Labour conference agrees motion to fight cladding scandal

The Labour Party has backed action in relation to the building safety crisis that has arisen since Grenfell, calling for ‘sustained investment’ in public services that could help resolve the crisis and prevent it continuing in new buildings. The party…

Book Review: Catastrophe and Systemic Change

The Grenfell Tower tragedy was the worst residential fire in London since the Second World War. It killed 72 people in the richest borough of one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Like other catastrophic events before it and…

FBU responds to government building safety announcement

Responding to the government’s announcement of further measures to tackle the building safety crisis, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has accused the government of taking a ‘piecemeal and patchwork approach – designed to shield itself from responsibility’. Matt Wrack, FBU…

Grenfell inquiry must be fire safety “watershed” – IOSH

The Grenfell Tower public inquiry must be “a watershed for fire safety”, says the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The UK Government has announced the terms of reference for the inquiry. Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted in full the recommendations…

The Grenfell Tower Fire – What will it teach us?

On 14th June the Grenfell Tower fire in London killed at least 79 people. A faulty fridge freezer sparked the fire. The exterior cladding and insulation on the tower have been blamed for accelerating the fire’s spread. Non-existent fire protection…

Grenfell Tower: ASFP statement

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) wishes to convey its sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy and to pay tribute to the bravery and professionalism of the fire service.…

UK to hold inquiry into London tower block fire as death toll rises to 17

By Alistair Smout and Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday promised a public inquiry into a fire that gutted a 24-storey apartment block killing at least 17 people, as the government faced questions about how…

Some dead, at least 50 taken to hospital, as fire engulfs London tower block

By Kylie MacLellan and Lina Saigol LONDON (Reuters) – Fire engulfed a 24-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday, killing some people, injuring at least 50 more and trapping some residents asleep inside the towering inferno. Flames licked…


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