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Grenfell Fire

Blame housing bosses not ­firefighters for Grenfell blaze

Blame housing bosses not ­firefighters for Grenfell blaze As the Grenfell inquiry continues, the fire service is once again facing scrutiny. Isabel Ringrose says that anger must be directed to those at the top

Caught on film—the neglect that caused the Grenfell fire

Caught on film—the neglect that caused the Grenfell fire This powerful new documentary captures Grenfell residents’ safety battles—and how they were ignored with catastrophic results

Grenfell Tower—four years, still no justice

Grenfell Tower—four years, still no justice The fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Fire that killed 72 people on 14 June 2017 saw commemorations on Monday despite the Covid-19 restrictions.

Cladding protests target developers + No to Silvertown tunnel

Cladding protests target developers  + No to Silvertown tunnel Thousands of flat owners and housing activists protested last Saturday across Britain over the cladding and fire safety scandal.

End to the eviction ban will mean more misery

End to the eviction ban will mean more misery The ban on home evictions was set to be lifted in England on Tuesday, with hundreds of thousands of people facing the threat of homelessness.

Tory councillor’s Grenfell cladding concern was its ‘champagne’ colour

Tory councillor’s Grenfell cladding concern was its ‘champagne’ colour A Tory councillor overseeing the Grenfell Tower refurbishment waded into a debate about switching to cheaper, combustible cladding only to say he didn’t like a “champagne” colour.

Fire sweeps 19-storey building with cladding similar to Grenfell

07 May 2021
Parts of the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of the high-rise in east London were ablaze on Friday

Grenfell survivors’ anger as they say authorities have tried to shift blame

29 April 2021
Grenfell Community Campaigners protested on Wednesday outside the inquiry into the fire that killed 72 people in 2017.

Grenfell inquiry hears from residents who raised the alarm

20 April 2021
People living in Grenfell Tower were labelled “rebel residents” for raising safety concerns before the 2017 fire that killed 72 people.

Grenfell campaigners protest as inquiry questions council and housing bosses

31 March 2021
Grenfell campaigners protested outside the public inquiry into the west London tower bloc fire as it moved to question council and housing bosses this week.

Thin cladding used on Grenfell passed test

01 March 2021
A person responsible for testing the cladding used on Grenfell Tower said he was “not aware” of a weakness in the panels

Tories show contempt for tenants as Grenfell inquiry reopens

11 February 2021
In the same week that the Grenfell Tower inquiry restarted, the Tories have promised an extra £3.5 billion to remove unsafe cladding from England’s high rise buildings.

Action over Grenfell materials is too little, too late

21 January 2021
The government has announced a new regulator for construction products following evidence at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry—but campaigners say it’s not nearly enough.

Fat cat corporations not even paying the minimum wage

04 January 2021
Corporate giants and firms owned by billionaires have been exposed as not even paying their workers the minimum wage.

‘It’s important they know we won’t go away’—Grenfell activists speak out at Downing Street

15 December 2020
Monday marked three and a half years since the Grenfell Tower fire. A speak out took place outside Downing Street to remember the 72 victims.

Kensington and Chelsea—a tale of two cities

12 December 2020
In west London, people in poverty live side by side with some of the richest families in Britain. Isabel Ringrose looks at the lives of all the residents living in the shadow of Grenfell Tower

Makers of insulation used on Grenfell knew it was unsafe

07 December 2020
Flammable insulation was used in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower under an outdated safety test

Grenfell cladding firm was ‘dishonest’ inquiry is told

24 November 2020
Former employees at building cladding firm Celotex have admitted the company “manipulated” test results to compete with market rivals.

Battered and betrayed but still fighting back - Grenfell activists speak out

14 November 2020
As the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire continues, many of those struggling as a result of the fire are being sidelined.

Grenfell inquiry hears of distorted tests as key firm refuses to testify

07 November 2020
The Grenfell Tower Inquiry heard further evidence this week that profit and commercial priorities were more important than safety.

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