Grenfell Tower

Terrorism, Tragedy And The National Mood: How United Are We?

Helen Johnston | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK
Helen Johnston

We might have different ideas of national identity and what it means to be British but when it comes to suffering, maybe it's just basic humanity which unites us, regardless of which flag we live under.

Why You Need To Check Out Authors For Grenfell Tower

Umairah Malik | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Umairah Malik

With so much up for grabs from the likes of Matt Haig, Holly Bourne, Malorie Blackman and other renowned writers, college application counselling, coaching sessions, original manuscripts, mentoring and more, this is a great opportunity to meet or receive something from one of your favourite writers whilst supporting an honourable cause in the process.

The Government Is In A Hole Over Housing - Time To Stop Digging

Martin Whitlock | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

As the fallout from the terrible fire at a tower block in North Kensington continues, it may still be months before we know the precise details of wha...

Schools And Hospitals Worried About Safety In Wake Of Grenfell Fire Urged To Carry Out Checks

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics

Schools and hospitals worried about fire risk in the wake of the Grenfell disaster are being urged to make use of the Government’s building material...

From Grenfell To Grenfell - An Umbilical Cord

Jonathan Romain | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK
Jonathan Romain

We too are called Grenfell. By which I mean Maidenhead Synagogue, which is situated at Grenfell Lodge. As a result, I have had numerous members asking the same question: what is our connection with the tower block that suffered that dreadful fire?

Sixty Tower Blocks Fail Fire Cladding Safety Tests After Grenfell Blaze

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK

Sixty high-rise buildings in 25 local authority areas have failed fire cladding safety tests, the Government has said. The announcement by the Departm...

John McDonnell Says Grenfell Tower Victims Were 'Murdered By Political Decisions'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK

The victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster were “murdered by political decisions” made by politicians over decades, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor J...

High-Rise Cladding Probe Worsens With 34 Buildings Failing Tests

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK

Some 34 high-rise buildings in 17 local authorities across the country have failed fire cladding safety tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the G...

Cladding Tests See 27 High-Rise Blocks Fail In 15 Council Areas

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK

Twenty seven high-rise residential blocks have failed fire safety checks due to the cladding used on them, the government has announced, in the wake o...

Chalcots Estate Residents Describe 'Unbelievable Nightmare' Evacuations

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK

Chalcots Estate residents have spoken of their anger, fear and confusion over the evacuation of their homes, with some saying they only found out by w...

Frankie Boyle Tells Owen Jones Grenfell Victims Were Treated As ‘Less Than Human’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK

Comic Frankie Boyle has weighed in on the Grenfell Tower tragedy, asking “to what extent is that an accident?” Speaking to political activist Owen...

Why I Know The Grenfell Tower Disaster Could Have Been Prevented

Grant Feller | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Grant Feller

Electric wiring open to the elements, broken fire extinguishers, insecure fire doors, lifts out of order, a lack of lighting that made crime more likely. Angry, exasperated and bewildered residents pleaded with me - me! - to help them do something about it because they knew that things were on a knife-edge unless more funds weren't spent on health and safety.

Hotpoint Issues Urgent Advice For Customers After Fridge Named As Source Of Grenfell Fire

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK

Fridge manufacturer Hotpoint has released urgent information for customers after one of their products was identified as the source of the Grenfell To...

Grenfell Tower - Neglect Of The Most Vulnerable

Fran Springfield | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Fran Springfield

I was woken on the morning of the Grenfell Tower fire by text alerts. My friends who lived there had escaped from their fifth floor flat. They were o...

The Waugh Zone Friday June 23, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. CITIZEN OF NOWHERE In case you missed it, today is the first anniversary of the UK’s historic referendum to quit the EU. As a weakened and woun...

No, 600 High Rises Don't Definitely Have Similar Cladding To Grenfell Tower

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK

Some 600 tower blocks in England are encased in cladding but not necessarily the same type of material as was installed on Grenfell Tower, Downing Str...

Grenfall Tower Tragedy

Lotifa Begum | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Lotifa Begum

I heard of one woman resident who miscarried due to the post trauma stress she experienced after the fire, which is absolutely heartbreaking. This tragedy has led to a great number of psychological issues and post trauma therapy is needed for families. As a British aid worker, I have been to the field in Bosnia, Bangladesh and other places, but I never thought I'd be responding to a national disaster of this scale and nature here in London in one of the most affluent boroughs in the UK.

After Grenfell, Tenants Must Take Control Of Their Housing

Andrew Pendleton | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Andrew Pendleton

The most uncomfortable truth lurking within this tragedy is that there is a stigma attached to people who live in social housing. Narrowly, this means that a discount is applied to their views when they are expressed to the relevant authorities. Broadly it also means that the lives and wellbeing of people who live in council blocks are seen as having less value than home owners.

David Lammy Demands Answers On Grenfell Fire Police Investigation

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics

Grenfell Tower families see the blaze “as a crime” and crave more information from power-holders about the police probe, David Lammy has said. In ...

Three Volunteers Explain Why They're Helping Victims Of The Grenfell Tower Fire

Sam Smith | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Sam Smith

The incredible generosity in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire has seen people from all walks of life volunteering to help. Three British Red Cross volunteers share their stories.

Theresa May Reveals Tests Show Other Towers 'Combustible' Following Grenfell Tower Fire

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has said tests on cladding on tower blocks following the Grenfell Tower fire have shown “a number” are “combustible”. Downing Stre...

Grenfell Tower: Survivors Still Being Found Homes A Week On, Confirms Downing Street

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics

Survivors of the Grenfell fire are still being found homes more than a week after the blaze ripped through the tower block, Downing Street announced t...

Grenfell Survivors Should Be Allowed To Remain in UK, Says London Mayor

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics

Immigrants who survived the Grenfell fire must be granted the right to remain in the UK on “compassionate grounds”, Sadiq Khan has said. The Londo...

PM Apologises For 'Failure Of The State' In Grenfell Tower Blaze Aftermath

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics

Prime Minister Theresa May has apologised to the survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster during a speech in the House of Commons. The Conservative l...

Grenfell Tower Residents To Be Rehoused In £1.6M Luxury Kensington Flats

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire will be relocated into a luxury apartment complex in Kensington, where prices start at £1,575,000. Residents cur...