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Grenfell Tower

Residential tower in London known for the 14 June 2017 fire

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Grenfell Tower is a derelict 24-storey residential tower block in North Kensington in London, England, the remains of which are still standing following a severe fire in June 2017. The tower was completed in 1974, as part of the first phase of the Lancaster West Estate. The tower was named after Grenfell Road, which ran to the south of the building; the road itself was named after Field Marshal Lord Grenfell, a senior British Army officer.

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'Seeing everyone together like this is very special – it makes you want to fight more against the cladding on other buildings'
Credit: Independent - Published 2 days ago

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Remembrance services, vigils and a silent walk are the events being attended by survivors.
2 days ago • BBC News
Two years on from the Grenfell Tower fire, 328 high-rises still have the same type of cladding.
3 days ago • BBC News
When the Grenfell Tower fire killed 72 people it destroyed families and friendships.
3 days ago • BBC News
Messages highlighting "unsafe" conditions have appeared in Manchester, Newcastle and London.
3 days ago • BBC News
'Two years later we cannot wait any longer, we need action now so everyone is safe in their homes,' say campaigners ahead of second anniversary of disaster
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

Friday will mark two years since the fire and the bereaved will gather by the tower to pay tribute.
4 days ago • BBC News
Defects in products made by U.S. companies ignited and fueled the catastrophic 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed 72 people, according to a lawsuit..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

As plans for the official memorial are developed, residents create their own memorials to the 72 victims.
5 days ago • BBC News
Residents voiced concerns about wooden cladding and lack of working fire alarms
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

Councils should have power to seize privately-owned tower blocks, says party
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Grenfell survivors are taking legal action in the US against three firms they blame for the fire.
1 week ago • BBC News
Met Police records more than 7,000 statements from witnesses and community members
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Scotland Yard says more than 7,100 statements have been taken relating to the fire, which left 72 dead.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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