Firefighters

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Fire risk ‘cover-up’ one of ‘greatest scandals of our time’, Grenfell inquiry hears
Ministers’ ‘unbridled passion for deregulation’ made them ‘junior partner’ of construction industry

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

06, Dec, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Grenfell inquiry: fire chief admits brigade part of ‘institutional failure’
Andy Roe says organisation failed to join up information and lacked training to deal with ‘shock’ of situation

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @8:30 PM

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Grenfell inquiry: fire chief warned ministers of high-rise faults before fire
Dany Cotton said some London residents were at ‘significant risk of fire spread’ and requested meeting

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

25, Nov, 2021 @7:04 PM

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Front-line chaplains: emergency services for the soul
Could you calm someone living in a war zone? Michael Segalov meets five counsellors facing up to terrible challenges

Michael Segalov

07, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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House explosion in Ayr puts four people in hospital
Emergency services at scene after blast in western Scottish town that was heard several miles away

Harry Taylor

19, Oct, 2021 @1:21 AM

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Man dies after explosion causes house in Lancashire to collapse
Property in Chorley suffered severe fire, which resulted in death of man believed to be in his 50s

Tom Ambrose and agency

15, Oct, 2021 @6:10 PM

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Sunak expected to confirm end to public sector pay freeze
Exclusive: Unions say if departments are not given funding to raise pay then in effect freeze will remain

Heather Stewart Political editor

15, Oct, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Gratitude Games launched to support mental health of UK emergency workers
Annual Olympics-style event will be held from next year to raise money to tackle trauma faced at work

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

09, Sep, 2021 @10:17 AM

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UK sends firefighters to Greece to help the battle against wildfires
At least 400 wildfires are raging across the country, which have killed one and injured 20 so far

Helena Smith in Athens and Jedidajah Otte

07, Aug, 2021 @7:01 PM

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Grenfell: councillor was told about cheaper cladding plan before fire
Rock Feilding-Mellen said he was emailed about potential cladding change but didn’t understand significance

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

28, May, 2021 @9:19 AM

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Grenfell inquiry: Tory housing chief says council ‘lacked humanity’
Inquiry also hears that Quentin Marshall ‘was not sympathetic’ to residents’ complaints about refurbishment works

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

19, May, 2021 @2:26 PM

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Grenfell inquiry: ex-councillor apologises to those who had lives ‘shattered’
Rock Feilding-Mellen says he regrets not asking questions about fire safety when cladding was chosen

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

18, May, 2021 @3:21 PM

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