• Published on 24 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    The Glastonbury festival chants Jeremy Corbyn’s name as the Labour leader introduces hip-hop act Run The Jewels. Just what is going in with British politics?

  • Published on 24 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    Georgia Gould said fire service experts warned the north London council that residents were not safe in some council housing blocks.

  • Published on 24 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    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”.

  • Published on 24 Jun 2017 Sections Politics, World

    High-rise council tenants are being forced to move after the Grenfell Tower blaze exposed wider safety concerns.

  • Published on 23 Jun 2017 Sections

    Dr Gary Wannan, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, and Louise Theodosiou, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, discuss the impact of the Grenfell Tower disaster on the children affected and how they should be helped.

  • Published on 23 Jun 2017 Sections

    When Grenfell Tower was destroyed by fire last week, many families living in neighbouring blocks also had to evacuate their homes. Eleven-year-old Sara El Saied was amongst them. Sara was living with her family on Grenfell Walk, right opposite the tower, when the fire broke out. And from the moment the family fled that night,…

  • Published on 23 Jun 2017 Sections

    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…

  • Published on 23 Jun 2017 Sections Europe

    What do EU citizens living in this country think about their future after Brexit? Will they feel welcome? How secure do they feel? Michael Crick has been finding out.

  • Published on 23 Jun 2017 Sections Europe

    “Below our expectations.” “Particularly vague”. “Not a breakthrough.” Yes, it’s fair to say there was a less than ecstatic response from the other European leaders to Theresa May’s promise that three million EU citizens will be able to stay in the UK after Brexit. At the end of her first EU summit since she failed…

  • Published on 23 Jun 2017 Sections

    According to latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government, cladding in 14 high rises has failed a combustibility test. The towers are in nine local authority areas, including Camden, Manchester, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Hounslow.  The locations of the other four have not yet been made public.

  • Published on 23 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    As police investigate whether the Grenfell Tower fire was manslaughter, 14 other high-rise buildings have now failed the safety tests.

  • Published on 23 Jun 2017 Sections Europe, Politics, World

    EU leaders wonder if UK general election signals counter-revolution

    The EU delegations, as ever rather well informed about UK politics, mutter that Theresa May can’t last for long and appears to be the prisoner of the Hard Brexit Right (as they would term it).

  • Published on 22 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    The London Mayor Sadiq Khan has declared that the entire leadership at Kensington and Chelsea council should consider their positions – saying there was “not a chance in hell” that residents would have “the semblance of confidence” in them. The council’s chief executive has already quit – but are those with political power accepting their…

  • Published on 22 Jun 2017 Sections

    Grenfell Tower was home to people who had come to London from all corners of the world. Mahbboubeh, from Iran, was one of them. She moved into her flat on the third floor just seven months ago and was alone when the devastating fire tore through the tower block last week. She does not remember…

  • Published on 22 Jun 2017 Sections Business

    Andy Haldane, chief economist of the Bank of England, caused waves on the foreign exchanges yesterday after he disagreed with the Bank’s governor by suggesting interest rates should go up.