Grenfell Tower

Chancellor help us pay for tower block sprinklers after Grenfell

Chancellor Philip Hammond should put up the £31 million Birmingham needs to fit fire safety sprinklers at its 213 tower blocks when he delivers his …

Sajid Javid

100,000 back Mirror's fight for sprinklers in tower blocks - as Jeremy Corbyn says 'not having them is unacceptable' - Mirror Online

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for sprinklers to be fitted in social housing tower blocks.<p>Labour Shadow Cabinet ministers …

Dany Cotton

Brexit costs could lead to more government outsourcing

After Brexit, the UK and devolved governments will need to carry out many of the functions that are currently the responsibility of Brussels. These …

Brexit

Budget 2017: Boles advice on building affordable homes

The chancellor should set up a Grenfell housing commission to build 50,000 affordable homes, and issue a Grenfell Bond to raise £50bn to pay for them, as a memorial to those killed in the west London tower block fire.<p>These are among the ideas from Conservative MP Nick Boles, along with new housing …

Housing

UK to have driverless cars by 2021 : govt

British finance minister Philip Hammond is to announce £75 million ($99 million, 84 million euros) funding for Artificial Intelligence and plans to …

Driverless Cars

Welcome to Tory Britain - where rich people live 22 years longer than poor people in Grenfell constituency.

On Thursday, after months of speculation, the Metropolitan Police released the official death toll for the Grenfell disaster, putting the total …

Sajid Javid

Life in the shadow of Grenfell: the tower next door

In June they woke to see Grenfell tower in flames. Now the people who live in the tower next door face an uncertain future of their own<p>default

Kings Cross fire: Thirty years on has anything really changed for our firefighters?

For ten years, Roger Kendall couldn’t go into the underground. He worked at a fire station in Soho, but would travel on foot or by motorbike - never on the Tube. For him, it hadn't felt safe since November 18, 1987, when, in the middle of rush hour, flames tore through the underground station at …

Dany Cotton

Shocking images show devastation caused by Kings’s Cross fire 30 year on

<b>Relatives of those killed in the King’s Cross fire have taken part in an emotional service to mark 30 years since the devastating blaze.</b><p>Survivors and …

London

Schoolboy organises charity tournament for Grenfell Tower victims

A schoolboy has organised a charity football and netball tournament to raise funds for victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.<p>Fred Young, a Year 6 pupil at St Stephen's CE Primary School in Hammersmith, is raising money for the British Red Cross’ London Fire Relief Fund.<p>The ten-year-old was …

British Red Cross

Kings Cross fire anniversary: It's been 30 years since the deadly fireball engulfed the Tube station

Spark, spill, candle, bonfire: no flame is too small to rage out of control. And in the entire litany of catastrophic blazes that have blighted …

London Fire Brigade

Grenfell community could take over Notting Hill police station if it closes

ES News Email<p>The community hit by the Grenfell Tower tragedy could take over Notting Hill police station if plans to close the base go ahead.<p>The Met …

North Kensington

Grenfell Tower fire tragedy survivors allowed to return to site to retrieve their belongings

More than 200,000 personal possessions have been salvaged from Grenfell Tower's wreckage during a poignant recovery process which reduced many …

Birmingham, UK

30 years since devastating fire at Kings Cross station

In a tragic coincidence, in the year the Grenfell Tower fire disaster happened, the country also marks the 30th anniversary of one of the worst fire …

Fire Safety

Police: 71 died in the Grenfell Tower fire

London's Metropolitan Police announced that 71 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire, including a stillborn baby. The criminal investigation is still ongoing. CNN's Erin McLaughlin has more.

Justice

Fears lessons of deadly 1987 King's Cross fire have been 'forgotten'

It is one of the busiest stations in Britain, a mass of people coming and going, and very few of them ever pause to look around them. To ponder their …

London

What is Blue Light Day? Twitter pays homage to emergency services today

Today is Blue Light Day and people have been paying tribute to the work done by the country’s emergency services.<p>#BlueLightDay is trending on Twitter …

Amazing

Early fears Grenfell Tower death roll higher than was being reported

In the days and weeks after the devastating fire ripped through Grenfell Tower, concerns were raised that the death toll was higher than was being …

Birmingham, UK

Politics quiz of the week: Brexit, Grenfell and smashed avocados

Appearing in this weeks quiz are Boris Johnson, universal credit and the question of whether fancy fruits are keeping young people off the housing ladder<p>The EU withdrawal bill continues to make its way through parliament, while Boris Johnson continues to make a variety of headlines as foreign …

Iain Duncan Smith

Council wants to install sprinklers in high-rises

Wigan Council wants to allay any remaining fears high-rise flat tenants have following the Grenfell Tower disaster by installing sprinklers.<p>The local …

Manchester

The Tories' housing policies will continue to be devastating unless Philip Hammond's Budget takes these steps

If the Government wants to use next week’s Autumn Budget to finally start addressing the country’s housing crisis then Philip Hammond’s reported …

Housing

Blue Light Day celebrates heroic emergency services in year hit by terror

<b>The people who run towards danger in an emergency to keep us safe are being celebrated today.</b><p>Blue Light Day is giving the public a chance to pay …

Khalid Masood

Why We'll Be Watching This Forthcoming Documentary About Grenfell

The Metropolitan Police have finally formally announced the death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire as 71.<p>The 24-story block in London was engulfed …

Grenfell Tower fire final death toll put at 71

The death toll includes a stillborn baby, delivered after the fire.<p>Police have confirmed that a total of 71 people are believed to have died at the …

Grenfell Tower fire death toll: The victims who died in the disaster

Police believe the final death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire is 71, including a stillborn baby.<p>The Press Association has identified 69 victims from …

Grenfell fire death toll rises as police give final figure

70 people have now been formally identified as having died as a result of the fire at Grenfell Tower in London last June.<p>A stillborn infant, Baby Logan, has also been recorded as a victim.<p>On Tuesday, the identities of the last two people were confirmed.<p>All those identified have been reported …

Grenfell Tower fire final death toll is 71, say London Police

The youngest victim was a premature baby who died at birth to a woman who was hospitalised with smoke injuries from the blaze.

The BME Lawyers Taking on the Government to Get Grenfell Justice

BME Lawyers for Grenfell are launching a crowd fund to challenge for representation on the inquiry into the fire.<p>In the months since the fire at Grenfell Tower, 39-year-old lawyer Attiq Malik has heard many stories from many residents - people who've lost family members, friends, their homes and …

Racism

Tories Must Stop Playing Politics With People's Lives

When is one life more important than another?<p>Or, to put more starkly, when is it permissible to risk people burning to death in their own homes, but …

Diane Abbott

Channel 4 News tells the story of Grenfell Tower residents using detailed interactive website

Channel 4 News has published an interactive website for the Grenfell Tower tragedy which aims to tell the story of what happened in each flat on …