Council leader pledges that products used by firms connected to Grenfell Tower will not be used on council-owned buildings

Products from firms connected to the Grenfell Tower refurbishment will not be used on buildings owned by Kensington and Chelsea council. Deputy leader Kim Taylor-Smith made the pledge at the housing and scrutiny committee following revelations that contractors had used Kingspan  insulation on the multi-million pound Barlby School and adjacent Queensmill special school which is due to open this autumn.

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Campaigner who lost family in the Grenfell Tower fire tells of the lasting impact of contracting Covid

Months on from his stay in intensive care at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington Mr Choucair is still suffering from tiredness and the emotional after effects of covid. He lost his mother, sister, brother-in-law and three young nieces in the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower nearly four years ago .

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Residents’ fury as insulation made by Grenfell Tower supplier is used on new school

People bereaved by Grenfell are calling for a ban on products made by companies connected with the Grenfell Tower refurbishment being used on Kensington and Chelsea Council’s building projects. It comes after floor insulation was used on a new £36.5m school for children with special needs and primary school next door, a mile away from Grenfell Tower where 72 people tragically died.

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Former Grenfell resident tells inquiry residents safety concerns “weren’t listened to”

A former resident of Grenfell Tower said there were so many concerns about the refurbishment of the 24-storey building in the years before the blaze that there were calls for an independent inquiry into the way it was run. David Collins, who chaired the Grenfell Tower residents association said many who lived there were unhappy with the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation which looked after homes for the council.

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Residents’ fury as insulation made by Grenfell Tower supplier is used on new school

People bereaved by Grenfell are calling for a ban on products made by companies connected with the Grenfell Tower refurbishment being used on Kensington and Chelsea Council’s building projects. It comes after floor insulation was used on a new £36.5m school for children with special needs and primary school next door, a mile away from Grenfell Tower where 72 people tragically died.

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Council officer dismissed from new job after anxiety from helping in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire

A council officer  who suffered flashbacks after helping in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire said she had been concerned about her new job at Hammersmith and Fulham council. Rachael Wright-Turner told an employment tribunal she was not paranoid when she feared for her job after taking time off sick because “what I was worried about actually transpired”.

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Body found in Epping Forest has been identified as the missing 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye

A body found in a pond in Epping Forest has been identified as the missing 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye. Richard, who was a student at Oxford Brookes University, went missing from his home in Ladbroke Grove on Monday, March 22. His death is being treated as unexplained and police do not believe, at this stage, that there was any third-party involvement.

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