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  • Published on 20 Jul 2017

    Can we trust the independent fire safety tests being carried out after the Grenfell Tower disaster? We highlight a potential conflict of interest at the heart of the testing regime.

  • Conservative MP Sir David Amess says he will be raising the potential conflict of interest revealed by Channel 4 News with appropriate ministers “as a matter of urgency”. The joint Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fire Safety and Rescue said without transparency, there’s a danger the public will lose confidence in the whole thing. Channel…

  • Published on 19 Jul 2017

    He moved seats during a dinner at the G20 to sit next to Vladimir Putin. But what Donald Trump talked about with the Russian leader in this hitherto undisclosed meeting, we shall probably never know. The only other person present was a Russian translator. Mr Trump called the media speculation about the meeting “sick”.

  • There are few women and even fewer ethnic minority stars: the BBC has published its list of top earners to an outcry over diversity. Theresa May demanded to know why the corporation paid women less than men for doing the same job, while a number of high profile presenters were forced to defend their salaries.

  • North Kensington resident, Tomassina Hessel, and Justice for Grenfell campaigner, Moira Samuels, discuss Kensington and Chelsea Council’s response to the tower block fire.

  • The council at the heart of the Grenfell Tower disaster is meeting tonight. On the agenda: formally approving a new leader and chief executive. But they’ll also debate a petition signed by more than 1,500 people calling for the entire council leadership to resign, claiming there’s no confidence in their ability to manage public buildings.

  • As Kensington and Chelsea Council try to appoint a new leadership, Grenfell Tower residents tell the whole lot to resign.  

  • Published on 18 Jul 2017

    Pink pens just “for her”, mums who make the gravy and do the washing-up before being told to be “beach body ready”. We’ve all seen the ads. Now the Advertising Standards Authority is cracking down on gender stereotypes, including ones which show men failing to carry out simple household tasks.

  • The Trump travel ban is still stalled before the courts. Afghanistan was not on the list of Muslim-majority countries affected by the ban, but a group of young roboticists from that country has become a cause celebre. They had a very diffcult journey to the US. We went along to meet them when they began…

  • 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.

  • It was one of his flagship election pledges, yet President Trump has lost his bid to repeal and replace large parts of Barack Obama’s healthcare law for the second time, after two Republican senators refused to back the proposal. A furious President, on Twitter, declared Congress should just repeal Obamacare and worry about replacing it…

  • Inflation fell unexpectedly in June, thanks to lower fuel prices. It dropped to 2.6%, reducing the pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates in the short term. But it hasn’t quite reduced the pressure on cash-strapped consumers.  

  • For decades, life expectancy has been steadily going up. But new analysis shows that unlike other rich countries like Hong Kong and Japan, in England it has dramatically stalled since 2010, when the Conservatives introduced austerity. Experts say it could be linked to what they called “miserly” spending on health and social care. The Department of Health insists the NHS has…

  • Rotherham MP Sarah Champion, who’s the Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, says the law is clear that children cannot consent to sex and that guidelines denying them compensation must be updated.