Keme Nzerem

  • 18 Jul 2017

    The new figures on life expectancy reveal the stark inequality in many parts of the country, not least Kensington, where some of the wealthiest residents live just a few streets from the wreckage of Grenfell Tower, a neighbourhood ranked in the most deprived 10% in England.

  • 12 Jul 2017

    A vigil will be held tonight to mark a month since flames tore through the Grenfell Tower. Today the coroner for Westminster revealed that 34 of the people who died in the disaster have been identified. But for many relatives, there is still an agonising search for answers. Jackie Long has been speaking to one…

  • 7 Jul 2017

    Trust: there’s not a lot of it around in a community which feels forgotten, abandoned and unheard. And last night, there were heckles and jeers as the Grenfell inquiry chair Sir Martin Moore-Bick faced angry residents at a meeting in West London. There was disquiet over the inquiry’s timescale and terms of reference, as Sir…

  • 6 Jul 2017

    Sir Martin Moore-Bick is speaking to residents of the Lancaster West estate at a question and answer session in Kensington.

  • 4 Jul 2017

    Three weeks after Grenfell, and all of the questions that surround that disaster have reverberated around local councils and regeneration schemes. Now council tenants in Haringey have protested over their local authority’s plans, which would see £2 billion worth of land transferred to a private company. That company would be jointly owned by the council…

  • 2 Jul 2017

    Ministers pressure the government to lift the 1% cap on public sector pay amid the growing unease with austerity – and warnings that health service workers will ‘vote with their feet’ unless the pay freeze is tackled.

  • 1 Jul 2017

    The government has put Kensington and Chelsea Council on notice – after its leaders resigned over the handling of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Senior Labour figures say the breakdown in trust is now so severe that urgent action is needed to restore the faith of the local community – while communities secretary Sajid Javid said…

  • 23 Jun 2017

    A man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with murder and attempted murder following the Finsbury Park terror attack. Darren Osborne was arrested after a van was allegedly driven into Muslim worshippers as they emerged from evening prayers at the north London mosque. Today people have been gathering there again for the…

  • 22 Jun 2017

    The man who died in the attack outside Finsbury Park mosque had “multiple injuries” according to a post mortem. Makram Ali was among the victims of a terror attack as he left Ramadan night prayers in the early hours of Monday morning. His family have described the 51-year-old father of six as a “gentle man”,…

  • 19 Jun 2017

    The Prime Minister and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who represents the local area, have both visited Finsbury Park Mosque today and spoken to local faith leaders and residents.

  • 15 Jun 2017

    Local residents have been holding a vigil to remember those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire. Our correspondent, Keme Nzerem, is just around the corner from here, at a wall where people have been posting messages of condolence and memorial.

  • 29 May 2017

    For the last year the celebrated transvestite potter Grayson Perry has been exploring the divisions that lead to last June’s Brexit vote. But do they still define us? Perry has a new documentary tomorrow night on Channel 4 – and a new piece of work – two vases representing “leave” and “remain”. And he’s been…

  • 21 May 2017

    In what many may see as a change from his campaign’s anti-Muslim rhetoric President Trump has spoken of friendship, hope and love to the leaders of over 50 Muslim-majority countries. But he also called on them to ‘drive extremists out of this Earth’.

  • 20 May 2017

    He was expelled from school at 15, developed one of the most soulful singing voices heard in a generation and won accolades at this year’s Brit Awards as the British Breakthrough Act. And he explains why he’s voting Labour.

  • 4 May 2017

    It’s no longer a choice between their sport and their faith: Basketball’s governing body has finally changed its rules on religious headgear – allowing athletes to wear hijabs during games.