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Shirley Porter’s London housing scandal to be relived on stage near Grenfell Tower

Shirley Porter’s London housing scandal to be relived on stage near Grenfell Tower

Director of theatre near fire that killed 71 people picks play about gerrymandering in 1980s as debut productionA play about a notorious social housing scandal is to be staged in a new theatre close
Watchdog to investigate Grenfell complaint over police helicopters

Watchdog to investigate Grenfell complaint over police helicopters

IPCC will manage investigation into claims helicopters may have fanned flames and caused residents to wait for rescueAn investigation has been set up into the use of police helicopters at the scene of
Audit finds up to 1,400 Victoria buildings could have unsafe cladding

Audit finds up to 1,400 Victoria buildings could have unsafe cladding

Non-compliant panelling also detected in eight hospitals in the state, and 12 others are under assessmentUp to 1,400 buildings in Victoria could have potentially dangerous panelling, similar to the
Four out of five Grenfell families still need homes, says support group

Four out of five Grenfell families still need homes, says support group

Almost half of those made homeless by tower block fire face spending Christmas in hotel rooms, according to Grenfell UnitedFour out of five families made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire are still
103 Grenfell Tower households still homeless this Christmas

103 Grenfell Tower households still homeless this Christmas

Dozens of children will wake up on Christmas Day in temporary accommodation.
Grenfell fire: response failings highlighted in report on tragedy

Grenfell fire: response failings highlighted in report on tragedy

Lack of interaction between councils, convoluted system to request aid and poor information sharing were among failingsSignificant failings in preparations to deal with a major disaster have been
Human rights commission to launch its own Grenfell fire inquiry

Human rights commission to launch its own Grenfell fire inquiry

Dramatic intervention will examine whether government and local council failed in duty to protect life and provide safe housing Britain’s human rights watchdog is to launch an inquiry into the
Grenfell bosses investigated for manslaughter and breaching fire regulations

Grenfell bosses investigated for manslaughter and breaching fire regulations

The Met Police are investigating, the inquiry was told.
Most Grenfell Tower survivors are still homeless

Most Grenfell Tower survivors are still homeless

More than 100 households that escaped the blaze will spend Christmas in hotels.
One of last people saved from Grenfell still needs life-saving surgery

One of last people saved from Grenfell still needs life-saving surgery

His health worsened drastically after the tower block fire.
'I haven't been coping': three voices from the Grenfell Tower fire

'I haven't been coping': three voices from the Grenfell Tower fire

Stories from survivors and victims’ families about night of the fire and life since may help prevent similar tragedies, inquiry toldThe voices of the Grenfell Tower survivors must be heard, the public
Fresh post-Grenfell safety warning issued over high-rise blocks

Fresh post-Grenfell safety warning issued over high-rise blocks

Fears about cladding systems raised in new guidance from the communities department following tragedy at Grenfell Tower in JuneThe government has widened its safety warnings about high-rise blocks
'Homeless because of a tragedy': struggle to rehouse Grenfell survivors continues

'Homeless because of a tragedy': struggle to rehouse Grenfell survivors continues

Maxine Holdsworth, responsible for rehousing those made homeless by the fire, fears many face spending Christmas in hotels – six months after the tragedyMaxine Holdsworth, the official responsible for
Grenfell labelled a 'national atrocity' as lawyers begin giving evidence

Grenfell labelled a 'national atrocity' as lawyers begin giving evidence

Public inquiry hears from lawyers representing survivors and victims’ families for first time as Met officers consider multiple criminal offences The Grenfell Tower fire was a “national atrocity” and
Fire union calls for 'compromised' Grenfell expert to stand down

Fire union calls for 'compromised' Grenfell expert to stand down

Steven McGuirk would be ‘conflicted’ in giving evidence because of his alleged support for cuts and deregulationThe Fire Brigades Union has called for one of the key experts appointed by the Grenfell
Grenfell survivors demand justice at parliament gathering

Grenfell survivors demand justice at parliament gathering

Commons meeting hears harrowing accounts and angry demands from survivors six months after disasterGrenfell Tower survivors have demanded justice for their loved ones in a highly charged meeting at
Police chief: Grenfell Tower criminal inquiry may take years

Police chief: Grenfell Tower criminal inquiry may take years

Commissioner Cressida Dick says initial interviews and examination of evidence likely to take officers more than 12 months The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed 71
'We'll be living with this for a long time to come’: Grenfell, six months on

'We'll be living with this for a long time to come’: Grenfell, six months on

As the catastrophic fire recedes from the immediate moment, survivors and locals take stock and share their hopes and fears for the futureBeinazir Lasharie, who has lived almost all her life in a flat
'Are we going to get justice?' – Grenfell QC questions composition of inquiry panel – video

'Are we going to get justice?' – Grenfell QC questions composition of inquiry panel – video

A lawyer appearing on behalf of 17 core participants in the Grenfell Tower public inquiry has asked whether the panel can understand the experiences of residents from diverse backgrounds. ‘Do they
Grenfell Tower: delays and trauma mark painfully slow progress

Grenfell Tower: delays and trauma mark painfully slow progress

Six months after the fire, with the scarred remains of the tower still standing, we examine what has been done to deal with the aftermath of the tragedyFailure to rehouse Grenfell survivors ‘could