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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 mense. 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. Die vuur, 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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Meer as 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...

Grenfell smoke ventilation ‘woefully inadequate’, ondersoek vertel

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The smoke ventilation system at Grenfell Tower was “woefully inadequate”, breached building regulations and likely contributed to deaths, the inquiry into the disaster has heard. The network of ducts and vents was sup...

Grenfell landlord boss told colleague to ‘do nothing’ over fire safety fears

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The chief executive of Grenfell Tower’s landlord body told colleagues to ignore a resident who warned eight months before the fire that “only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our lan...

From Grenfell Tower to the Met police, shirking responsibility has become endemic

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Being accountable for one’s actions seems about as fashionable these days as a foreign holiday. It is telling that Dido Harding can oversee the debacle that was the test-and-trace programme and yet still be in the run...

Former Grenfell management chief ‘kept board in dark’ over safety issues

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The former boss of Grenfell Tower’s management body repeatedly failed to alert residents and councillors overseeing its work to serious fire safety issues and has admitted to “keeping the board in the dark”. Robert Bl...

CEO of Grenfell Tower landlord blames staff for outdated fire safety plan

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The chief executive of the landlord of Grenfell Tower has blamed his staff for allowing the block’s fire safety plan to become 15 years out of date so it failed to account for more than two dozen of the disabled peopl...

Grenfell survivors accuse government of fire safety ‘Russian roulette’

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Survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster have accused the government of playing “Russian roulette” by failing to fix hundreds of thousands of high-rise homes with similar fire safety defects. Before Monday’s fourth an...

Grenfell: councillor was told about cheaper cladding plan before fire

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Rock Feilding-Mellen, the Tory councillor in charge of the Grenfell Tower refurbishment, was informed of plans to save money by swapping zinc cladding for aluminium in 2014 but initially told police he only knew about...

Grenfell fire risk assessor added letters after his name, inquiry hears

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The fire risk assessor hired to check the safety of Grenfell Tower put letters after his name suggesting professional registrations that either did not exist or which he did not have, the inquiry into the disaster has...

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