Tory minister Greg Hands wants to move Notting Hill Carnival away because of Grenfell Tower fire

Conservative minister Greg Hands has told the London Mayor that the Notting Hill Carnival, which has been held in the area for 50 years, should be moved due to its proximity to a “major disaster site”, the Independent have reported. … Continue reading Tory minister Greg Hands wants to move Notting Hill Carnival away because of Grenfell Tower fire

Diane Abbott argues “we don’t need an inquiry on whether water puts out fire – we need sprinklers”

Diane Abbott has hit out at the plans for an inquiry into Grenfell, saying it shouldn’t be necessary to establish that retrofitting sprinklers “saves lives, saves homes and saves money” and says residents in tower blocks all over the country … Continue reading Diane Abbott argues “we don’t need an inquiry on whether water puts out fire – we need sprinklers”

Sajid Javid’s speech about local government at a conference “went down like a bucket of cold sick”

Sajid Javid addressed the Local Government Association (LGA) was said to have gone down “like a bucket of cold sick” according to Nick Forbes, Labour’s LGA leader. His speech launched “a ferocious tirade against councils and their alleged culpability for … Continue reading Sajid Javid’s speech about local government at a conference “went down like a bucket of cold sick”

Illegal immigrants in Grenfell will get amnesty… but only for 12 months

Illegal immigrants who survived the Grenfell Tower blaze will be given amnesty, says Theresa May. For one year, they will have full support from the welfare system and be allowed to remain in the UK. However, after 12 months, they … Continue reading Illegal immigrants in Grenfell will get amnesty… but only for 12 months

Grenfell father and daughter still waiting to be rehoused after three weeks: “Give us houses that we want”

Hayam Atmani, a young girl who has been having nightmares about waking up to another fire, says the other people who lived in Grenfell were “very close … like family”, and she burst into tears she spoke about losing them. … Continue reading Grenfell father and daughter still waiting to be rehoused after three weeks: “Give us houses that we want”

Government’s housing deadline arrives and only 14 people have been rehomed

Theresa May set a three week deadline for the residents of Grenfell Tower to be rehomed. Today marks the government deadline, and the BBC reports many residents are still in hotels, with only 14 families with a housing offer they … Continue reading Government’s housing deadline arrives and only 14 people have been rehomed

Grenfell survivors have issued 12 demands to the government demanding proper inclusion in the inquiry

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy have written to the prime minister to express their concern that the inquiry “will be a whitewash” and lay out some demands for how Theresa May can proceed to ensure their voices will be … Continue reading Grenfell survivors have issued 12 demands to the government demanding proper inclusion in the inquiry

Director of Grenfell Tower insulation provider sits on committee which advises Savid Javid

Mark Allen, a senior executive from the company which made the insulation which is strongly believed to be the reason the fire spread so quickly at Grenfell Tower, is reportedly an adviser to Savid Javid on building regulations, according to … Continue reading Director of Grenfell Tower insulation provider sits on committee which advises Savid Javid