Grenfell Tower fire

Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been appointed to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster, sources have confirmed.

Baby found dead in mother's arms after Grenfell Tower fire, inquest told

A six-month-old baby was found dead in her mother's arms after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, an inquest heard.

Teenage Grenfell victim to be immortalised in Philip Pullman book

A grand total of £32,400 will be donated to name a teenage victim of the Grenfell Fire after a character in a new Philip Pullman book.

Theresa May vows major inquiry into use of flammable cladding after Grenfell Tower blaze

Prime Minister Theresa May has said there must be a "major national investigation" into the use of potentially flammable cladding on high-rise towers across the country over a period of decades.

The Grenfell Tower fire in London

Grenfell Tower-type cladding used in Cork County Hall

The same cladding used in the multi-fatality Grenfell tower block in London was installed at County Hall, the headquarters of Cork County Council.

Grenfell Tower victim Isaac, five, died after 'inhalation of fumes'

One of the youngest victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy choked to death on fumes from the fire, an inquest heard.

Theresa May to hear Grenfell Tower updates as 60 more tower blocks fail fire safety tests

The British Prime Minister will be updated on the Grenfell Tower recovery effort later as the number of high rises feared to pose similar fire risks mounts.

60 tower blocks fail cladding safety tests after Grenfell Tower blaze

Some 60 high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities across the country have now failed fire cladding safety tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the UK Government has said.

Grenfell Tower dead murdered by political decisions, says John McDonnell

UK shadow chancellor John McDonnell has claimed the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were murdered by political decisions.

LATEST: Residents say tensions are rising as evacuation of towers continues

LATEST: Residents yet to be evacuated from four tower blocks have claimed they are being intimidated by security guards, and that tensions are rising, as the operation to clear the buildings continues.

Q&A: Key questions about cladding used on tower blocks as many samples fail safety tests

Cladding samples from 27 high-rise buildings in 15 local authorities are being deemed as unsafe.

27 tower blocks in 15 council areas fail cladding fire safety tests

Cladding samples from 27 high-rise buildings in 15 local authorities have failed safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said.

More than 80 refuse to leave as tower blocks evacuated over cladding fears

More than 80 people have refused to leave their homes on a London estate during a mass evacuation launched over fire safety fears linked to the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Hundreds face housing chaos as tower blocks evacuated over cladding fears

Hundreds of residents of a London housing estate have found their lives thrown into chaos after their tower blocks were evacuated amid safety fears linked to the Grenfell disaster.

Hotpoint urges thousands to contact them over faulty fridge-freezer that sparked Grenfell fire

Thousands of people have been urged to contact Hotpoint after police revealed the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge-freezer manufactured by the company.

Belfast high rise may have same cladding as Grenfell Tower

A high rise building block in Belfast may have the same outside combustible cladding as London's Grenfell Tower.

Manslaughter charges being considered after Grenfell Fire

Manslaughter charges are being considered by detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire as it emerged the structure had failed fire safety tests.

Community Shield proceeds to be donated to Grenfell Tower fire victims

Both clubs involved have donated their club match fee to the Grenfell Tower support fund.

Local authorities 'lack resources for fire safety checks on Irish apartment blocks'

A nationwide building safety audit may not be possible, according to industry experts.

Corbyn: Each Grenfell Tower death 'could and should have been avoided'

Downing Street has since confirmed that 11 blocks of flats in eight local authority areas in England have been found to have flammable facades.

Combustible cladding 'found on 7 high-rise buildings across England'

Combustible cladding has been found on seven high-rise blocks of flats in four local authority areas in England, Downing Street has said.

Latest: Footage shows Theresa May being booed after meeting with Grenfell Tower residents

Latest: Theresa May has endured another difficult reception following her latest visit to meet residents of Grenfell Tower.

Council chief resigns amid Grenfell Tower criticism

The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has quit after a barrage of criticism for its response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

'They're not missing, they're dead,' locals claim Grenfell death toll 'in the hundreds'

An angry mother-of-two has claimed she has not heard from 20 friends since the Grenfell Tower disaster, including a five-year-old boy.

Grenfell tower charity accuses Day of Rage activists of 'hijacking' disaster

Organisers behind a "Day of Rage" protest in the UK have been accused of hijacking the Grenfell Tower disaster for political purposes.

Doctor reveals some injured in Grenfell Tower fire may take months to recover

Medics treating those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire heard harrowing stories of how people managed to escape, a senior doctor has said.

LATEST: Council chief 'backed to remain' despite Grenfell disaster critizism

A 52-year-old woman is the fifth victim of the Grenfell Tower fire to have been named, after Scotland Yard announced the death toll had risen to 79.

BBC claims leaked letters reveal Ministers were repeatedly warned about fire regulations

Ministers in the UK were repeatedly warned that fire regulations were not keeping people safe, the BBC says leaked letters reveal.

Reports that Grenfell survivors will be rehomed 300 miles away 'false', says Downing Street

Downing Street has hit out at claims that some survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire face being rehoused hundreds of miles away from London.

Details of payments to Grenfell Tower families revealed

A total of £202,000 of British government money has been handed out to 180 families who were directly affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Plastics and pollution: Cut careless usage to avert threat

ANY link between the Grenfell inferno — at least 58 dead — and a black plastic bag made by a company that has not existed since 1956 being unearthed, in pristine condition, on a beach may seem tenuous. 

Minister urges safety review of apartments after Grenfell Tower tragedy

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has called for an urgent safety review of all multi-storey council apartments in light of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London.

Building ‘regulation’

The scale of the Grenfell Tower disaster — at least 30 confirmed dead but as many as another 50 still missing — is frightening. It must lead to renewed concerns over building standards and the role some materials may have played in turning an apartment building into a deadly inferno.

Regulations are essential - High rise disaster

AT its most basic the notion of high-rise apartments as a solution to urban housing pressures always has, and always will be, an uncomfortable or opportunistic compromise rather than an endeavour to maximise the potential for human happiness.