Grenfell Inquiry: Scotland Yard to investigate if lives were lost as result of “stay put” instruction
Scotland Yard is to investigate the London Fire Brigade over its use of the stay put policy during the Grenfell Tower Fire after claims that it cost lives – and should have been abandoned far earlier. Lawyers for the Fire Brigade told the public inquiry into the fire that a mass evacuation of the building would have been extremely difficult…
Grenfell Tower inquiry: ‘stay put advice failed’
They were told to stay inside their flats when the fire broke out. Now the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster has heard that the “stay put” advice substantially failed half an hour after the blaze broke out. Failing to abandon it then, the counsel to the inquiry said, could have made all the difference…
Author of Grenfell Tower review: ‘the lack of discipline has shocked me’
Dame Judith Hackitt talks about her independent building regulations review that was commissioned after Grenfell.
Camden council leader defends evacuations
Georgia Gould said fire service experts warned the north London council that residents were not safe in some council housing blocks.
Why we won’t leave our tower block
Camden residents Gemma Biggs and Hanad Mohamed are refusing to leave their Camden council flats despite fire safety fears, calling the local authority’s actions “chaotic”.
FactCheck: Fire alarm – but is it all smoke and mirrors?
The “25 per cent cuts” line deserves a bit of a pinch of salt, as does the complaint that the fire service as a whole has been hit harder by austerity than other public services.