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Grenfell Survivors are Being Forced to Compete for New Homes

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that the tenants management organisation responsible for the Grenfell Estate, where a violent tower fire killed at least 80 people in June, will be stripped of their responsibilities. Why? Turns out they have done a terrible job managing the aftermath of that disaster. In fact, it sounds like the past two months have been an absolute nightmare for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower. Read More >>

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In Wake of Grenfell Tower, Government Warns Removing Dangerous Cladding Is Just Making Things Worse

At least 80 people died in the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in June. There were many questions after the blaze was extinguished, and it was discovered that among numerous safety hazards, a particularly combustible form of cladding was used on the facade of the building in order to cut costs. Panicked landlords have begun removing the cladding from their own buildings, but according to experts, this is just making the situation more dangerous. Read More >>

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How Rich Neighbours May Have Factored into London’s Deadly Tower Fire

Experts and politicians are pointing fingers in an effort to explain what caused the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed at least 12 and injured dozens more this morning. Quite unfortunately, all fingers appear to be pointing in the same direction, at a new aluminium cladding rain screen installed, in part, to make the building more attractive to wealthy neighbours in luxury flats nearby. Read More >>

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Grenfell Tower: Here’s What A Fire Scientist Thinks

London woke up this morning to another tragedy. Overnight, the 24-storey Grenfell Tower near Ladbroke Grove caught fire and at the time of writing, there are over 50 people in hospital and 6 fatalities have been confirmed so far. Obviously the full story of what happened is not yet known, but the incident does raise a number of questions: What caused it? Could it happen again? What can we do to prevent future tragedies? Read More >>