Grenfell

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Man becomes eleventh person jailed for Grenfell fraud

Man becomes eleventh person jailed for Grenfell fraud

Koffi Kouakou claimed to have been living on the 14th floor of the west London high-rise.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Government 'shamed' into funding flammable cladding removal, says Fire Brigades Union secretary

Government 'shamed' into funding flammable cladding removal, says Fire Brigades Union secretary

Government 'shamed' into funding flammable cladding removal, says FBU secretary

Demonstrators delivered an open letter to James Brokenshire demanding dangerous cladding was removed from buildings immedia

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

James Brokenshire's combustible cladding ban not good enough, says Fire Brigades Union

James Brokenshire's combustible cladding ban not good enough, says Fire Brigades Union

James Brokenshire's combustible cladding ban not good enough, says union

Housing secretary James Brokenshire announced in his speech at the Conservative Party conference that combustible cladding will be banned on certain buildings

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Former Kensington council worker who stole money from Grenfell fund jailed

Former Kensington council worker who stole money from Grenfell fund jailed

Former Kensington council worker who stole money from Grenfell fund jailed

Jenny McDonagh, who worked for Kensington and Chelsea Council and defrauded the Grenfell survivors' fund of thousands for herself, has been jailed for five years

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Nobody should have been allowed to live in Grenfell Tower, says Fire chief

Nobody should have been allowed to live in Grenfell Tower, says Fire chief

Nobody should have been allowed to live in Grenfell Tower, says Fire chief

The “horrendous” spread of the fire up Grenfell Tower meant no one should have lived in that building, a Senior Fire Commander has said.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Grenfell fraudsters: Who are the people who falsely profited from the tragedy?

Grenfell fraudsters: Who are the people who falsely profited from the tragedy?

Grenfell fraudsters: Who are the people who falsely profited from the tragedy?

As an eighth person pleads guilty to fraud related to the Grenfell Tower fire, these are the others who've been exposed

Grenfell fraudster who received over £80,000 worth of support pleads guilty

Grenfell fraudster who received over £80,000 worth of support pleads guilty

Grenfell fraudster who received over £80,000 worth of support pleads guilty

Abdelkarim Rekaya pretended to have been a victim of the Grenfell Tower fire

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Kensington and Chelsea Council apologises for asking resident to remove green Grenfell hearts from her home

Kensington and Chelsea Council apologises for asking resident to remove green Grenfell hearts from her home

Kensington Council apologises for asking resident to remove Grenfell hearts

Kensington and Chelsea have apologised to Sue Duggins for asking her to remove her green Grenfell hearts from her wall, after classing them as graffiti.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Woman receives hate mail slating Grenfell victims after displaying 'United for Grenfell' poster

Woman receives hate mail slating Grenfell victims after displaying 'United for Grenfell' poster

Woman receives hate mail for displaying 'United for Grenfell' poster

A woman in south east London has received hate mail slating the victims of Grenfell after displaying a poster in solidarity of those affected by the fire.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

News round-up: The week's top stories

News round-up: The week's top stories

News round-up: The week's top stories

In case you missed it, here's our guide to the top news stories over the last week.

Meghan's first solo project: supporting a Grenfell community cookbook

Meghan's first solo project: supporting a Grenfell community cookbook

Meghan's first solo project: supporting a Grenfell community cookbook

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has written the foreward for a new cookbook helping Grenfell survivors

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Grenfell community to decide long-term future of tower site

Grenfell community to decide long-term future of tower site

Survivors, the bereaved and local residents will decide "the most fitting and appropriate way" to memorialise the tragedy's 72 victims under the Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Cladding being removed from a London tower block

Landlords told to remove Grenfell-style cladding from buildings or face fines

Landlords told to remove Grenfell-style cladding from buildings or face fines

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has written to around 60 building owners setting out steps they must take to avoid fines.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

Mike Graham on Grenfell council fraud: ‘Some public bodies have less concern for budgets’

Mike Graham on Grenfell council fraud: ‘Some public bodies have less concern for budgets’

Mike Graham on Grenfell fraud: ‘Public bodies have less concern for budgets'

After former finance manager pleaded guilty to defrauding a Grenfell fund, Mike Graham has suggested hat public services may not be as concerned about their finances as the private sector

Friday, August 24, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018

Fraudster jailed for six years for pretending to be Grenfell victim

Fraudster jailed for six years for pretending to be Grenfell victim

Fraudster jailed for six years for pretending to be Grenfell victim

Derrick Peters pretended to have lived in Grenfell Tower to avoid being jailed for a burglary. He has been jailed for six years

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Kensington and Chelsea Council: 'No decision has been taken' on whether to sell Grenfell homes

Kensington and Chelsea Council: 'No decision has been taken' on whether to sell Grenfell homes

Kensington Council: 'No decision has been taken' on selling Grenfell homes

Inside Housing reported that the council were considering selling homes that did not meet Grenfell survivors' requirements, but the council says no decision has been made as yet

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Council reportedly considering selling housing bought for Grenfell survivors

Council reportedly considering selling housing bought for Grenfell survivors

Council reportedly considering selling housing bought for Grenfell survivors

Kensington and Chelsea Council is reportedly "reviewing" future use of housing intended for Grenfell survivors after some properties weren't suitable

Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Let’s use Grenfell site for safe social housing for all that need it, not a memorial’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Let’s use Grenfell site for safe social housing for all that need it, not a memorial’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Let’s use Grenfell site for safe social housing for all'

Labour Kensington and Chelsea councillor Robert Atkinson said it would be his “priority” to have social housing on the Grenfell site despite claims that local people do not want housing on the site.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Government to take control of Grenfell site after police investigation

Government to take control of Grenfell site after police investigation

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced it would take over legal responsibilities instead of Kensington and Chelsea Council

Monday, July 30, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Grenfell Tower to be handed back to council despite residents' concerns

Grenfell Tower to be handed back to council despite residents' concerns

Grenfell Tower to be handed back to council despite residents' concerns

The Grenfell Tower site will be transferred back to Kensington and Chelsea Council when forensic investigations conclude

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Police carry out interviews as part of Grenfell criminal investigation

Police carry out interviews as part of Grenfell criminal investigation

Police carry out interviews as part of Grenfell criminal investigation

The Metropolitan Police have carried out three interviews under caution and said the investigation has moved to a "new phase"

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Grenfell firefighter Michael Dowden made 'scapegoat' by inquiry, say supporters

Grenfell firefighter Michael Dowden made 'scapegoat' by inquiry, say supporters

Michael Dowden admitted to the inquiry that he did not check the building's cladding or declare a major incident when the fire reached the roof, but his supporters say the questioning places blame unfairly on him

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Grenfell Tower One Year On: watch talkRADIO's documentary

Grenfell Tower One Year On: watch talkRADIO's documentary

Grenfell Tower One Year On: watch talkRADIO's documentary

talkRADIO speaks to those affected, volunteers and officials about life one year on from the tragedy

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Exclusive: Deputy council leader Kim Taylor-Smith defends Grenfell rehousing efforts

Exclusive: Deputy council leader Kim Taylor-Smith defends Grenfell rehousing efforts

Exclusive: Council deputy Kim Taylor-Smith defends Grenfell rehousing efforts

Kim Taylor-Smith, who's in charge of the Grenfell rehousing efforts, says trauma has made choosing new homes difficult for survivors

Moroccan man who lost sister in Grenfell accuses Home Office of racial bias

Moroccan man who lost sister in Grenfell accuses Home Office of racial bias

Moroccan man who lost sister in Grenfell accuses Home Office of racial bias

Karim Khalloufi and his mother were not granted a visa in time by the Home Office to attend the opening weeks of the Inquiry to read a statement in honour of their relative Khadija.

Exclusive: Theresa May 'did not consult council before promising to rehome Grenfell victims in three weeks'

Exclusive: Theresa May 'did not consult council before promising to rehome Grenfell victims in three weeks'

Exclusive: PM 'didn't consult council on Grenfell three-week rehoming promise'

Labour councillor Robert Atkinson says the then-leader of the council said 'I don't know' when he asked how everyone would be rehomed within three weeks

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

43 Grenfell households remain in hotels, says Housing Secretary

43 Grenfell households remain in hotels, says Housing Secretary

Almost a year on from the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy 43 households remain in hotels.

George Galloway: Grenfell fire was a crime

George Galloway: Grenfell fire was a crime

As the year anniversary of the Grenfell fire tragedy approaches, talkRADIO's George Galloway reflects

Grenfell: £8 million NHS mental health response reached over 6,000 people

Grenfell: NHS figures estimate 1,694 people suffering with PTSD

Grenfell: NHS figures estimate 1,694 people suffering with PTSD

The NHS received £8 million in additional funding to reach as many as possible following the Grenfell Tower fire, and anticipates services will be needed 'for years'

Friday, June 8, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

Three men charged with £110,000 Grenfell benefit fraud

Three men charged with £110,000 Grenfell benefit fraud

The charges come following nine arrests made on Thursday.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Police investigating fire service over Grenfell 'stay-put' policy

Police investigating fire service over Grenfell 'stay-put' policy

The Metropolitan Police are probing the London Fire Brigade over their policy.

Nine arrested for Grenfell fraud

Nine arrested for Grenfell fraud

Eight men and one woman were arrested by Scotland Yard in a series of dawn raids on Thursday.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The lawyer representing Behailu Kebede, the occupant of the fourth-floor flat in which the Grenfell Tower fire started, says his client has suffered from trauma

Grenfell fire flat lawyer hits back at 'garbage' reports on his client

Grenfell fire flat lawyer hits back at 'garbage' reports on his client

The lawyer representing Behailu Kebede, the occupant of the fourth-floor flat in which the Grenfell Tower fire started, says his client has suffered from trauma

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Exclusive: London Review of Books used quotes without consent in Grenfell article, interviewee claims

Exclusive: London Review of Books used quotes without consent in Grenfell article, interviewee claims

Exclusive: Grenfell article 'used quotes without interviewee's consent'

Melanie Coles, a teacher who lives in the Grenfell Tower area, was interviewed for a piece about the Grenfell community and says recordings were posted without her consent. The LRB plans to publish a response in its next issue

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

Grenfell 'stay put' fire policy failed, report finds

Grenfell 'stay put' fire policy failed, report finds

Grenfell 'stay put' fire policy failed, report finds

Dr Barbara Lane also claimed that the key players involved in the 2016 refurbishment had not ascertained how the new cladding system would behave in a fire.

Grenfell inquiry to hear evidence on why deadly fire spread

Grenfell inquiry to hear evidence on why deadly fire spread

Expert reports detailing the cause of the inferno and why it spread so quickly are to be published as the inquiry hears an opening statement from its top lawyer.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

Fraudster jailed for claiming father died in Grenfell fire

Fraudster jailed for claiming father died in Grenfell fire

Mohammad Gamoota claimed his father died in the tragedy last year.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Pair facing jail after claiming £125,000 posing as Grenfell victims

Pair facing jail after claiming £125,000 posing as Grenfell victims

The pair, both 51, have pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud by false representation.

Grenfell inquiry unlikely to 'attach blame' to anyone, says journalist

Grenfell inquiry unlikely to 'attach blame' to anyone, says journalist

Tributes to victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were heard over the first week-and-a-half of the enquiry, but some doubt whether the role companies and individuals played will be fully examined

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

72-second silence held to honour Grenfell victims as inquiry begins

72-second silence held to honour Grenfell victims as inquiry begins

It marked the beginning of two weeks of poignant tributes from family and friends as the first phase of the public inquiry gets under way.

Grenfell inquiry to open with victim tributes

Grenfell inquiry to open with victim tributes

Almost one year on, bereaved family and friends will join together and paint a picture of the loved ones they lost in front of the retired judge chairing the probe, Sir Martin Moore-Bick.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Grenfell report calls for 'culture change' on fire safety

Grenfell report calls for 'culture change' on fire safety

The report was published by Dame Judith Hackitt on Thursday.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Sajid Javid, the new Home Secretary

Sajid Javid: the man behind the headlines

Sajid Javid: the man behind the headlines

What you need to know about the new Home Secretary

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Msokeri claimed to have lost her husband at Grenfell - even though she isn't married

Grenfell Tower 'survivor' Joyce Msokeri found guilty of fraud

Grenfell Tower 'survivor' Joyce Msokeri found guilty of fraud

Msokeri posed as survivor and invented a dead husband to boost her claim

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The tower caught fire in mid-June

'Fake Grenfell Tower survivor' thought she was untouchable, court hears

'Fake Grenfell Tower survivor' thought she was untouchable, court hears

Joyce Msokeri stands accused of fabricating family loss to claim food, clothing and room at Hilton

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

'Parallels between Hillsborough and Grenfell show history could repeat itself', says Mayor Andy Burnham

'Parallels between Hillsborough and Grenfell show history could repeat itself,' says Mayor Andy Burnham

'Parallels between Hillsborough and Grenfell show history could repeat itself'

Rapper Stormzy used his performance at The Brits to criticise Theresa May over her response to the Grenfell Tower fire

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Grenfell Tower: 'Government ducked creating good building regulation system for years'

Grenfell Tower: 'Government wasted opportunity to make tower block cladding safe for years'

'Government wasted opportunity to make tower block cladding safe for years'

Social housing commentator Phil Morgan says the issue of fire safety at tower blocks will take a long time to resolve

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Joe Delaney gave a passionate interview to talkRADIO today

Grenfell Tower: Displaced resident Joe Delaney says he's 'not been offered a thing' and reports that people are turning down luxury housing are nonsense

Grenfell Tower: Resident Joe Delaney says he's 'not been offered a thing'

Delaney says housing is the biggest problem facing Grenfell survivors and said council should 'correct the narrative'

Corbyn has been consistently praised for his handling of the Grenfell disaster

Jeremy Corbyn and Labour accused of hijacking Grenfell Tower tragedy after Tory councillors 'told to stay away'

Jeremy Corbyn and Labour accused of hijacking Grenfell Tower tragedy

Corbyn widely praised for handling of Grenfell tragedy but faces backlash from some critics

Grenfell Tower memorial service at St Paul's cathedral 'an opportunity for healing and truth', says bereaved relative

Grenfell Tower memorial service at St Paul's cathedral 'an opportunity for healing and truth', says bereaved relative

Grenfell Tower memorial service 'an opportunity for healing and truth'

Clarrie Meny, who lost two family members in the blaze, said there would be a lot of expectation for the service at St Paul's Cathedral

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Professionals express fear over Grenfell Tower survivors' mental health during holiday period

Professionals express fear over Grenfell Tower survivors' mental health during holiday period

Professionals express fear over Grenfell Tower survivors' mental health

The Central and North West London NHS Trust reports it has seen more than 1,800 people enter its programme for post-traumatic stress disorder since the tower fire

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

'Theresa May shouldn't have promised to rehouse Grenfell survivors in three weeks', says Kensington and Chelsea Labour Councillor

'Theresa May shouldn't have promised to rehouse Grenfell survivors in three weeks', says Kensington and Chelsea Labour Councillor

'Theresa May shouldn't have made three-week Grenfell rehousing promise'

Robert Atkinson spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer amid reports of 103 households still needing proper accommodation six months after the tragedy

'Government is failing Grenfell Tower fire survivors', says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

'Government is failing Grenfell Tower fire survivors', says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

'Government is failing Grenfell Tower fire survivors', says Jeremy Corbyn

The Labour leader released a statement to condemn the Tories for the pace at which they are rehousing victims of the disaster

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Grenfell Tower: Adele backs petition to make fire inquiry panel-led

Grenfell Tower: Adele backs petition to make fire inquiry panel-led

Adele backs petition to make Grenfell Tower fire inquiry panel-led

The singer posted her support on her personal Twitter page

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Emma Dent Coad blasts Government over Grenfell Tower failings

Labour MP Emma Dent Coad blasts Government over Grenfell Tower failings

Emma Dent Coad blasts Government over Grenfell Tower failings

The Labour MP for Kensington attacked the Tories in Parliament, saying 'Grenfell Britain' was their only legacy

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