Grenfell

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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The campaign is a response to the tragedy at Grenfell Tower

More success for Jeremy Corbyn as over 100,000 people sign post-Grenfell sprinkler petition

More success for Corbyn as over 100,000 sign post-Grenfell sprinkler petition

Petition delivered to Treasury just hours before Budget announced

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thousands of people seeking treatment for mental health issues after the fire

Grenfell Tower: Thousands of people seeking treatment for mental health issues after the fire

Thousands of people seeking treatment for mental health issues after Grenfell

The numbers of people affected by the tower fire are expected to be around roughly 11,000

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ligaya Moore has been identified as a victim of the Grenfell Tower fire

Ligaya Moore identified as victim of Grenfell Tower fire

Ligaya Moore identified as victim of Grenfell Tower fire

Moore's family release moving poem in her memory

Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Times reports coach with Chinese visitors stopped and took pictures at Grenfell Tower site

Chinese tourists stopped and took pictures at Grenfell Tower site - reports

Chinese tourists stopped and took pictures at Grenfell Tower site - reports

The Times is reporting a tour guide has been sent back to China and a bus driver suspended over the incident

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Kensington and Chelsea Council to end contract with Tenant Management Organisation after unanimous vote

Kensington and Chelsea Council to end contract with tenant management organisation after unanimous vote

Kensington and Chelsea Council to end contract with TMO after unanimous vote

25 resident associations took part in the vote held by the council

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stillborn baby Logan Gomes formally named as youngest Grenfell Tower victim

Stillborn baby Logan Gomes named as youngest Grenfell Tower victim

Baby was born hours after tragedy on June 14

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Grenfell Tower: Six-year-old Yaqub Hashim becomes fifth confirmed victim from same family

Six-year-old boy becomes fifth confirmed Grenfell victim from same family

Yaqub Hashim's parents and two siblings had already been confirmed dead

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Grenfell Tower investigation can consider individual as well as corporate manslaughter cases

Grenfell Tower investigation can consider individual manslaughter cases

Scotland Yard says inquiry's manslaughter probe can extend to individuals

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Grenfell Tower campaigns stand in front of the Grand Connaught Rooms as Sir Martin Moore-Bick speaks inside on the opening day of the inquiry into the disaster

Grenfell Tower neighbour says 'we are already disappointed by the inquiry'

Grenfell Tower neighbour says 'we are already disappointed by the inquiry'

Samia Badani says she and her fellow residents 'have suffered 20 years of neglect and we don't see a way out'.

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Sir Martin Moore-Bick reassures victims it will provide them with answers

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Sir Martin Moore-Bick reassures victims it will provide them with answers

Sir Martin Moore-Bick reassures victims Grenfell Tower inquiry will give answers

The retired judge chosen to head the probe by Theresa May gave a key address in central London on Thursday

'Unless inquiry produces fundamental change, there'll be another Grenfell', says North Kensington Labour councillor as inquiry opens

Unless Grenfell inquiry produces real change the tragedy will be repeated, says North Kensington Labour councillor

'Unless Grenfell inquiry produces real change the tragedy will be repeated'

Pat Mason, a Labour councillor in Kensington and Chelsea Council, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer as the inquiry into the tower fire opens

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

'Grenfell tragedy means sprinkler campaign will leap forward', says Jim Fitzpatrick MP

'Grenfell tragedy means sprinkler campaign will leap forward', says Jim Fitzpatrick MP

'Grenfell tragedy means sprinkler campaign will leap forward', says Labour MP

Jim Fitzpatrick, a former fireman who represents Poplar and Limehouse, backed the call to install sprinklers in high-rise flats ahead of the inquiry into the fire

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Charity says at least 20 survivors of Grenfell Tower have attempted suicide

At least 20 Grenfell Tower survivors have attempted suicide, claims charity

At least 20 Grenfell Tower survivors have attempted suicide, claims charity

The group Silence of Suicide claims the survivors have been struggling to cope in the wake of the disaster which killed at least 80 people

The Grenfell Tower disaster has prompted a number of fraudulent claims

Surrey woman Joyce Msokeri charged with fraud for posing as Grenfell Tower survivor

Surrey woman charged with Grenfell Tower fraud

Joyce Msokeri charged with six counts of fraud and will appear in court today (September 5)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Andy Sinton chatted to Sam Delaney on his show yesterday

Game for Grenfell: Former Tottenham and QPR star Andy Sinton previews the charity match

Former England footballer Andy Sinton previews Game for Grenfell

'90s football legend speaks to Sam Delaney about charity game for victims and survivors of Grenfell Tower disaster

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