Jacob Rees-Mogg apologises over Grenfell ‘common sense’ comments

Jacob Rees-Mogg apologises over Grenfell ‘common sense’ comments

The British House of Commons leader faced widespread criticism after he said people are safer if they ‘just ignore what you’re told and leave’.

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London fire chief: Response to another Grenfell-like blaze would be different

London fire chief: Response to another Grenfell-like blaze would be different

LFB Commissioner Dany Cotton said the experience of the fatal tower blaze would mean the service would respond differently to a similar incident.

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Jacob Rees-Mogg apologises for Grenfell ‘common sense’ comments

Jacob Rees-Mogg apologises for Grenfell ‘common sense’ comments

Mr Rees-Mogg said: “I would hate to upset the people of Grenfell if I was unclear in my comments.”

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Jeremy Corbyn calls on Jacob Rees-Mogg to apologise for Grenfell ‘common sense’ comments

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Jacob Rees-Mogg to apologise for Grenfell ‘common sense’ comments

Mr Corbyn said: “What possesses someone to react to an entirely avoidable tragedy like Grenfell by saying the victims lacked common sense?”

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Three billboards outside Grenfell Tower demand ‘never again’

Three billboards outside Grenfell Tower demand ‘never again’

Justice 4 Grenfell campaigner Judy Bolton hit out at London Fire Brigade bosses after the inquiry criticised ‘systemic failings’.

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Grenfell victims’ families say fire brigade bosses 'should be prosecuted'

Grenfell victims’ families say fire brigade bosses 'should be prosecuted'

Relatives of people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in England have called for an overhaul of the London Fire Brigade, saying its top brass should resign and even face prosecution.

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Grenfell groups welcome report on ‘gravely inadequate’ fire brigade preparation

Grenfell groups welcome report on ‘gravely inadequate’ fire brigade preparation

Sir Martin Moore-Bick said the absence of a plan to evacuate the tower was a “major omission” by London Fire Brigade.

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Grenfell inquiry report urges 46 changes to ensure safety of high-rise residents

Grenfell inquiry report urges 46 changes to ensure safety of high-rise residents

Inquiry chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick made the recommendations based on evidence heard during the first phase of the probe.

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Grenfell Tower cladding ‘principal’ reason for fire’s rapid spread – report

Grenfell Tower cladding ‘principal’ reason for fire’s rapid spread – report

The judge said he still found the rapid engulfment of the tower by flames ‘profoundly shocking’

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Grenfell report condemns ‘gravely inadequate’ London Fire Brigade preparation

Grenfell report condemns ‘gravely inadequate’ London Fire Brigade preparation

Inquiry chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick said the absence of a plan to evacuate the tower was a ‘major omission’.

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Second phase of Grenfell inquiry ‘must focus on devastating refurbishment’

Second phase of Grenfell inquiry ‘must focus on devastating refurbishment’

The second phase of the UK's public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster must focus on who is to blame for the “devastating refurbishment” of the building, a group representing survivors has said.

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Grenfell: Johnson hopes report will bring ‘some measure of comfort’ to those affected

Grenfell: Johnson hopes report will bring ‘some measure of comfort’ to those affected

The Grenfell Tower fire report will be laid before Parliament and published at 10am on Wednesday.

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Grenfell Tower fire report - Materials risk

Grenfell Tower fire report - Materials risk

The report in to the Grenfell tower fire tragedy will be published today.

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Grenfell death toll could have been lower, report says

Grenfell death toll could have been lower, report says

The first report into the 2017 apartment block fire has highlighted systemic failures by the London Fire Brigade.

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Man who filmed Grenfell Tower bonfire cleared

Man who filmed Grenfell Tower bonfire cleared

The defence barrister said they had only just been made aware of vital evidence at the end of the case.

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Burning Grenfell Tower model was joke among friends, accused tells court

Burning Grenfell Tower model was joke among friends, accused tells court

Paul Bussetti said the video was not intended to be about the deaths of 72 people in 2017.

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Grenfell Tower bonfire model ‘an artistic effort’

Grenfell Tower bonfire model ‘an artistic effort’

Westminster Magistrates Court heard that the joke is protected by the right to freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Man who filmed Grenfell model burning on bonfire ‘said it was stupid moment’

Man who filmed Grenfell model burning on bonfire ‘said it was stupid moment’

Paul Bussetti is accused of sending a ‘grossly offensive’ video on WhatsApp and causing footage of a ‘menacing character’ to be uploaded on YouTube.

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Pace of change in building regulations post-Grenfell not sufficient, British MPs told

Pace of change in building regulations post-Grenfell not sufficient, British MPs told

A consultation was launched on proposals to reform building safety requirements.

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London fire chief says Grenfell ‘will never leave me’ as retirement announced

London fire chief says Grenfell ‘will never leave me’ as retirement announced

Dany Cotton revealed she had been plagued with traumatic memory loss since the tragedy on June 14 2017, which caused 72 deaths.

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Lily Allen hits out at festival-goers who interrupted Grenfell minute’s silence

Lily Allen hits out at festival-goers who interrupted Grenfell minute’s silence

The singer was performing at the Isle Of Wight Festival on Friday.

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Calls for justice as Grenfell Tower tragedy victims are remembered two years on

Calls for justice as Grenfell Tower tragedy victims are remembered two years on

Stormzy joined thousands of people on a silent walk on the anniversary of the fire.

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Victims of Grenfell Tower tragedy remembered in silence two years on

Victims of Grenfell Tower tragedy remembered in silence two years on

Wreaths were placed in memory of the 72 people who lost their lives.

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Grenfell campaigners project warnings on ‘unsafe’ tower blocks two years on

Grenfell campaigners project warnings on ‘unsafe’ tower blocks two years on

Projections in London, Manchester and Newcastle warned of continuing fire safety problems in high-rise buildings.

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Grenfell families launch legal action in US against firms they blame for blaze

Grenfell families launch legal action in US against firms they blame for blaze

Friday marks the second anniversary of the fire which killed 72 people.

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Grenfell survivors accuse UK Government of dragging its feet on housing reform

Grenfell survivors accuse UK Government of dragging its feet on housing reform

Members of campaign group Grenfell United are due to meet Britain's Housing Secretary James Brokenshire to demand swift reforms.

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13 interviews carried out under caution in Grenfell Tower criminal probe

13 interviews carried out under caution in Grenfell Tower criminal probe

More interviews will take place over the coming months, police said.

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MP accuses Grenfell Tower council of displaying ‘racism or snobbery’ over area

MP accuses Grenfell Tower council of displaying ‘racism or snobbery’ over area

Kensington and Chelsea Council said it would investigate Emma Dent Coad’s claims if they can be substantiated.

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Prime Minister appoints new Grenfell Tower Inquiry panel members

Prime Minister appoints new Grenfell Tower Inquiry panel members

The inquiry is running behind schedule but survivors have welcomed the ‘step forward’.

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Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ after mentioning Grenfell in departure speech

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ after mentioning Grenfell in departure speech

The British Prime Minister cited the inquiry into the fire as one of the ways she sought to fight injustice.

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Grenfell Tower: warnings might have been heard if not for the collapse of local journalism

Grenfell Tower: warnings might have been heard if not for the collapse of local journalism

The delay to the publication of the report into the Grenfell Tower tragedy, which claimed 72 lives in a disastrous – and possibly preventable – fire at the London tower block, has been greeted with dismay and anger by survivors and their supporters.

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Grenfell Tower survivor impresses Britain’s Got Talent judges

Grenfell Tower survivor impresses Britain’s Got Talent judges

The ITV series also featured a magician, an impersonator and a young dancing couple.

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry report delay branded ‘disgraceful’

Grenfell Tower Inquiry report delay branded ‘disgraceful’

Survivors had expected it to be released this spring.

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry report delayed until October

Grenfell Tower Inquiry report delayed until October

Core participants were expecting the first report would be released this spring,

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UK government to fund removal of Grenfell-style cladding from private high-rises

UK government to fund removal of Grenfell-style cladding from private high-rises

About £200m will be made available to remove aluminium composite material cladding from around 170 privately owned buildings across the UK.

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Man charged over Grenfell Tower effigy video

Man charged over Grenfell Tower effigy video

Paul Bussetti, 46, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 30.

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Protesters condemn health risk ‘lies’ after chemicals found near Grenfell Tower

Protesters condemn health risk ‘lies’ after chemicals found near Grenfell Tower

Activists in hazmat suits and masks staged a demonstration after a study found ‘significant environmental contamination’ 17 months after the fire.

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Cancer-causing chemicals found close to Grenfell Tower, study finds

Cancer-causing chemicals found close to Grenfell Tower, study finds

The study uncovered ‘significant environmental contamination’ from a range of toxins in the area surrounding the tower.

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Two-year wait for Grenfell charges frustrating and disheartening, say survivors

Two-year wait for Grenfell charges frustrating and disheartening, say survivors

Scotland Yard said it is unlikely to submit a file to the Crown Prosecution Service before ‘the latter part of 2021’.

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Did the fire brigade fail? Grenfell documentary examines role of the service

Did the fire brigade fail? Grenfell documentary examines role of the service

The Channel 4 programme will look at whether systematic mistakes ‘let both residents and firefighters down’.

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Plans for radical overhaul of UK building regulations industry post-Grenfell

Plans for radical overhaul of UK building regulations industry post-Grenfell

The campaigning group Grenfell United said it would be vigilant against proposals being watered down during upcoming consultations.

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Stars team up with Grenfell survivors to launch new campaign

Stars team up with Grenfell survivors to launch new campaign

The group is calling for a new regulator for social housing to reform the system and remove dangerous cladding from buildings.

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Second phase of Grenfell inquiry unlikely before end of next year

Second phase of Grenfell inquiry unlikely before end of next year

Sir Martin Moore-Bick said tens of thousands of documents are being submitted for the next part of the probe.

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‘Desperate’ lit cigarette claim dismissed at Grenfell Tower probe

‘Desperate’ lit cigarette claim dismissed at Grenfell Tower probe

Whirlpool are the current owners of the Hotpoint brand.

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Grenfell inquiry shown final Facebook posts from fire victim

Grenfell inquiry shown final Facebook posts from fire victim

The final Facebook messages of a Grenfell Tower fire victim who begged friends to pray for her as she was trapped in the burning high-rise were seen by a public inquiry.

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Man jailed for £90,000 housing fraud after posing as Grenfell fire victim

Man jailed for £90,000 housing fraud after posing as Grenfell fire victim

Tunisian Abdelkarim Rekaya enjoyed 209 nights in a four-star hotel, before being provided with a flat in Chelsea.

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Fridge freezer wiring blamed for Grenfell Tower blaze

Fridge freezer wiring blamed for Grenfell Tower blaze

The fire is thought to have started in Flat 16 and claimed 72 lives.

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Conmen have tried to claim more than £630,000 meant for Grenfell survivors

Conmen have tried to claim more than £630,000 meant for Grenfell survivors

So far 13 people who posed as victims to get payouts have been convicted in separate cases.

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Fraudster who claimed £100,000 meant for Grenfell victims handed six-year term

Fraudster who claimed £100,000 meant for Grenfell victims handed six-year term

Sharife Elouahabi falsely said he was staying with relatives at a flat on the 21st floor of the block.

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Girl, 12, in Grenfell Tower asked 999 operator: ‘Please can you hurry up?’

Girl, 12, in Grenfell Tower asked 999 operator: ‘Please can you hurry up?’

Details of Jessica Urbano Ramirez’s 999 call, which lasted almost an hour, were revealed in a 70-page transcript at a public inquiry.

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Grenfell Tower resident told to stay put after advice changed, inquiry hears

Grenfell Tower resident told to stay put after advice changed, inquiry hears

The role of call handlers came under the panel’s scrutiny on Tuesday.

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Senior officer at Grenfell fire took ‘half a second’ to declare major incident

Senior officer at Grenfell fire took ‘half a second’ to declare major incident

Inspector Nicholas Thatcher likened the flames from the tower block blaze to something ‘like a jet engine’ while speaking at the public inquiry.

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Grenfell inquiry hears distressing 999 call of family’s escape from tower

Grenfell inquiry hears distressing 999 call of family’s escape from tower

Marcio Gomes, his wife and daughters got out of the tower, but the couple’s son Logan was stillborn.

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Report claims cladding experts hired after Grenfell fire tragedy were banned from criticising Government

Report claims cladding experts hired after Grenfell fire tragedy were banned from criticising Government

The British Government has been heavily criticised over a contract which banned ‘adverse publicity’ for the British Prime Minister.

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Police investigating ‘offensive’ Grenfell bonfire video search address

Police investigating ‘offensive’ Grenfell bonfire video search address

The property is registered to 49-year-old Clifford Smith, according to public records.

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Grenfell resident recalls horror of seeing wife carried out by firefighters

Grenfell resident recalls horror of seeing wife carried out by firefighters

He then saw four firefighters carrying his partially-clothed wife, each holding one of her arms or legs.

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Conmen have tried to claim more than £630,000 meant for Grenfell survivors

Conmen have tried to claim more than £630,000 meant for Grenfell survivors

So far 13 people who posed as victims to get payouts have been convicted in separate cases

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Five men questioned by police over ‘offensive’ Grenfell bonfire video

Five men questioned by police over ‘offensive’ Grenfell bonfire video

Scotland Yard said the men handed themselves in on Monday.

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Five arrests in Grenfell effigy video probe

Five arrests in Grenfell effigy video probe

A video posted online showed an effigy of the tower block being burned.

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