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'Grenfell' cladding: couple could sue after £600,000 flat now worth £90,000

'Grenfell' cladding: couple could sue after £600,000 flat now worth £90,000

Nerisa Ahmed and husband threaten to sue government agency that helped them buy homeA family who have seen the value of their London flat slashed from £600,000 to just £90,000 because of
Grenfell Tower had unfit lifts and unsuitable water mains, inquiry hears

Grenfell Tower had unfit lifts and unsuitable water mains, inquiry hears

Dr Barbara Lane's forensic examination painted a picture of a refurbishment of the external wall and flat windows that was riddled with errors.
Grenfell Tower borough 'behaved like a property developer'

Grenfell Tower borough 'behaved like a property developer'

Council’s chief executive made comment in private meeting with survivors’ group, MPs toldThe chief executive of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea told survivors of the Grenfell Tower
Two Tottenham housing blocks at risk of catastrophic collapse

Two Tottenham housing blocks at risk of catastrophic collapse

Exclusive: 200 families are to be urgently moved out of blocks on Broadwater Farm estate after post-Grenfell safety checksMore than 200 homes on the Broadwater Farm estate in north London are at risk
Grenfell inquiry: fire brigade report shows blaze's rapid progress

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

Cladding was ‘spitting and sparking’ less than 15 minutes after firefighters’ arrival Less than 15 minutes after arriving at the Grenfell Tower fire, a senior firefighter reported that the building’s
CCTV shows Grenfell tenant fleeing flat where fire started after calling 999

CCTV shows Grenfell tenant fleeing flat where fire started after calling 999

Behailu Kebede, 45, was woken by the sound of his smoke alarm shortly before 1am on June 14, and found white smoke billowing from behind his fridge-freezer.
Grenfell inquiry sacks expert architectural witness

Grenfell inquiry sacks expert architectural witness

Architect title protected in UK and John Priestley was last registered in 2010The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster has sacked its expert architectural witness after it emerged he was
Fresh controversy over firefighters’ ‘stay-put’ advice at Grenfell

Fresh controversy over firefighters’ ‘stay-put’ advice at Grenfell

Lawyers claim key staff were left unsure when to drop policyAll fire authorities were officially advised to train key staff to determine when they should abandon the “stay-put” policy for residents in
Grenfell inquiry halted after firefighter breaks down watching videos of blaze

Grenfell inquiry halted after firefighter breaks down watching videos of blaze

Michael Dowden struggled to watch as videos of the burning tower were played to him as he gave evidence for a second day.
Incident commander felt 'helpless' as Grenfell Tower burned

Incident commander felt 'helpless' as Grenfell Tower burned

Firefighter Michael Dowden should not have been in charge of such a big blaze, according to London fire brigade rulesThe incident commander in the first hour of the Grenfell Tower fire felt “helpless”
Another firefighter breaks down in tears as he is shown footage of Grenfell Tower

Another firefighter breaks down in tears as he is shown footage of Grenfell Tower

Charles Batterbee, a crew manager at North Kensington fire station, was one of the first officers to arrive at the scene.
Grenfell inquiry told how 13-metre ladder was used to rescue pair

Grenfell inquiry told how 13-metre ladder was used to rescue pair

More details of evacuation efforts emerge on sixth day of evidence from fire crewsFirefighters rescued two men trapped on the fifth floor of Grenfell Tower by propping a 13.5-metre (45ft) ladder
UK housing means high rents and low standards | Letters

UK housing means high rents and low standards | Letters

Still no rent control proposals, notes Henry C Pryor, while Bruce Tolfield writes of a low quality culture in the construction industry, Tony Perkins makes the argument for ‘micro-living’ for
Firefighter could do nothing but listen on the phone as mother and children died in Grenfell

Firefighter could do nothing but listen on the phone as mother and children died in Grenfell

Daniel Egan, a station manager in regulatory fire safety, was handed a mobile phone at the scene on June 14 last year as the sun began to rise.
Children of Grenfell victim refused visa extensions for inquiry

Children of Grenfell victim refused visa extensions for inquiry

Lawyers challenge Home Office failure to grant visas to children of Grenfell fire victimThe Home Office has failed to grant visa extensions to allow the children of a victim of the Grenfell Tower fire
Couple jailed after posing as Grenfell victims to claim £125,000 in handouts

Couple jailed after posing as Grenfell victims to claim £125,000 in handouts

Following the fire on June 14 last year, Douglas and Brooks claimed they lived on the 19th floor of Grenfell Tower.
Grenfell police carry out three interviews under caution

Grenfell police carry out three interviews under caution

Met considers whether offences including corporate manslaughter were committedDetectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire have conducted three interviews under caution over potential offences
Chilling notes made by 999 workers reveal unending terror on night of Grenfell disaster

Chilling notes made by 999 workers reveal unending terror on night of Grenfell disaster

Call handler Peter Duddy told the Grenfell Inquiry how he tried to purposely frighten families into leaving the tower after noticing the sheer number of calls coming in.
Three interviewed under caution over Grenfell Tower fire

Three interviewed under caution over Grenfell Tower fire

Detectives are considering manslaughter charges in relation to the deadly blaze.
Woman arrested for ‘posing as Grenfell Tower survivor to get money meant for victims’

Woman arrested for ‘posing as Grenfell Tower survivor to get money meant for victims’

It is the latest arrest in Scotland Yard's ongoing investigation into fraud related to the deadly fire.