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Did 2002 Materials Tests Predict Grenfell Tower Disaster?

Activists are urging British officials to make a full disclosure of the results of all testing on the building materials that contributed to the deadly 2017 fire at Grenfell Tower. The outcry comes after a document dated 2004 was leaked ...

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The Fires that Foretold Grenfell

Five fires that preceded Grenfell     BBC This 60-minute documentary is the dramatic, haunting story of five fires that foretold the Grenfell disaster, told through the eyes of those directly involved. This vivid and moving film for BBC Two ...

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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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