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Grenfell Fire

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Flammable insulation was used in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower under an outdated safety test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.

Grenfell firms try to avoid justice during blaze inquiry

23 October 2020
Landlords for the Grenfell tower have unveiled shocking revelations at the inquiry into the blaze. Their evidence shows that at every turn profit was prioritised over safety.

Grenfell inquiry hear details of cost cutting and incompetence that led to tragedy

23 September 2020
The project manager responsible for overseeing work on Grenfell Tower’s cladding system didn’t properly understand safety warnings, an inquiry has heard.  

Tories’ failure to replace Grenfell-style cladding leaves people ‘living in fear’

16 September 2020
Dangerous cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower remains on hundreds of residential buildings

Tories vote against implementing Grenfell fire recommendations

08 September 2020
Measures included guidelines for carrying out evacuations of high-rise buildings and regular fire door checks

‘Race and class’ at the heart of disaster

28 July 2020
The families of those who died in the Grenfell fire and campaigners are calling for a separate investigation into the role of both race and class in their deaths. 

Letters - ‘Kickstart’ program will give bosses opportunity to exploit

23 July 2020
Measures announced in Rishi Sunak’s mini-budget supposedly to help workers have been welcomed by the TUC.

Grenfell dangers were ignored, inquiry hears

14 July 2020
Fire safety concerns relating to Grenfell Tower were ignored, an inquiry into the 2017 fire has heard.

Grenfell survivors shut out of inquiry as cladding bosses testify

07 July 2020
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are furious at being kept out of the public inquiry as those responsible for installing flammable cladding testify this week.

Three years after Grenfell and people's homes are still not safe

19 June 2020
Three years on from the Grenfell Tower catastrophe, people are still living in hundreds of buildings that haven’t been stripped of dangerous cladding.

New ruling protects firms at Grenfell inquiry

02 June 2020
Companies’ words to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry can’t be used as evidence against them, the government’s top lawyer has said. 

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