A fire that killed at least 79 people at a west London high rise block started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all preliminary safety tests.
Around 600 high-rise buildings in England contain cladding similar to that used on the west London tower block which caught fire, resulting in 79 people dead or missing, presumed dead, officials said on Thursday (22 June) after initial testing.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea chief executive officer has resigned over the handling of the fire that claimed 79 lives at Grenfell Tower in west London.
With just the result of west London constituency Kensington remaining to be declared Theresa May has lost her parliamentary majority in a snap general election on 8 June.
Britons go to the polls on 8 June but expect to see the canines out in full force, and though they are unable to cast a vote they will be sat outside polling stations across the country with ears pucked up in rapt attention monitoring developments.
An Italian investigative source said the third jihadi who killed seven people in a knife and van attack in London had been flagged to UK authorities as a potential risk after moving to England last year.
Scotland Yard has advised Londoners caught in a terrorist attack to “run, hide and tell” after a white van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge and multiple stabbings in Borough Market.
UK’s terror alert has been elevated to ‘critical’ from ‘severe’, a decade highest level, after Monday’s (22 May) suicide bomb which killed 22 including children and injured 59 at the Manchester Arena.
A month shy of his fifth year of refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in Knightsbridge, west London WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stepped onto the balcony to hail “an important victory”. Clenching his fists he stated in measured tones to the media scrum below him: “Today is an important victory for me and the UN human rights system, but by no means erases seven years of detention without charge… while my children grew up. That is not something I can forgive or forget,” “My legal staff have contacted the UK authorities and we hope to engage in a dialogue about what will be the best way forward,” he added, saying he was also “happy to engage” with the US. Scotland Yard had confirmed Assange still risked arrest if he stepped out the Ecuadorean Embassy after Swedish prosecutors revoked an arrest warrant for the transparency activist over rape allegations. The Met who claimed to have spent £12m in round-the-clock security to prevent the fugitive’s escape stated Assange was still wanted for jumping bail and would execute an …
Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap election to be held on 8 June, 2017.