Grenfell Tower Fire

A blaze at an east London towerblock has fuelled more anger over the years-long scandal.
Ministry of housing said taxpayers' money would be clawed back from those at fault. That appears easier said than done.
Boris Johnson facing another Tory rebellion after peers launch fresh bid to ensure flat owners do not have to pay for fire safety work.
Tory MPs and Labour vent fury at Robert Jenrick as thousands face huge bill for fire-safety improvements in wake of the Grenfell fire.
Leading rebel Stephen McPartland told HuffPost UK 38 Tories now back his amendment to ensure flat owners do not have to pay for fire safety work.
Anger as HuffPost UK finds 794 fire-risk buildings need "waking watches" – costing each flat owner up to £1,500 a month.
I'm trapped in an unsellable, uninsurable home, paying thousands to fix fire safety defects I played no part in creating.
Former Celotex employee claimed manufacturer committed a “fraud on the market” by falsely marketing the material as being safe.
With each passing year, it becomes clearer the system is stacked against us, writes Natasha Elcock.
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, the government vowed to remove dangerous cladding from high rise blocks by June 2020. They're only a third of the way there.
Keir Starmer calls vote a “shameful dereliction of duty” as Labour loses amendment that aimed to ensure government took up recommendations of the Grenfell Inquiry.
Ignored emails, architects who weren’t aware of rules and a general trend of passing the buck have so far been revealed in the second phase of the inquiry.
Post-Grenfell Building Safety Bill sees costs passed on to leaseholders rather than developers and building owners.
Security measures are much tougher than at a similar public inquiry where the majority of participants are white.
The hearings, which resume today, will have no space for bereaved, victims or relatives.
Damning report by the National Audit Office says plans by ministers have “lagged behind their own expectations”.
The Hello singer wrote on Instagram: "72 lives will be forever in our hearts."
Ed Daffarn almost died in the Grenfell fire. On the third anniversary of the disaster he says it is an "indictment of failure" that more has not been done.
The Grenfell fire is the most devastating residential fire in Britain since World War II. On June 14th, 72 people died in the 23 floor storey tower block, following a fire resulting from a faulty appliance. An inquiry into the many failings that led to the disaster was set up after the fire, with the first phase cataloguing a series of mistakes made by the London Fire Brigade. The second phase, due to look at the refurbishment and cladding used on Grenfell, has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.