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Grenfell firefighter 'took impossible decision' for distressed father

A fire officer recalled advising a father trying to escape Grenfell Tower to turn back and search for his children in the smoke-logged stairwell, despite fearing that he would not survive.<p>Jason Oliff, station manager at Chiswick and Feltham north-west area, told the public inquiry into the blaze of …

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Arconic May Rise on Speculation Over PE Buyout Following Report

Arconic Inc., the aeronautics parts-maker that split with Alcoa Corp., is poised to rise on speculation that it could be taken over by a …

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Arconic Surges Amid Takeover Talk, Largest Boeing Supply Deal Ever

<b>Arconic</b> (ARNC) signed its largest supply contract ever with longtime partner <b>Boeing</b> (BA), after news that the performance materials company is a …

Business

In Brutal Presence: Documenting the Impact of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy

<i>Just over a year ago, on June 14, 2017, a 24-storey block of public housing flats in West London’s North Kensington district caught fire, resulting in the tragic death of 74 victims while over 70 others were injured. The name of the building, Grenfell Tower, is now the identifier synonymous with</i> …

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Couple jailed for posing as Grenfell victims to claim £125,000 in 'parasitic fraud in the wake of a catastrophe'

Two illegal immigrants who claimed more than £100,000 of support meant for Grenfell Tower fire survivors in a "parasitic fraud" have been …

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<i>Criminals must feel the force of the law, but we also need to deal with the underlying issues</i><p>Part of growing up is embracing responsibility and understanding the consequences of our actions. For most of us, this feeling of responsibility derives from acquiring a stake in society. For some young men …

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Arconic Draws Interest From Buyout Firms

Aerospace-parts maker Arconic Inc. is the subject of takeover interest from private-equity firms, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The company has received expressions of interest from buyout firms including Apollo Global Management LLC, the people said.<p>A takeover of Arconic would be a …

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Fire chief abandoned Grenfell 'stay put' advice ten minutes after hearing pleas for help

A fire control room manager on the night of the Grenfell Tower blaze ordered "stay put" advice to be abandoned after just ten minutes of hearing frantic phone calls from residents, an inquiry heard.<p>Joanne Smith said that soon after reporting for duty she became "increasingly uncomfortable" that …

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Cladding replaced on Newtown tower blocks in Chester

Council blocks in Ellesmere Port now have 100% sprinkler coverage

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Grenfell inquiry: No evacuation advice offered by 999 operator

<b>A 999 operator told a resident of the Grenfell Tower that she could not advise her on whether to leave her 22nd floor flat during last year's fire.</b><p>Naomi Li did manage to escape through thick smoke. However, her neighbours - three adults and three children - died.<p>London Fire Brigade manager Jo Smith …

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THE Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub is expected to cost Warrington Borough Council an extra £1.8 million following work to clear asbestos from the …

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How The Duchess of Cambridge and The Queen paid sartorial tribute to the RAF

The Royal family marked the centenary of the Royal Air Force on Tuesday, attending a service at Westminster Abbey and watching a flypast of 100 RAF aircrafts over Buckingham Palace. But as well as coming out in force for the event, the royal women paid tribute with their wardrobe choices.<p>Among …

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Stormzy honoured Grenfell Tower victims at his Wireless performance this weekend

During his headline set at Wireless Festival on July 7, Stormzy once again proved he is not afraid to air his views on the Grenfell tragedy and …

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Grenfell call handler feared people were trapped on every floor

A control room operator feared there would be people trapped on every floor of Grenfell Tower as she passed information to fire crews after being inundated with 999 calls.<p>On Tuesday, transcripts of some of the first exchanges between the control room taking emergency calls from trapped residents …

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Children of Grenfell victim refused visa extensions for inquiry

Our priority has been to ensure the survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy receive the support they need' Home Office spokesperson<p>The Home Office has failed to grant visa extensions to allow the children of a victim of the Grenfell Tower fire to allow them to attend the public inquiry into the …

Black Voters

Tory pledge to 'fix broken housing market' in tatters as Theresa May hires 8th minister in 8 years

Theresa May's pledge to "fix the broken housing market" lies in tatters after she left herself scrambling to find the eighth Tory housing minister in …

Great Britain

Stormzy attacks Theresa May and pays tribute to Grenfell during epic Wireless headline set

He also has faith that it's coming home...<p>Stormzy paid tribute to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire and took aim at Theresa May during his …

Celebrity (UK)

Residents of two Manchester tower blocks may be forced to pay to replace deadly Grenfell-style cladding

Residents of two apartment blocks in Manchester could have their rent increased to pay for the bill to replace Grenfell Tower-style cladding.<p>More …

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Roger Waters review: Political Waters stirred up a spectacular Hyde Park show | London Evening Standard

In a Hyde Park weekend that also included sets from rarely understated The Cure and Eric Clapton, there was the uncommon sight of a man for whom the …

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No story too small: how the Wotton Times is reviving local media with newt exclusives

With the increasing digitisation of news and the ubiquity of social media, it has been a tough time for local newspapers. However, in a collection of Gloucestershire villages, print news is undergoing a vibrant revival. Simon Hacker, 54, and Matt Bigwood, 50, two journalists who were worried about …

Media Industry

You can take a Beyoncé and Jay-Z inspired tour of The Louvre now

The Carters visited the French museum in the video for 'APESHIT.'<p>A tour inspired by Beyoncé and Jay-Z has been introduced to The Louvre.<p>The Carters …

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The week in radio and podcasts: PM; The Grenfell Tower Inquiry; The Home Babies

<b>PM</b> | BBC Radio 4<p><b>The Grenfell Tower Inquiry</b> | BBC Radio 4 PM podcast<p><b>The Home Babies</b> | BBC Radio 4 PM podcast<p>Eddie Mair is leaving <b>PM</b> and many will be bereft. Including my mum, who phones me to talk about it. I tell her that he’s starting a new show in September on LBC, but I wonder if she can be …

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Grenfell Tower: Evacuation would have been a 'catastrophe'

<b>Evacuating Grenfell Tower after fire had taken hold would have been a "huge catastrophe", an inquiry has heard.</b><p>Watch manager Brien O'Keeffe said the advice for residents to stay in their homes helped firefighters find them.<p>He told the public inquiry into the blaze on 14 June 2017 that he "wasn't in …

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Grieving Grenfell relatives could be forced to leave UK before end of inquiry

Grieving relatives of Grenfell victims could be forced to leave the UK before the inquiry into the blaze ends after the Home Office announced their …

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Grenfell community join Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters for “Another Brick In The Wall” in Hyde Park>

School children from the Grenfell community joined Pink Floyd man Roger Waters onstage at Hyde Park last night dressed in Guantanamo Bay prisoner …

Hyde Park

German activist demands ousting of Mears Group chairman | Financial Times

An activist investor has demanded the removal of Mears Group chairman Bob Holt as it called for an emergency general meeting at the social housing …

Social Housing

Grenfell firefighters ran out of the most basic equipment, inquiry hears

Fire commanders trying to rescue residents at Grenfell Tower ran out of firefighters in breathing apparatus and basic equipment, including hose nozzles and door-breaking gear, the inquiry into the disaster has heard.<p>Watch manager Brian O’Keefe said it was the most harrowing incident he had ever …

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Grenfell inquiry: Attempts to rescue residents 'hampered by equipment shortages'

Firefighters attempting to rescue residents trapped in Grenfell Tower ran out of basic equipment, an officer told the public inquiry into the …

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Prosecution of Al-Quds Day march leader blocked by Crown Prosecution Service

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has halted the prosecution of the host of last year’s Al-Quds Day march, who linked the Grenfell Tower disaster …

Jewish Culture

Stormzy Pauses Ibiza Festival Set to Enjoy World Cup Match

Hot take: Artists should be allowed to stop mid-performance to do anything they please. For Stormzy, that means taking a moment to catch some soccer …

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