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The Grenfell inferno has burst Kensington's bubble - Financial Times

The most recent financial accounts of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are a celebration of a wonderfully attractive, safe and diverse district, where the majority of residents are happy and satisfied with the council's management. The ...and more »

Grenfell Tower fire: Judge 'doubt' over inquiry scope - BBC News

The retired judge heading the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire says he is "doubtful" the process will be as wide-ranging as some residents hope. Sir Martin Moore-Bick said the probe could be limited to the cause, how it spread, and preventing a ...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 »

Grenfell fire: Kensington and Chelsea council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown to stand down - Telegraph.co.uk

Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown has said he is stepping down following criticism of the response to the Grenfell Tower disaster. Mr Paget-Brown cancelled a meeting to discuss the fire on Thursday because journalists ...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 »

Survivors tell Grenfell inquiry chair the remit is too narrow - The Guardian

Sir Martin Moore-Bick, who will lead the Grenfell Tower fire public inquiry. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA. Residents and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have told the judge heading the inquiry they are unhappy with its narrow remit and want a ...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 »

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 »

Kensington council meeting on Grenfell descends into chaos - Financial Times

The first meeting of the leadership of Kensington & Chelsea council since the Grenfell Tower fire descended into chaos on Thursday, the latest incident likely to raise questions over the Conservative-led council's handling of the June 14 tragedy. The ...and more »

Grenfell Tower fire: Who were the victims? - BBC News

Police say 71 people died when fire engulfed Grenfell Tower, in North Kensington, west London in the early hours of 14 June. Below are the details of the people who died as a result of the fire in the tower block. Victoria King, 71, and her daughter ...and more »