• Published on 4 Nov 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    One of the consequences of the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower has been to expose what residents say is the gulf between the people who live in the community and those who run it. A gulf brought into sharp focus by an ongoing battle to save a local college. Last year, the college was sold…

  • Published on 18 Oct 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    A number of Grenfell survivors were among hundreds of Kensington and Chelsea residents who had another testy meeting last night with the tenant management organisation. There are concerns about how the council plans to change the way they run social housing in the borough. But some residents say they now have an opportunity to take…

  • Published on 13 Sep 2017 Sections UK

    Only two people made it out alive from the 23rd floor – the very top of the Grenfell tower – on June 14th. This is their story.

  • Published on 13 Sep 2017 Sections UK

    Louise Christian, a human rights lawyer who represented victims of the Ladbroke Grove rail crash, which killed 31 people in 1999, and Martin Howe, the solicitor acting on behalf of over 40 of the Grenfell Tower fire survivors and bereaved families, discuss the public inquiry opening tomorrow.

  • Published on 13 Sep 2017 Sections UK

    The Grenfell public inquiry opens tomorrow, exactly three months on from the fire which took at least 80 lives. The judge heading it, its remit, its powers and the time it will take, all have been sources of controversy. So how can it succeed? Or is it doomed to failure?

  • Published on 13 Sep 2017 Sections Politics, UK, World

    The chance air pocket that enabled a son to carry his mother from the 23rd floor to safety from the Grenfell Tower – the only people to survive the fire from the topmost floor.

  • Published on 14 Aug 2017 Sections UK

    A silent march has been held in West London to commemorate the two month anniversary of the Grenfell fire. It comes as it’s emerged that up to 200 residents are still living in temporary accommodation.

  • Published on 3 Aug 2017 Sections UK

    Sometimes words alone aren’t enough to explain the issues. One man experimenting with a different medium is the poet and performer, Tony Walsh.

  • Published on 30 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    The Grenfell tragedy is on a scale not seen for decades in the United Kingdom. It has exposed acute divisions in society, dangerous weaknesses in social housing, planning, and fire regulations, and a gaping lack of trust between some of the most vulnerable and the authorities charged with looking after them.

  • Published on 28 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    For the families who escaped the tower, there is still a huge amount of emotional turmoil: many are still struggling to get the right support, others are yearning to be allowed back in to see the damage for themselves. And now that police say they have enough evidence for corporate manslaughter charges, will this bring this any…

  • Published on 28 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    82 high-rise buildings have failed a new fire safety test, in the wake of the Grenfell disaster, which for the first time investigated the combination of cladding and foam insulation. The government said it was now launching an independent review into building regulations and fire safety to help make any necessary improvements as quickly as possible.…

  • Published on 27 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    The police say they have ‘reasonable grounds’ to suspect Kensington and Chelsea Council and the authority’s Tenant Management Organisation may have committed corporate manslaughter. At least eighty people lost their lives in the fire. Scotland Yard said that a senior representative from each organisation would be interviewed as part of their ongoing criminal investigation.

  • Published on 25 Jul 2017 Sections Politics

    Andy Bates, from the National Federation of Tenant Management Organisations, says the tenant management organisation that was responsible for Grenfell Tower is unlike any other in the country, because it is far bigger.

  • Published on 25 Jul 2017 Sections Politics

    Reg Kerr-Bell, a former chairman of the Chelsea and Kensington Tenancy Management Organisation, who resigned after his concerns about the way it was run were ignored, says meetings could descend into chaos.

  • Published on 25 Jul 2017 Sections Business, Politics

    The Grenfell fire has brought into focus the bodies running much of Britain’s social housing – tenant management organisations, or TMOs. Kensington and Chelsea TMO, which ran Grenfell Tower and was responsible for its refurbishment, is the biggest in Britain, with nearly 10,000 properties and thousands of tenants. TMOs, especially Kensington and Chelsea, have been…