Grenfell Tower fire

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

'If lessons learned from Lakanal House fire were applied, Grenfell Tower fire may not have happened'

'If lessons learned from Lakanal House fire were applied, Grenfell Tower fire may not have happened'

'Grenfell fire may not have happened if lessons had been learned from Lakanal'

Baroness Jenny Jones says the Government needs to impose new building regulations covering various equipment and cladding

9/11 experts drafted to assist Grenfell Tower investigation

9/11 experts drafted in to assist Grenfell Tower investigation

9/11 experts drafted in to assist Grenfell Tower investigation

Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey said the 'extraordinary size' of the crime scene had required the extra recruitment

George Galloway: 'Council who presided over Grenfell tower fiasco can't continue to govern'

George Galloway: 'Council who presided over Grenfell Tower fiasco must be booted out'

Galloway: 'Council who presided over Grenfell fiasco must be kicked out'

Our host discussed the public meeting where Kensington and Chelsea Council elected a new leader on Wednesday

Grenfell Tower: 'Elizabeth Campbell and Conservatives don't understand what victims have gone through'

Grenfell Tower: The council acts like a property company, says Labour member

Grenfell Tower: The council acts like a property company, says Labour member

Labour councillor Pat Mason says residents are angry and distressed and shouldn't have had to search for services after the fire

Grenfell Tower: new council leader gets heckled during public meeting

Grenfell Tower: new council leader gets heckled during public meeting

Grenfell Tower: new council leader gets heckled during public meeting

Elizabeth Campbell was elected to the position of Kensington and Chelsea Council Leader at the meeting

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Inquiry hears Grenfell Tower style fire could take place in Australia in matter of time

Australian inquiry hears Grenfell Tower-style disaster is just a matter of time

Australian inquiry hears Grenfell Tower-style disaster is just a matter of time

An Australian Senate inquiry is looking at the use of non-conforming building materials and has heard thousands of buildings are at risk

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

'Grenfell Tower meeting was completely shambolic as those in charge couldn't run it', says Labour councillor

'Grenfell Tower meeting was completely shambolic as those in charge couldn't run it', says Labour councillor

'Grenfell Tower meeting was completely shambolic due to those in charge'

Labour councillor Pat Mason says Grenfell Tower residents are angry and they want straight answers

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New Kensington and Chelsea council chief admits she hasn't visited council tower blocks before -  done but needs storify

Grenfell Tower: New council chief Elizabeth Campbell criticised for admitting she hasn't visited tower block

New Grenfell Tower council chief criticised for tower block admission

Elizabeth Campbell says she is going to visit Grenfell Tower and promises to build more council housing

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Grenfell Tower: Police reveal a victim had spoken to 999 for 55 minutes

Grenfell Tower victim was on 999 call for 55 minutes, police reveal

Grenfell Tower victim was on 999 call for 55 minutes, police reveal

Scotland Yard gave an update of the tower fire investigation on Monday

Camden Market fire: outbreak under control following overnight firefighter efforts

Camden Market fire: Outbreak under control following overnight firefighter efforts

Camden Market fire under control following overnight firefighter efforts

70 firefighters and a fleet of 10 fire engines were deployed to the scene after the blaze broke out in a building within the market on Sunday night

Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Grenfell Tower: 'Sir Martin Moore-Bick has tarred us all with the same brush', says local resident

Grenfell Tower evacuee: 'People will withhold evidence if they don't trust Sir Martin Moore-Bick'

Grenfell evacuee: 'People will withhold evidence if they don't trust the chair'

Local resident Joe Delaney says the Grenfell Tower inquiry chair 'couldn't talk himself out of a pair on underpants at a sex party'

Grenfell Tower: 'The inquiry must move at a pace the survivors can cope with', says Labour councillor

Grenfell Tower: 'The inquiry must move at a pace the survivors can cope with', says Labour councillor

Grenfell Tower: 'The inquiry must move at a pace the survivors can cope with'

Labour councillor Robert Atkinson says there is a lot of misinformation about the nature of people who lived in the tower

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Grenfell Tower: 'The community must stick together and stay away from aggression', says local resident

Grenfell Tower: 'The community must not resort to aggression', says local resident

Grenfell Tower community must not stoop to aggression, says local resident

Local resident Tdjan says the community needs to channel peace and love

'The impact of Jeremy Corbyn in the election has made people turn away from Thatcherite and Blairite nonsense', says Ken Livingstone

Thatcher and Blair sowed the seeds of Grenfell Tower tragedy, says Ken Livingstone

Thatched sowed the seeds of Grenfell, says Ken Livingstone

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone believes the last 40 years have been ludicrous as the idea of deregulating businesses does not leave people better off

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

'Grenfell Tower victims don't trust authorities and won't listen to them no matter what they say', says councillor

Grenfell Tower: If Theresa May can find £1bn for the DUP why can't she sort the Grenfell Tower mess, asks local councillor

If Theresa May can find £1bn for the DUP why can't she sort the Grenfell mess?'

Councillor Pat Mason says it's impossible to imagine how angry bereaved victims are

Coroner says scenes inside Grenfell Tower are apocalyptic

Coroner says scenes inside Grenfell Tower are apocalyptic

Coroner says scenes inside Grenfell Tower are apocalyptic

A meeting was held with coroner Fiona Wilcox and the Met Police Commander Stuart Cundy about the Grenfell Tower fire

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Grenfell Tower: 'Kensington and Chelsea was controlled by rich people, as the poor are less likely to vote', says George Galloway

Grenfell Tower tragedy occurred because rich councillors viewed poor people as eyesore: George Galloway

Grenfell occurred because the poor were viewed as an eyesore: George Galloway

George Galloway says many thought tower blocks were an eyesore, which is why cladding was added to them

Julia Hartley-Brewer tells Grenfell Tower campaigner 'we all want justice... but stop demonising the Tories'

Julia Hartley-Brewer tells Grenfell Tower campaigner 'we all want justice... but stop demonising the Tories'

Julia tells Grenfell campaigner 'we all want justice, but stop bashing Tories'

Justice for Grenfell campaigner Sue Caro believes the Grenfell Tower death toll is double that of the official figure

Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

George Galloway: 'MPs cheering the result of the public sector pay cap vote shows Great Britain is a laughing stock'

George Galloway: 'MPs cheering the result of the public sector pay cap vote shows Great Britain is a laughing stock'

George Galloway: 'Great Britain has been reduced to a laughing stock'

Georeg Galloway says cheering about keeping the public sector pay cap is more unkind than having voted against abolishing it

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Grenfell Tower: nearby resident says he lost his job due to the fire and the council has been 'absolutely rubbish'

Grenfell Tower: nearby resident says he lost his job due to the fire and the council has been 'absolutely rubbish'

Grenfell Tower: evacuated resident says he lost his job due to the fire

A man known as M claims many victims have been kicked out of hotels and have nowhere to stay

Fury as council cancels Grenfell Tower meeting after journalists were allowed in

Fury as council cancels Grenfell Tower meeting after journalists were allowed in

Fury as council cancels Grenfell Tower meeting after journalists were allowed in

Leader Nicholas Paget-Brown apologised for the authority's response to the tragedy before the meeting was cancelled

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

'Not knowing the full Grenfell Tower death toll is adding to grief, stress and strain of victims', says George Galloway

'Not knowing the full Grenfell Tower death toll is adding to grief, stress and strain of victims', says George Galloway

'Not knowing the full Grenfell Tower death toll is adding to victims' grief'

George Galloway says the length of time it is taking to reach a final Grenfell Tower fire death toll is also adding to anger

Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick to lead Grenfell Tower public inquiry

Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick to lead Grenfell Tower public inquiry

Retired judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick to lead Grenfell Tower public inquiry

Theresa May insists residents will have a say over the direction of the investigation

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

'Company provided cladding for Grenfell Tower knowing it was a fire risk', says journalist

'Company provided cladding for Grenfell Tower knowing it was a fire risk', says journalist

'Company provided cladding for Grenfell Tower knowing it was a fire risk'

Journalist Tom Bergin says the legality of the panels used on Grenfell Tower is not clear

Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

'Unhelpful and inappropriate' - Jim Fitzpatrick on John McDonnell's Grenfell Tower comment

'Unhelpful and inappropriate' - Jim Fitzpatrick MP on John McDonnell's Grenfell Tower comment

Jim Fitzpatrick MP calls John McDonnell's Grenfell Tower comment 'inappropriate'

The shadow chancellor said the victims of the tower fire had been 'murdered' by 'political decisions'

Grenfell Tower: '40 years of government cuts and reduced regulation have put people at risk', says Ken Livingstone

Grenfell Tower: '40 years of government cuts and reduced regulation have put people at risk', says Ken Livingstone

'40 years of government cuts have put people at risk', says Ken Livingstone

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone says we must find out how people were able to put up cladding on buildings like at Grenfell Tower

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Police confirm the cause of Grenfell Tower fire

Police confirm faulty fridge started Grenfell Tower fire

Police confirm faulty fridge started Grenfell Tower fire

At 79 people are confirmed dead or remain missing in the wake of the tower blaze last week

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Amnesty for illegal Grenfell Tower residents 'might lead to slippery slope' , says immigration lawyer Harjap Singh Bhangal

Amnesty for illegal Grenfell Tower residents 'might lead to slippery slope' , says immigration lawyer

Amnesty for illegal Grenfell Tower residents 'might lead to slippery slope'

Immigration lawyer Harjap Singh Bhangal spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about granting amnesty to illegal immigrants living in the tower

Immigration checks won't be done on Grenfell Tower fire victims, but cladding on some tower blocks is combustible

Grenfell Tower: UK councils estimate 600 high-rise buildings have similar cladding

Downing Street: 600 high-rise buildings have similar cladding to Grenfell Tower

The Prime Minster has said local authorities and fire services are in the process of ensuring tower blocks are safe

Grenfell Tower: Kensington and Chelsea Council Chief Executive resigns following criticism of response to the disaster

Grenfell Tower: Kensington council CEO quits after disaster response criticism

Grenfell Tower: Kensington council CEO quits after disaster response criticism

Nicholas Holgate has handed in his notice following criticism of the response to the disaster

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Theresa May apologises for failure of state and poor support for Grenfell Tower fire victims

Theresa May apologises for shambolic response to Grenfell Tower disaster

Theresa May apologises for shambolic response to Grenfell Tower disaster

Theresa May apologised whilst speaking at the House of Commons after the Queen's Speech

What is The Movement For Justice By Any Means Necessary?

Day of Rage: Who are the Movement for Justice?

Day of Rage: Who are the Movement for Justice?

The group organised the controversial Day of Rage protest in response to the Grenfell Tower fire on the same day as the State Opening of Parliament

'An amazing, emotional song' - Twitter praises Artists for Grenfell charity single

'An amazing, emotional song': Fans hail Artists for Grenfell charity single

'An amazing, emotional song': Fans hail Artists for Grenfell charity single

The Bridge Over Troubled Water cover has already reached the number one spot on iTunes

Grenfell Tower: 'Its not surprising that the Kensington and Chelsea council leader hasn't resigned, but now he has no power', Labour councillor

Grenfell Tower: Private developers are ready to offer displaced residents their properties, says Labour councillor

'Developers are ready to offer Grenfell Tower residents their properties'

The leader of the Kensington and Chelsea council had offered to resign over the Grenfell Tower fire, but councillors unanimously rejected his offer

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Grenfell Tower: holidays and trips organised for victims and emergency service workers

Grenfell Tower: Holidays and trips organised for victims and emergency service workers

Grenfell Tower: Holidays and trips organised for victims and emergency services

Two friends from Ilfracombe campaigned on Facebook for people to donate holidays to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire

'Theresa May is doomed', says George Galloway

'Theresa May is doomed', says George Galloway

'Theresa May is doomed', says George Galloway

Our host was speaking to a caller on his show when he delivered his verdict on the prime minister

Grenfell Tower: 'We don't need a public inquiry, we need charges', says George Galloway

Grenfell Tower: 'We don't need a public inquiry, we need charges', says George Galloway

'We don't need public inquiry, we need charges', says George Galloway

Our presenter was speaking to caller Ahmed about Grenfell Tower when he urged the authorities to prosecute for what he said was 'obvious criminal negligence'

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

George Galloway calls for Theresa May to resign and arrests to be made over Grenfell Tower fire

George Galloway calls for Theresa May to resign and arrests to be made over Grenfell Tower fire

George Galloway calls for Theresa May to resign over Grenfell Tower fire

George Galloway believes those responsible for the Grenfell Tower cladding should go to prison

Grenfell Tower: 'There should be a criminal and public inquiry where Theresa May doesn't dictate terms of reference', says lawyer

Grenfell Tower: 'There should be a criminal inquiry - and Theresa May shouldn't be allowed to shape it'

There should be a criminal inquiry into Grenfell Tower, says lawyer

Human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar says those affected by the fire would want the people responsible put behind bars

Women feared dead in Grenfell Tower tragedy 'were threatened with legal action after fire safety campaign'

Women feared dead in Grenfell Tower tragedy 'were threatened with legal action after fire safety campaign'

Grenfell Tower: Women feared dead 'were threatened after fire safety campaign'

Nadia Choucair and Mariem Elgwahry both allegedly received letters asking them to stop their fire safety campaign

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Is Jeremy Corbyn's call for empty homes owned by the rich in Kensington to be 'requisitioned' for Grenfell Tower residents possible?

Grenfell Tower: Is Jeremy Corbyn's demand for wealthy home seizures actually possible?

Grenfell Tower: Is Jeremy Corbyn's demand for wealthy home seizures possible?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn made the call on Friday morning but is this a viable solution to rehouse the Grenfell tower residents?

'Theresa May will be forced to visit Grenfell Tower again and talk to residents as her first visit was dreadful', says former Labour advisor

'Theresa May will be forced to visit Grenfell Tower again because her first visit was so bad', says former Labour advisor

'Theresa May will be forced to visit Grenfell Tower again and talk to residents'

Many were angered by Theresa May's visit to Grenfell Tower as she did not talk to the residents

Grenfell Tower: 'Alleged cladding was banned in the US over concerns of fire and smoke spread', says Times reporter

Grenfell Tower: 'Cladding reportedly used on building was banned in US over fire concerns'

'Cladding reportedly used on building was banned in US over fire concerns'

Sean O'Neill, Chief Reporter for the Times, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the type of cladding which reportedly covered the tower

Grenfell Tower: 'Inquiry should not allow those responsible to dictate agenda like Hillsborough', says inquest lawyer

Grenfell Tower investigators should ensure no repeat of Hillsborough cover-up, says lawyer who worked on soccer disaster case

'Grenfell Tower inquiry should learn from mistakes of Hillsborough probe'

James Saunders, an inquest lawyer who worked on the Hillsborough case, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the inquiry into the deaths caused by the fire

'Empty homes of the rich should be temporarily requisitioned for Grenfell Tower victims', says Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick

Grenfell Tower: Labour MP and former firefighter Jim Fitzpatrick backs Jeremy Corbyn's demand for home seizures

Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick backs Jeremy Corbyn's demand for home seizures

Jeremy Corbyn has called for houses not being used by the rich to be requisitioned for those left homeless after the Grenfell Tower fire

Jeremy Corbyn calls for empty homes owned by rich to be seized for Grenfell Tower residents

Jeremy Corbyn calls for rich people's empty homes to be seized for Grenfell Tower residents

Corbyn demands seizure of rich people's empty homes for Grenfell Tower residents

The Labour leader has said Kensington is a tale of two cities and one side is rich whereas the other is poor

Lily Allen dropped from BBC appearance after Grenfell Tower comments

Grenfell Tower: Lily Allen dropped from BBC after claiming death toll was being deliberately under-reported

Lily Allen dropped from BBC over Grenfell Tower death toll comments

The singer had said the media was playing down and government was trying to 'micro-manage' the tragedy in west London

'Answers have to come quicker than they are' - Linford Christie speaks to Sam Delaney about the Grenfell Tower tragedy

'Answers have to come quicker than they are' - Linford Christie speaks to Sam Delaney about the Grenfell Tower tragedy

Linford Christie speaks to Sam Delaney about the Grenfell Tower tragedy

The Olympic gold medallist, who is from the area, spoke to our presenter as he broadcasted from the area around the tower block

Search for Grenfell Tower victims continues as police fear death toll increasing

Search for Grenfell Tower victims continues as police fear death toll increasing

Search for Grenfell Tower victims continues as police fear death toll increasing

Dozens are feared dead in the inferno, which ravaged the west London tower block on Wednesday morning

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

'The spirit of Londoners is what brought the community around Grenfell Tower together', says volunteer

Grenfell Tower: 'GCSE student escaped from 13th floor and sat exam in the same clothes'

'GCSE student escaped from 13th floor and sat exam in the same clothes'

A-Level student Rory Walsh helped survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire through the night, despite having an exam in the morning

'Adele can meet victims of Grenfell Tower, Theresa May can't' - Prime Minister criticised for visiting site of fire but not meeting residents

Grenfell Tower: Theresa May faces fury for declining to meet residents

Theresa May faces fury for declining to meet Grenfell Tower residents

The Prime Minister visited the site of the burnt tower block, but apparently did not meet the affected people for 'security reasons'

Grenfell Tower: 'The building melted in front of my eyes', says witness

Grenfell Tower: 'I saw 25 people die in front of my eyes', says witness

'I saw 25 people die in front of my eyes', says witness

Anne Johnson had only moved to the area a month ago and witnessed the deadly fire on the tower block

Grenfell Tower: anguished resident tells Paul Ross what she saw

Grenfell Tower: Sobbing resident tells horrific story of how neighbour lost his entire family

Sobbing resident tells horrific story of how neighbour lost his entire family

Agnes believes the final death toll will be far higher than 12

Second London fire breaks out in Walthamstow

New London fire breaks out in Walthamstow

New London fire breaks out in Walthamstow

The fire appears to have broken out on the high street near Lidl, and there are no reported casualties

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

'Firefighters were just as amazed as the public at the speed Grenfell Tower fire spread' says Fire Brigades Union

Grenfell Tower: Firefighters' union boss says 'this could take a week for us to sort out'

Firefighter boss says 'this could take a week for us to sort out'

Ian Leahair of the Fire Brigades Union believes rescue workers will have been as surprised as anyone at the speed of the fire

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