Grenfell Tower fire

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Grenfell: Value Engineering review – gruelling, unfinished tragedy
Verbatim reconstruction of the inquiry into the 2017 disaster points up the horrifying, amoral capitalism that fuelled it

Arifa Akbar

18, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Thousands of affordable UK homes ‘won’t be built because of safety crisis’
Construction firms say diversion of money towards repairs will result in fewer new buildings

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

17, Oct, 2021 @2:45 PM

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Gove looks at cutting insurance costs to tackle building safety crisis
Housing secretary may also push developers to pay for repairs in signs of renewed push to fix problem

Heather Stewart and Robert Booth

08, Oct, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Residents of south London block face £2.6m fire-safety bill
Oyster Court in Southwark fails to meet height threshold for bailout in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

03, Oct, 2021 @9:42 AM

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Builders should pay for the mistakes that led to cladding crisis
The Polluter Pays principle applies to flats as much as fridges – and residents should not be left in the lurch

David Walker

03, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘I live in a flammable box’: cladding scandal threatens to overshadow Johnson’s levelling up agenda
As delegates gather in Manchester, furious local victims of the Grenfell Tower fallout call them to account

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

03, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK product safety laws won’t prevent another Grenfell tragedy, report warns
Regulators lack the resources to certify the safety of goods sold online by third parties

Zoe Wood

29, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘We’re concentrating on the villains’: the shocking play about the Grenfell tragedy
The writer of a drama about the Grenfell inquiry – and the £800,000 cost-cutting that made the refurbishment lethal – explains how this story is a microcosm for what’s rotten in Britain today

Sirin Kale

28, Sep, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Owners face new trap in their bid to sell flats hit by Grenfell cladding crisis
Mortgage firms still want safety certificates on low-rise buildings, despite new ruling

Tom Wall

26, Sep, 2021 @8:08 AM

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Grenfell inquiry: London fire brigade’s water ‘could have reached top floor’
Firefighting equipment was available that ‘might have made the difference’, inquiry hears

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

20, Sep, 2021 @1:57 PM

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New housing secretary Michael Gove urged to fix building safety crisis
Iain Duncan Smith joins Westminster rally of homeowners trapped in unsellable and dangerous homes

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

16, Sep, 2021 @4:02 PM

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Grenfell survivors call for urgent ban on combustible building materials
Ministers have banned combustible materials on high-rises but have yet to decide whether to widen ban

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

13, Sep, 2021 @1:20 PM

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