North Kensington

Revealed: Rookie firefighter still on probation helped save the lives of at least three Grenfell residents as new report lays bare heroics of rescuers

• <b>Harry Bettinson, then 25, was pictured looking exhausted after the horrific blaze</b>• <b><br>Bettinson first helped safely escort Abraham Abebe down from the</b> …

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Latchford mum releases Grenfell-inspired charity single

A CHARITY single inspired by the Grenfell Tower tragedy has been released by Latchford musician Vicky Williams.<p>The song, entitled The Black Tower of …

Cheshire

The winners

Tonight was one of the biggest evenings in the education calendar: the <i>Tes</i> Schools Awards 2018.<p>The awards celebrate the extraordinary commitment, …

Education

Residents finally get the chance to speak about Grenfell at a Kensington and Chelsea council meeting

Following a 72-second silence in memory of the Grenfell Tower fire's victims, for the first time Kensington and Chelsea residents took over the floor …

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In pictures: the W* photography desk's 2016 digest of visual inspiration

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Grenfell inquiry: fire brigade report shows blaze's rapid progress

Less than 15 minutes after arriving at the Grenfell Tower fire, a senior firefighter reported that the building’s external cladding was “spitting and sparking” like magnesium and catching alight “at a rapid rate”.<p>The remarks are recorded in the detailed, official log of the fire’s progress …

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'Grenfell two is in the post - unless you act and act quickly,' says survivor who warned of blaze that killed 72

A survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire who predicted disaster would strike in 2016 has issued a stark warning about combustible cladding covering …

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18 buildings in Bristol have Grenfell-style cladding

Eighteen buildings in Bristol have similar cladding to that used on Grenfell Tower.<p>In the wake of the tragic blaze, Avon Fire & Rescue Service …

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'Grenfell two in the post' if cladding not banned

<b>Another disaster like the Grenfell Tower fire is looming if the government does not act to ban combustible cladding, survivors have said.</b><p>Speaking to MPs on the housing select committee, they warned "Grenfell two is in the post" while it stays in use.<p>Cladding on the tower is thought to have …

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Grenfell bodycam footage shows firefighters' first minutes

<b>Firefighters did not get into the kitchen where the Grenfell Tower fire started until five minutes after flames had spread through the external window, the official inquiry has heard.</b><p>Crews had first entered the flat at 1:07 BST on 14 June 2017, 13 minutes after occupant Behailu Kebede rang 999.<p>But …

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Grenfell Tower borough 'behaved like a property developer'

The chief executive of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea told survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster that the council had been behaving like “a property developer masquerading as a local authority”, MPs have been told.<p>Barry Quirk, who took over at the borough one week after the fire in …

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Britain's Post-Modern architecture receives protected heritage status

Efforts to recognise and preserve Post-Modern architecture, which was once harshly dismissed by critics as superficial and positively wicked, were …

Art

EXCLUSIVE: Hello from the other aisle! Adele, worth £102 million, mingles with oblivious shoppers as she makes a surprise appearance in Marks and Spencer

• <b>The chart-topping singer, 30, is worth an estimated £102 million</b>• <b><br>The Hello hitmaker called into the the retail giant’s High Street Kensington store on</b> …

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First footage from inside Grenfell Tower fire shown to inquiry

The Grenfell Tower public inquiry has been played footage of the moment firefighters entered the flat where the deadly inferno began.<p>Crew manager Batterbee and his colleague firefighter Brown, both from the North Kensington station, entered flat 16 on the fourth floor of the west London block by …

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Raft of safety flaws listed at Grenfell Tower Inquiry

<b>A list of failed safety regulations has been presented to a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower blaze.</b><p>Dr Barbara Lane said lifts in the tower were sub-standard, fire doors had not been replaced and combustible material was fitted around windows.<p>She said the "very basis" of the policy telling …

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More than 1,000 'suspect' cladding samples refused testing by government, says Labour

More than 1,000 “suspect” cladding samples taken from buildings across the UK have been refused testing since the Grenfell Tower fire, Labour has …

Grenfell Tower

Poignant Father's Day memories and stories capture both the pride and pain felt by families

Father’s Day is a time of contrasting emotions for families, some of whom can find themselves caught between feelings of pride, mournfulness, celebration and sadness on the reflective date.<p>The array of messages and memories shared online have captured the broad spectrum of sentiments felt by …

For Men

The week in TV: Before Grenfell: A Hidden History; Flowers and more

<b>Before Grenfell: A Hidden History</b> (BBC2) | iPlayer<b><br>Flowers</b> (Channel 4) | All 4<b><br>Poldark</b> (BBC One) | iPlayer<b><br>Queer Eye</b> (Netflix) | Netflix<b><br>The Wright Stuff</b> (Channel 5) | My5<p>Into the predictably fractious year-long aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire – OTT reactions from social justice warriors, …

Queer Eye

Beyonce and JAY-Z Honor Grenfell Tower Victims at London Show One Year After Deadly Fire

Beyonce and JAY-Z are paying tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.<p>The couple took the stage at London Stadium as part of their On the …

Entertainment

10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (6/15/18)

Keeping up with the news is hard. So hard, in fact, that we’ve decided to save you the hassle by rounding up the most significant, unusual, or just …

List-Worthy

Loved Ones Celebrate Khadija Saye's Art And Spirit One Year After Her Tragic Death In Grenfell Tower

On June 14, 2017, a fire broke out in Grenfell Tower, located in North Kensington, West London, tragically snatching 72 lives with it. One of those …

Diversity

Grenfell: Hundreds of traumatised survivors drop out of therapy amid housing concerns in year since fire, figures reveal

Hundreds of people thought to be traumatised by the fire at Grenfell Tower have dropped out of therapy in the year since the blaze, new NHS figures …

Mental Health

Green for Grenfell 2018: Tower lit up as London unites for vigil to mark one year since devastating fire

​Grenfell Tower has been illuminated green as the community comes together to mark one year since the devastating fire at the west London high-rise …

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London remembers Grenfell Tower fire victims, one year later

People hold tributes as they walk to the Wall of Truth to mark the one year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14, 2018 in London, England. In one of Britain's worst urban tragedies since World War II, a devastating fire broke out in the 24-story Grenfell Tower on June 14, 2017 where 72 …

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JustGiving has pocketed £200,000 of Grenfell Tower donations meant for survivors and relatives

JUSTGIVING has pocketed £200,000 from Grenfell Tower donations, The Sun can reveal.<p>It has refused calls from Grenfell campaigners to give up its cut, …

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The hidden meaning behind the Queen's green outfit in Chester

<b>The Queen</b> was in great spirits on Thursday when she stepped out with the <b>Duchess of Sussex</b> for their first ever joint royal engagement together. And …

Celebrity (UK)

Grenfell Tower anniversary: All the victims of the devastating inferno as community mourns one year on

In the early hours of June 14, 2017, a devastating inferno tore through the Grenfell Tower block in North Kensington, west London.<p>The final death …

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Grenfell Tower: Hundreds of council-owned homes empty as scores of families remain stuck in hotels

More than 200 homes bought by Kensington and Chelsea council (RBKC) to rehouse Grenfell survivors are empty a year on as scores of households remain …

Housing

Grenfell Tower anniversary: The full programme of memorial events happening in North Kensington today

The community surrounding Grenfell Tower has been praised for its "resilience" and "spirit" in the year following the tragic fire that shook their …

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FIFA World Cup 2018: England team pays tribute to Grenfell Tower fire victims

England's national soccer team on Thursday started its second training session in Russia with a minute of silence in memory of the victims of …

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