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Social housing projects cancelled after costs to make buildings fire safe...

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MORE than one in ten ‘affordable’ new homes planned by housing associations can no longer be built due to the costs of making buildings...

Value Engineering Scenes from the Grenfell Inquiry A new play...

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Value Engineering Scenes from the Grenfell Inquiry By Richard Norton-Taylor Produced and directed by Nicolas Kent The Tabernacle Powis Square, London W11 13 October-13 November 2021 Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham 16 November- 20...

Current Public meetings

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BRIXTON Tuesday 26 October, 7.30pm St Paul’s with St Saviour’s Community Centre 24 Blenheim Gdns, SW2 5PZ speakers: Sheila Torrance WRP Cen Cttee Cheryl Sanchez Julian Assange...

FBU issued cladding warning eight years before the Grenfell Inferno!

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THE government did not act on advice from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) to issue ‘a warning to housing providers’ about the danger of...

Tory ‘Orwellian’ attempts to cover Grenfell Tower atrocities in secrecy

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THE CAMPAIGN group ‘openDemocracy’ has revealed evidence of a concerted campaign by a secretive government Freedom of Information (FOI) screening unit to interfere with...

400 angry leaseholders rally at Parliament – they demand property owners...

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OVER 400 angry leaseholders from the End Our Cladding Scandal campaign, the National Leasehold Campaign rallied in Parliament Square last Thursday demanding an end...

Grenfell Towers are everywhere! Capitalism cannot be regulated, it must be...

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THE TORY government is pushing its Building Safety Bill that it says addresses the big issue of fire safety raised by the horrific Grenfell...

Grenfell cladding companies ‘total neglect of safety’ – QC – ‘Flammable...

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A BARRISTER for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire told the public inquiry that a ‘total neglect of safety’ was at the heart of...

No demolition without our say so – Grenfell families

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‘NOTHING is going to happen to it until we say so,’ Karim Musilly from Genfell United said defiantly yesterday, responding to reports that the...

Milan cladding blaze on scale of Grenfell!

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A BLAZE on the scale of the Grenfell Tower Fire broke out around 5:30pm local time on Sunday at the Torre dei Moro building...

GPs at breaking point! – While big pharma fleece the NHS

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THE ROYAL College of GPs (RCGP) has sounded the alarm over the crisis in general practice, calling yesterday for an urgent emergency rescue plan. Professor...

Building Safety Bill ‘vitally flawed’ says FBU’s Wrack

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MATT WRACK – the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) – has responded to the passing of the Building Safety Bill in...

Open pipes turned Grenfell into a gas oven Shut-off valves hidden...

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CRUCIAL valves to stop gas from fuelling the Grenfell Tower fire may have been built over during refurbishment, the ongoing inquiry into the fire...

BMA launch ‘Lessons Learned’ inquiry into Pandemic

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DOCTORS’ union the British Medical Association (BMA) has launched its own ‘Lessons Learned’ inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic. This is ahead of the Tory...

GRENFELL CRISIS – 88 claimants refuse to negotiate with council until...

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THE HIGH Court has ruled that the 1,000 claims against The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and its tenant management organisation (TMO)...

Grenfell smoke system failed

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‘DAMPER’ devices placed in Grenfell Tower’s ventilation system to prevent the spread of smoke were of the ‘lowest possible standard’, the ongoing Grenfell inquiry...

KCTMO chief admits blame for Grenfell

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FORMER chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) Robert Black told the Grenfell Tower Inquiry last week that ‘a failure to...

Gold & Ashes: A photo series by Feruza Afewerki

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Gold & Ashes: A photo series by Feruza Afewerki  Outdoor Exhibition From the 12th June – 31st August 2021  Freston Road and Bramley Studio, London W10...

Still no justice for Grenfell!!

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AHEAD of today’s fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire of 14th June 2017, survivors and bereaved relatives have condemned the lack of progress...

70 schools built with flammable insulation

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MORE than 70 schools have been built using combustible insulation since the material was banned on high-rise apartment blocks after the Grenfell Tower disaster,...

Overthrow bankrupt capitalism with socialist revolution! – demands WRP May Day...

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‘IT IS our international duty to organise the overthrow of the capitalist system here in Britain,’ WRP General Secretary Frank Sweeney told the 100-strong...

Abolish cladding loan scheme! demands Housing, Communities & Local Government Select...

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THE CURRENT government-proposed cladding loan scheme must be abolished – and it should be replaced with a ‘comprehensive’ fund, a cross-party group of MPs...

Grenfell tenants were treated as ‘sub-citizens’. All those responsible for...

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TENANTS of the Grenfell Tower warned time and again about the dangerous building they were living in, but their cries for action fell on...

Grenfell residents give evidence to the Inquiry – ‘We were treated...

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THE GRENFELL Tower fire Inquiry heard from the residents themselves yesterday including Lee Chapman the secretary of the leaseholders association who had repeatedly raised...

HOUSING OMBUDSMAN TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS OF MOULD & DAMP – but...

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THE HOUSING Ombudsman has launched an investigation into damp and mould in buildings – which has shown just how widespread it now is throughout...

3-quarters of medium-rises use combustible material!

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THREE-QUARTERS of cladding systems on new medium-rise buildings use combustible materials, data show. These include 76 schools, 25 hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and older people’s...

Police officer charged as a neo-Nazi recruiter! Another probed for ‘raping...

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A METROPOLITAN Police officer is facing jail after acting as a recruiter for a banned neo-Nazi terrorist group. PC Benjamin Hannam, from Edmonton in...

Grenfell survivors want jail sentences for those responsible for the...

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LAWYERS for victims of the Grenfell fire have indicted the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea council, which owned the Grenfell tower block, and...

Inquiry into police spying on unions – union heads demand transparency

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LEADERS of many of the largest and most prominent trade unions in the UK, have jointly signed a letter demanding that immediate action is...

Arconic warned of cladding fire risk a decade before Grenfell!

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THE COMPANY that made the Grenfell Tower cladding was warned of the risks of a building fire that would kill ‘60 to 70’ people...

‘THEY WILL NOT FORGET–THEY WILL NOT FORGIVE’ – Tory MP warns...

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IN THE House of Commons on Wednesday, Conservative MP Royston Smith said the housing market was at risk of partial ‘collapse’, with many leaseholders...

Grenfell fire and corona pandemic underline that under capitalism life ...

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THE GRENFELL inquiry has heard from the bosses of both the insulation and the cladding companies that produced the flammable material installed on the...

Grenfell – Schmidt says not his priority to understand fire safety...

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CLAUDE SCHMIDT, president of Arconic that made the Grenfell Tower cladding, has said it was not his ‘priority’ to understand fire safety tests and...

Leaseholders’ cladding nightmare is continuing – Tory extra £3.5 billion is...

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‘THREE and a half years on from Grenfell and hundreds of thousands can’t sleep at night because their homes are unsafe,’ Labour’s Shadow Housing...

HAL has made Heathrow a fire risk for passengers & staff!...

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STRIKING Heathrow Airport workers are being treated with complete and utter contempt by Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL). Thousands of lives have been put at risk!...

Hundreds of blocks of flats are found to be death traps...

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IN THE HUGE public outcry at the deaths of 72 people in the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, the demand for safety checks...

‘Tearing up the Human Rights Act would be a giant leap...

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‘TEARING up the Human Rights Act would be a giant leap backwards. It would be the single biggest reduction in rights in the history...

FBU demands emergency funding – London Fire Brigade is facing £20m...

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PM Johnson has been urged to deliver emergency funds to protect London from £20m of fire cuts. The London Fire Brigade faces £20m of cuts...

Nearly 500 students still living in ‘fire-trap’!

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NEARLY 500 students still remain living in a housing complex in west London while waiting for alternative accommodation despite it having been deemed a...

Khadija Saye: Breath is Invisible

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Khadija Saye 1992-2017 236 Westbourne Grove W11 2RH Until August 7th BY LUCY LAVER WITH THE reconvening of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry on Monday and the...

Grenfell Inquiry bans survivors and relatives while safety experts didn’t even...

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GRENFELL survivors and relatives of the 72 people killed in the Grenfell Tower inferno are furious that they have been excluded from the inquiry...

FBU Warns Tory PM And London’s Labour Mayor ‘Not To...

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THE Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has vowed to fight ‘unthinkable’ proposals to cut the budget for the London Fire Brigade by £25m over two...

National Audit Office Says Families Will Live In Fire Deathtraps Until...

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IT HAS been three years since the horrific Grenfell fire which killed 72 men, women and children. Three years and there are still seven...

3 Years After Grenfell Fire!

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'IT'S been an absolute outrage that three years later and the Grenfell families still have no justice, and homes are still unsafe,’ Joe Delaney,...

Black Lives Matter: 60,000 Rally And March In London

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SIXTY THOUSAND youth and older workers joined the Black Lives Matter march in London on Saturday, from Parliament Square to the Home Office, then...