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Grenfell: council seeks new powers to acquire unused properties

Grenfell: council seeks new powers to acquire unused properties

Kensington and Chelsea has 621 properties that have been empty and unfurnished for more than two yearsThe council condemned for its response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy is seeking new powers to take
Child who escaped Grenfell asks mum about going to heaven ‘where other children have gone’

Child who escaped Grenfell asks mum about going to heaven ‘where other children have gone’

Meron Mekonnen fled the 19th floor of the tower with her two young daughters, who started crying and screaming ‘our home is burning’.
Grenfell refurb details 'kept secret to protect commercial interests'

Grenfell refurb details 'kept secret to protect commercial interests'

Demand for information from landlord was denied to protect contractor, inquiry toldA Grenfell Tower resident’s demand for information from his landlord about how decisions were being made about the
'Huge concentrations' of toxins found in Grenfell soil, study finds

'Huge concentrations' of toxins found in Grenfell soil, study finds

Exclusive: Public Health England has not acted on early findings of report warning of potential carcinogensToxins that may have long-term health implications for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower
‘Huge concentrations of toxins’ found in soil around Grenfell Tower

‘Huge concentrations of toxins’ found in soil around Grenfell Tower

It could have serious health implications for the thousands of people in west London who live and work nearby.
Grenfell fire survivors demand answers from ministers about toxins

Grenfell fire survivors demand answers from ministers about toxins

Grenfell United group wants to know why residents were not told of soil contamination fearsSurvivors of the Grenfell fire have demanded urgent meetings with ministers and senior health officials
NHS urged to act immediately over Grenfell toxicity concerns

NHS urged to act immediately over Grenfell toxicity concerns

Prof Anna Stec has called for screening of survivors and firefighters to monitor and treat potential health riskThe NHS is “falling short” in its response to the Grenfell fire and needs to undertake
Fire brigade's 'false hope' cost lives, says Grenfell survivor

Fire brigade's 'false hope' cost lives, says Grenfell survivor

Farhad Neda, 25, says message that help was coming deterred people from escapingThe son of a chauffeur who fell to his death from the top floor of Grenfell Tower has accused the fire brigade of giving
Man who faked relationship with Grenfell fire victim is jailed for four years

Man who faked relationship with Grenfell fire victim is jailed for four years

Hospital worker Koffi Kouakou was put up in a hotel for months.
Grenfell landlord failed to fix electrical faults, inquiry told

Grenfell landlord failed to fix electrical faults, inquiry told

Hamid Whabi, who lived on 16th floor, says plugs did not work and lifts broke downA Grenfell Tower survivor who lost 20 friends in the fire and is still living in a hotel room more than 16 months
Grenfell council chief sorry for not acting on concerns about toxins

Grenfell council chief sorry for not acting on concerns about toxins

Barry Quirk says further tests should have been ordered after contamination came to lightThe chief executive of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has apologised to the communities affected
Father found out son, 5, had died in Grenfell Tower fire from BBC report

Father found out son, 5, had died in Grenfell Tower fire from BBC report

The family fled the burning building, but lost their five-year-old son in a smoke-filled stairwell.
Grenfell council vows to build hundreds of social homes

Grenfell council vows to build hundreds of social homes

Deputy leader says authority has ‘moral duty’ to community in wake of tower tragedyKensington and Chelsea council is to embark on its biggest ever social homes building programme as part of its “moral
Grenfell community ‘disgusted and shocked’ by burning effigy of tower

Grenfell community ‘disgusted and shocked’ by burning effigy of tower

'This is clearly a hate crime and as a society we should never tolerate these types of blatant acts of hatred.'
Man claimed £103,000 by pretending he lived with Grenfell Tower victims

Man claimed £103,000 by pretending he lived with Grenfell Tower victims

Sharife Elouahabi claimed he lived at flat 182 in the west London tower block, the 21st-floor flat where the El-Wahabi family died.
Why Grenfell Tower effigy burners might not face prosecution

Why Grenfell Tower effigy burners might not face prosecution

Police have arrested five men over a video that showed a model of Grenfell Tower being burned.
First pictures of men arrested over burning model of Grenfell Tower

First pictures of men arrested over burning model of Grenfell Tower

Bobbi Connell, 19, and his father Clifford are to be among five men who handed themselves in.
Sixth man arrested over video of Grenfell Tower effigy being burned
The horror of losing my family at Grenfell will never leave me – the burning effigy video made it worse

The horror of losing my family at Grenfell will never leave me – the burning effigy video made it worse

That evening my mum, sister, brother in law and three adorable nieces died in the fire.