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UK Fire Chiefs Step into Fight Over High-Rise Insurance

Call for insurers to take ‘informed approach’ as leaseholders face rise in premiums of up to 1,200%     The Guardian Fire chiefs have intervened in the financial crisis affecting hundreds of thousands of high-rise leaseholders by urging insurers to ...

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U.S. Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Fire at London’s Grenfell Tower

Lawsuit against Whirlpool and cladding and insulation manufacturers     PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. judge in Philadelphia has dismissed a lawsuit filed over the 2017 fire at London’s Grenfell Tower that killed 72 people. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson ...

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Britain Marks Third Anniversary of High-Rise Fire Tragedy

72 dead in worst blaze since World War II     LONDON (AP) — Britain is marking the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower apartment block fire with a virtual church service to remember the 72 people who died in ...

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UK Offers Guarantee Over Evidence in Grenfell Fire Probe

Oral comments before inquiry not to be used     By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain’s attorney general offered a guarantee Wednesday not to use oral comments from witnesses testifying before the Grenfell Tower Inquiry in subsequent ...

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Chair of London High-Rise Fire Inquiry Seeks Witness Immunity Pledge

New development in Grenfell investigation     By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The chairman of the inquiry into a London apartment building fire that killed 72 people wrote Britain’s attorney general Thursday to ask for a pledge ...

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Firms in Grenfell Tower Inquiry Accept No Blame for Fire

Someone else’s fault     LONDON (AP) — Firms involved in building work on London tower bloc that caught fire have sidestepped any responsibility for the 2017 tragedy that killed 72 people, a lawyer for the inquiry said. As the ...

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Cladding Again? Fire Hits UK Student Apartment

Safety concerns raised again after fire in Bolton   LONDON (AP) — A fire that swept through a six-story student apartment building in northern England has raised concerns that authorities failed to learn the lessons of the 2017 Grenfell Tower ...

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Britain’s Prime Minister Vows to Improve Fire Safety

Speeding up actions after Grenfell Tower tragedy     By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Wednesday vowed to speed up efforts to make sure the dangerous cladding used in the Grenfell Tower is ...

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London Fire Brigade Criticized for Shelter in Place Order at Grenfell Fire

Evacuation questioned in fire that killed 72 people     Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A report on a deadly apartment block fire in London condemned the London Fire Brigade and concluded that fewer people would have died if the ...

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