Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Shows Tories Are 'Not Human Beings', Says Kensington Labour Activist

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Politics

The Tory Government are “not human beings” and “need to be removed” from office, a woman grief-stricken by the Grenfell Tower fire has said. ...

Grenfell Shows That London Needs Regulation - TfL Are Right To Ban Uber

Checan Laromani | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK
Checan Laromani

Uber makes billions of dollars a year in turnover. If it can't make a complete and genuine effort to change the way in which it does business than it is not a company which should have a presence on our streets and lives.

When Writing For Nothing Is Writing For Something: Stories For Homes

Jacqueline Ward | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK
Jacqueline Ward

This week will see the second volume of the charity anthology Stories for Homes released. It does pretty much what it says on the tin - or cover - tells stories about homes. Or, more importantly, housing poverty and homelessness.

Firefighters' Union Chief Threatens To Boycott Grenfell Tower Inquiry

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Politics

The public inquiry into Grenfell Tower should be boycotted if firefighters and survivors deem it “a pointless stitch-up”, the boss of the Fire Bri...

The Grenfell Tower Tragedy Represents A Fork In The Road For Our Society

Chris Williamson | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Williamson

The blackened shell of Grenfell Tower continues to cast a shadow over the capital and serves as both a traumatic symbol of the loss of life and a warning for the future. Like a giant tomb stone, the tower currently stands as an indictment to the danger of free market ideology and, if the event is to have any real political consequence, it should represent a fork in the road for society.

Sadiq Khan Demands Standing Ovation For London's Emergency Services

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Politics

Sadiq Khan demanded a standing ovation for emergency service workers today after “one of the darkest times in London’s recent history”. During ...

Agency Denied ‘Killer Cladding’ Affected Property Values Day After Grenfell Disaster

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK

A Government agency tried to deny a business rates rebate to a food factory with “killer cladding” the day after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it ha...

Just 3 out of 300 Labour conference fringe events devoted to Grenfell

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 23.09.2017 | UK Politics

A key Grenfell campaigner has voiced her anger after it emerged just three out of more than 300 events at the Labour Party conference have been devote...

Grenfell Survivors Accuse Authorities Of 'Serious Concerted Cover-Up' - 100 Days On

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK

One hundred days has done nothing to quell the anger felt by Grenfell Tower survivors who on Friday accused authorities of being engaged in a “serio...

Grenfell Tower Fire Criminal Probe To Consider Individual Charges Of Manslaughter

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK

A police probe into the Grenfell Tower fire may consider individual as well as corporate manslaughter charges, Scotland Yard has confirmed. Detective...

Lily Allen Shares Fresh Concerns Over Grenfell Tower Inquiry Panel

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK Entertainment

Lily Allen has shared her thoughts on the Grenfell Tower inquiry, which began on Thursday (14 September), admitting concern over the “lack of divers...

The Waugh Zone Thursday September 14, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Politics

1. BLACK OPPS Oppositions have two main weapons: words and Parliamentary votes. Yesterday, Theresa May underlined how tenuous her majority really is...

Grenfell Survivors Claim Dozens Died Waiting For Helicopters That Never Came

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK

Grenfell survivors tell @Channel4News dozens died waiting for helicopters that never came— Graeme Demianyk (@GraemeDemian...

Key Grenfell Figures Fear Inquiry Will Mean Guilty Parties Get Away With It

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK

The inquiry into the Grenfell disaster must hold individuals to account and not hide behind broad phrases like “lessons have been learned”, key fi...

George Osborne Thinks Austerity Had Nothing To Do With The Grenfell Tower Fire

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Politics

George Osborne thinks the austerity he imposed on the UK had nothing to do with the Grenfell Tower fire, it has emerged. The David Cameron-era Chance...

Grenfell Lawyers Provide List Of 25 BME Experts To Sit On Inquiry Panel Over Diversity Concerns

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK

Lawyers representing victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster have handed the inquiry team a list of 25 experts from the BME community as ...

Security Around Grenfell Tower To Be Reviewed After Money Allegedly Stolen From Flat

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK

Security around Grenfell Tower is under review following reports that money was stolen from one of the abandoned flats. Police are investigating repor...

Experts Feared 'Broken' Fire Safety Laws Put Millions At Risk Even Before Grenfell Disaster

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.09.2017 | UK

Crucial fire safety tests are carried out on less than one-in-twenty at-risk buildings each year, HuffPost UK has learned as experts warn of a “brok...

Grenfell Tower Survivors Facing Mental Health Crisis After 'Initial Shock', Says MP

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Politics

Grenfell survivors face a mental health crisis as they struggle to cope with the enormity of the tragedy, MPs heard. Labour MP David Lammy said now t...

11 Brilliant Things That Happened At The Game4Grenfell Match Today

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK

Two cultures collided in the shadow of Grenfell Tower as stars from the worlds of showbiz and soccer teamed up to raise funds for people hit by the tr...

Grenfell Inferno Prompts Review Of Whether Building UK Regulations 'Fit For Purpose'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Politics

A “long overdue” fire and building safety rules review - ordered in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze - will explore whether there were “pote...

Tory-Voting Northerners Think Grenfell Fire Was Simply An 'Unfortunate Accident'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Politics

Northerners who vote Tory or UKIP view the Grenfell Tower fire as nothing more than an “unfortunate accident”, a super-poll found. The Hope Not H...

Neo-Liberal MPs Have Grenfell Victims' Blood On Their Hands, Says Labour Shadow Minister

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Politics

Politicians who back neo-liberalism have “blood on their hands” when it comes to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, a Labour shadow minister has declared...

Notting Hill Carnival Pays Emotional Tribute To Grenfell Tower Victims

HuffPost UK | George Bowden | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK

Revellers at this weekend’s Notting Hill Carnival have paid their respects to those killed in the nearby Grenfell Tower disaster. A large crowd, inc...

Is Notting Hill Carnival Treated Unfairly By The Press And Police?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.08.2017 | UK

The sensitivities around hosting the Notting Hill Carnival in the same borough as Grenfell Tower has dominated coverage in the lead-up to Saturday’s...