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Lewis Hamilton’s F1 team under pressure to scrap Grenfell cladding firm deal

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Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes Formula One team is facing growing pressure to scrap a sponsorship deal with a firm that made combustible insulation on Grenfell Tower, after the government threatened to change advertising r...

Grenfell Tower: Gove joins condemnation of Lewis Hamilton F1 deal

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Anger at Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One car being sponsored by a firm that made combustible insulation used on Grenfell Tower has intensified after a cabinet minister demanded a U-turn by Mercedes. Michael Gove, the sec...

Grenfell inquiry: fire chief admits brigade part of ‘institutional failure’

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The London fire brigade was part of “the most appalling example of institutional failure … in recent British history” at Grenfell Tower, the organisation’s current leader has admitted. Andy Roe, the London fire commis...

Grenfell inquiry: fire chief warned ministers of high-rise faults before fire

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The London fire brigade (LFB) commissioner warned ministers about fire risks to high-rise buildings months before the Grenfell Tower disaster, and said residents were being placed at “significant risk” of fires spread...

Michael Gove ‘open’ to keeping Grenfell Tower as a memorial

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Michael Gove has signalled he will explore “retention” options to preserve Grenfell Tower as a memorial to the 72 people killed in the 2017 fire, a move that has been welcomed by relatives of the dead. The new housing...

Grenfell: Value Engineering review – gruelling, unfinished tragedy

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Grenfell Tower housed many of the “have-nots” in a borough of great and conspicuous wealth, as we know from news analysis. The Tabernacle theatre, less than a mile away from the site of the fire in June 2017, sits squ...

UK product safety laws won’t prevent another Grenfell tragedy, report warns

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The UK’s product safety regime is not up to the job of preventing a tragedy such as the Grenfell Tower fire as shopping moves online and regulators take on new responsibilities following Brexit, MPs have warned. A thi...

Owners face new trap in their bid to sell flats hit by Grenfell cladding crisis

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Thousands of people are stuck in flats they cannot sell or remortgage despite government efforts to persuade banks to drop fire-safety cladding checks on low-rise buildings. The government announced in July that exter...

Grenfell inquiry: London fire brigade’s water ‘could have reached top floor’

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London fire brigade (LFB) did not know how to properly deploy water equipment that could have doused flames all the way to the top of Grenfell tower and potentially saved lives, the inquiry into the disaster has heard...

Grenfell survivors call for urgent ban on combustible building materials

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The bereaved and survivors of the Grenfell disaster have called for an urgent ban on the use of combustible materials in buildings after they said evidence at the public inquiry had revealed “fraud”, “cover-up” and “i...

Grenfell Tower set to be demolished over safety concerns

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Ministers are expected to announce this month that Grenfell Tower will be demolished because of safety concerns, more than four years since the fire that killed 72 people. Robert Jenrick, the housing secretary, has be...

Milan mayor likens tower block fire to Grenfell disaster

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The mayor of Milan has compared a fire that ripped through a 20-storey residential building on Sunday to the Grenfell Tower blaze in London that killed 72 people four years ago. The fire, which started on the upper fl...

Man who filmed Grenfell Tower model on bonfire faces retrial

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A man who filmed a video of a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower being burned on a bonfire will face a second trial, the high court has ruled. Paul Bussetti was accused of sending a “grossly offensive” video on WhatsAp...

US judge allows lawsuit against Grenfell Tower cladding firm

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US shareholders in Grenfell Tower cladding firm Arconic can proceed with a lawsuit against the company, a court has ruled, after witnesses said managers knew the cladding performed badly in fire safety tests but was b...

Grenfell bereaved and survivors bring multimillion pound case to high court

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More than 800 bereaved and survivors from Grenfell Tower and 102 firefighters are seeking up to tens of millions of pounds in compensation from organisations involved in the disastrous refurbishment in a case that rea...

‘It’s a powerful allegory’: Grenfell inquiry gets verbatim theatre treatment

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The scandal and tragedy of Grenfell Tower, the deadliest fire in a residential building in Britain since the blitz, is to be played out on a theatre stage in a work that its writer believes is a damning allegory of co...

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