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Grenfell Tower: Government sends in ‘taskforce’

A taskforce will be sent in to take over parts of Kensington and Chelsea Council in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. The council has been heavily criticised for its handling of the disaster on 14 June that killed … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government to ‘keep eye’ on council

The government will keep “a close eye” on Kensington and Chelsea council after its leader quit over the Grenfell Tower fire, the communities secretary says. Sajid Javid said it was “right” that Nicholas Paget-Brown stepped down and said the process … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower: Cladding ‘changed to cheaper version’

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

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Grenfell Tower residents kept warning that their home was a deathtrap

The Grenfell Tower fire was a tragedy waiting to happen, according to residents of the 24-storey block in west London who had repeatedly raised safety concerns. In November Edward Daffarn, 55, published a post on his Grenfell Action Group blog … Continue reading

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