Former commissioner quits as housing charity chairman

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FORMER Rotherham council commissioner Sir Derek Myers quit as chairman of housing charity Shelter following the Grenfell Tower disaster. Sir Derek was previously chief executive at Kensington and Chelsea Council, which has been criticised along with the charity for its … Continue reading

Grenfell Tower: Cladding ‘changed to cheaper version’

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Cladding fitted to Grenfell Tower during its refurbishment was changed to a cheaper version, documents obtained by the BBC suggest. Documents show the zinc cladding originally proposed was replaced with an aluminium type, which was less fire resistant, saving nearly … Continue reading

Rotherham abuse brothers’ appeal refused

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Two brothers who groomed and abused girls in Rotherham have had an appeal against their convictions rejected. Arshid and Basharat Hussain were part of a grooming gang jailed in 2016 for the “systematic” sexual abuse of teenage girls in the … Continue reading