Grenfell residents promised fire-retardant panels in 2012, documents show cheaper, plastic-filled cladding was later fitted instead. (sky news)
Sixty-eight flats in £2bn luxury block to be given to residents evacuated from Grenfell Tower in the heart of Kensington, the Standard can revealead.
Protesters calling for local housing for the displaced residents of Grenfell Tower are preparing to march against Theresa May’s government on Wednesday amid appeals to ensure that their grievances are not overshadowed by violence. (the guardian)
Forensic scientists have establish a fridge catching fire was point of origin for the devastating fire.
Police raise number of dead to 79 people in the large fire that engulfed the 27-floor Grenfell Tower in London. Tower blocks near Grenfell have no hot water, no gas.
“We know 130 people who are missing from Grenfell Tower. The small numbers reported in the media hurt” - local resident Amanda Fernandez pic.twitter.com/GU71SXmnfW— Victoria Derbyshire (@VictoriaLIVE) June 20, 2017
Firefighters had put out the initial fridge fire at Grenfell Tower and were leaving the building when the blaze suddenly flared up, it has emerged.
In the leaked letters, experts warn that those living in tower blocks like Grenfell Tower were "at risk".
The letters show experts have been worried about fire safety in tower blocks for years.
Following a fatal fire in Lakanal House in south London in 2009, a series of recommendations were made to keep people safe.
They were ignored. The government promised a review of fire regulations in 2013, but it still has not happened.
A residents action group added it had repeatedly warned Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO,) which manages the social housing block, and the council, which owns the building.
"As there are estimated to be another 4,000 older tower blocks in the UK, without automatic sprinkler protection, can we really afford to wait for another tragedy to occur before we amend this weakness?"
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