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2017 fire in West London

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Grenfell Tower fire: 2017 fire in West London
On 14 June 2017, a fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of flats in North Kensington, West London, at 00:54 BST; it caused 72 deaths, including those of two victims who later died in hospital. More than 70 others were injured and 223 people escaped. It was the deadliest structural fire in the United Kingdom since the 1988 Piper Alpha disaster and the worst UK residential fire since the Second World War.

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Grenfell Tower: Cladding manufacturer knew in 2011 panels were 'not suitable for use on building facades', inquiry hears

Main contractor for refurbishment accuses company of 'misleading' designers over safety
Independent - Published

Inquiry into London's deadly Grenfell fire begins asking who was to blame

A public inquiry into the 2017 fire at London's Grenfell Tower, which killed 72 people, began to zero in on Monday on how the densely populated social housing block was allowed to become a tinder box..
Reuters - Published

Grenfell Tower fire: Second phase of inquiry to begin

The second part of the tower block blaze inquiry is to start, days after one of the panellists resigned.
BBC News - Published

Paedophile drug user was hired by NHS trust after being sacked by government press office

Crystal meth user Richard Arcari was also hired as a council press officer working on the Grenfell disaster
Independent - Published

Stormzy calls Jacob Rees-Mogg 'an actual piece of s***' after Tory MP blames Grenfell victims for their deaths

Stormzy has labelled Jacob Rees-Mogg an "actual piece of shit" and called for him to resign after the Conservative minister blamed Grenfell victims for their deaths.
Independent - Published

Austerity and privatisation by consecutive governments led to Grenfell tragedy, says fire union

Exclusive: 'Deep-seated culture of complacency' over fire safety by every government since Margaret Thatcher led to inferno that killed 72 people, say firefighters
Independent - Published

Fire extinguished at London building near Grenfell disaster

London's fire brigade said on Friday they had put out a fire on the balcony of the 12th floor of a building in West London near Grenfell Tower, where a blaze killed 71 people in 2017.
Reuters - Published

Government accused of cladding 'cover-up' two years after Grenfell Tower fire

'The fact that ministers waited until two years after Grenfell to confirm to people that they have been living in potential death traps is a disgrace,' says Labour housing minister
Independent - Published

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