Grenfell Tower

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tories criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn’s Grenfell tribute tie

Tories criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn’s Grenfell tribute tie

Conservative MPs have been criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn's vivid green tie, which he wore in memory of the Grenfell fire victims.

Grenfell inquiry: Calls for national evacuation guidelines

Grenfell inquiry: Calls for national evacuation guidelines

An inquiry into the Grefell Tower blaze has resulted in 46 recommendations, some requiring "urgent action" by the government.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Soaring cladding bills 'shatter' tower block residents

Soaring cladding bills 'shatter' tower block residents

Residents of private tower blocks with flammable cladding have told talkRADIO they are facing rising costs to remove and replace it.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

Fire safety fears over building laws

Fire safety fears over building laws

The government has been urged to overhaul planning laws, after developers who used Grenfell-style cladding were given permission to build more housing.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Grenfell accused: Burning tower effigy a ‘joke’

Grenfell accused: Burning tower effigy a ‘joke’

The man who filmed a burning model of Grenfell Tower said it was a joke between friends, and was not at the expense of the victims.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Man appears in court for filming model Grenfell Tower on bonfire

Man appears in court for filming model Grenfell Tower on bonfire

Paul Bussetti, 46, denies the charges against him but admits filming the video in a "stupid moment."

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Government ‘still not doing enough’ about flammable cladding

Government ‘still not doing enough’ about flammable cladding

A new report has slammed the government's efforts to eliminate flammable cladding from buildings.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Grenfell justice 'could take twenty years'

Grenfell justice 'could take twenty years'

It could take another twenty years before anybody is held to account for the Grenfell Tower blaze, according to a chartered surveyor.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Council accused of ignoring Grenfell-style 'death trap'

Council accused of ignoring Grenfell-style 'death trap'

A council has been accused of doing nothing to make a Grenfell-style tower block safe in the fifteen months since it bought the building.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sadiq Khan aware of apartment 'issues' before Barking blaze

Sadiq Khan aware of apartment 'issues' before Barking blaze

Sadiq Khan has revealed the block of flats that were destroyed in a fire yesterday were already on City Hall’s radar before the blaze.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

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Grenfell Tower: Police conduct thirteen interviews under caution

Grenfell Tower: Police conduct thirteen interviews under caution

Thirteen interviews have been carried out under caution by detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire, police said.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

MP says councillors called Grenfell Tower area ‘little Africa’

MP says councillors called Grenfell Tower area ‘little Africa’

Council officials described the Grenfell Tower area as “full of people from the Tropics”, according to Labour MP Emma Dent Coad.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union

The Fire Brigade Union has said that Theresa May was “disgraceful” to mention Grenfell when she announced her resignation date on Friday.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Grenfell residents: 'Our skin has changed colour'

Grenfell residents: 'Our skin has changed colour'

Grenfell residents: 'Our skin has changed colour'

People living near Grenfell tower have told talkRADIO they have experienced cancer complications and breathing difficulties after the fire.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

City Gate

Adoption charity forced under after Grenfell cladding discovery

Adoption charity forced under after Grenfell cladding discovery

An adoption charity has been forced to close after its Manchester headquarters were discovered to have Grenfell-style cladding.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Ritu Saha

£200m 'will not go far enough' in fixing dangerous cladding

£200m 'will not go far enough' in fixing dangerous cladding

A tower block resident has warned that the £200m of government funding to replace combustible cladding is not enough.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Grenfell fraudster who claimed he did 'top secret' work jailed

Grenfell fraudster who claimed he did 'top secret' work jailed

Grenfell fraudster who claimed he did 'top secret' work jailed

A man who falsely claimed to have been a Grenfell Tower resident made homeless by the fire has been jailed for five years.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Grenfell Tower

Cancer-causing chemicals found by Grenfell Tower site

Cancer-causing chemicals found by Grenfell Tower site

Cancer-causing chemicals and other potentially harmful toxins have been found close to Grenfell Tower, according to analysis of debris and soil samples.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

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Two-year wait expected for Grenfell charges

Two-year wait expected for Grenfell charges

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have called a two-year wait for charges in the criminal investigation into the tragedy "frustrating and disheartening".

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Woman jailed over fraudulent Grenfell and terror attack insurance claims

Woman jailed over fraudulent Grenfell and terror attack insurance claims

Woman jailed over fraudulent Grenfell and terror attack insurance claims

A woman who made dozens of fraudulent insurance claims totalling nearly £180,000, including ones relating to the Grenfell Tower fire, Manchester bombing and Borough Market terrorist attack, has been jailed for three years.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thirteenth Grenfell fraudster pleads guilty

Thirteenth Grenfell fraudster pleads guilty

Thirteenth Grenfell fraudster pleads guilty

Sharife Elhouabi pretended to have lived on the 21st floor of Grenfell Tower in order to claim over £100,000 in assistance

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Five men questioned by police over 'offensive' Grenfell bonfire video

Five men questioned by police over 'offensive' Grenfell bonfire video

Five men are being questioned by police after they were arrested over a video showing a model of Grenfell Tower burning on a bonfire.

Grenfell Activist: Men responsible for Grenfell effigy should be ‘pilloried for the rest of their lives’

Grenfell Activist: Men responsible for tower effigy should be ‘pilloried for the rest of their lives’

Grenfell Activist: Those who burnt Grenfell effigy should be ‘pilloried'

Joe Delaney from the Grenfell Action Group has said that those responsible for burning an effigy of Grenfell Tower should be attacked and ridiculed “for the rest of their lives” but they should not face charges “unless a racial element is proven”.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

James Brokenshire urges people to stop sharing 'repugnant' Grenfell bonfire video

James Brokenshire urges people to stop sharing 'repugnant' Grenfell bonfire video

James Brokenshire: Stop sharing 'repugnant' Grenfell bonfire video

Housing secretary James Brokenshire has responded to a video circulating in which a group of people burn a model of Grenfell Tower

'Sickening' video of model Grenfell Tower being burned condemned by fire commissioner and survivors

'Sickening' video of model Grenfell Tower being burned condemned by survivors

A video clip appeared on social media of a model of Grenfell Tower being burned while those filming it laugh. Dany Cotton and Diane Abbott, as well as survivors' groups, condemned the incident

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

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 a thirteenth 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

Grenfell survivors could be at risk from asbestos poisoning, says coroner

Grenfell survivors could be at risk from asbestos poisoning, says coroner

Grenfell survivors could be at risk from asbestos poisoning, says coroner

The coroner leading the Grenfell Tower inquest has called on the NHS to set up a screening programme for those who were exposed to smoke and dust in the fire.

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

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.

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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Former Kensington council worker pleads guilty to defrauding Grenfell fund

Former Kensington council worker pleads guilty to defrauding Grenfell fund

Former Kensington council worker pleads guilty to defrauding Grenfell fund

Jenny McDonagh has admitted obtaining cash meant for survivors of the tragedy and victims' grieving family members.

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.

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

Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Firefighter who inspected Grenfell Tower admits he didn't look at cladding

Firefighter who inspected Grenfell Tower admits he didn't look at cladding

Firefighter who inspected Grenfell Tower admits he didn't look at cladding

Michael Dowden inspected the building in 2016 and told the inquiry he did not check the cladding or the evacuation procedure

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

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

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'

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Exclusive: Petition launched to ban combustible cladding after Grenfell

Exclusive: Petition launched to ban combustible cladding after Grenfell

Exclusive: Petition launched to ban combustible cladding after Grenfell

Architect and TV presenter George Clarke has launched a petition for the government to end the use of combustible material on homes and public buildings

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

Grenfell contractors accused of being 'inhumane' for inquiry silence

Grenfell contractors accused of being 'inhumane' for inquiry silence

Stephanie Barwise QC, representing survivors and the bereaved, claimed that Rydon, the main contractor, was being "disingenuous" about its involvement.

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.

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.

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