 29 Jun 2017 06.58 EDT. Share on ...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's fireproof cladding was 'downgraded to save £293000', show leaked documents - The Independent

Pressure to keep costs down during the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower appears to have driven the decision to use cheaper cladding on the block, an investigation has revealed. Leaked documents including an “urgent nudge email” from housing bosses ...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 »