A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire in west London that killed 80 people in June has finally started its work but poignantly without the crucial backing of the victims it was meant to serve.
Britain’s communities minister welcomed the resignation of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council leader saying on Monday he would work with the local leader’s replacement Conservative Elizabeth Campbell.
The beleaguered head of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea where at least 80 people died in a fire in a social housing tower block in north Kensington, west London has quit.
The newly-appointed head of an inquiry into the Grenfell Tower inferno believed to have killed at least 80 people has said his probe was unlikely to answer all the questions raised by residents and local people.
Amidst chaotic scenes in the council chambers the leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea aborted his cabinet’s first full session after the Grenfell Tower disaster that claimed 80 lives citing the presence of journalists.
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.
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.