Grenfell tragedy followed 'years of neglect', Sadiq Khan says

Grenfell tragedy followed 'years of neglect', Sadiq Khan says

Grenfell tragedy followed 'years of neglect', Sadiq Khan says

He also appealed to anyone who may have escaped from the building, but has not yet come forward, to make themselves known.

Previously, the Metropolitan Police had confirmed 30 people had been killed in the inferno; the announcement Saturday almost doubles that number. He said that the search and recovery operation in the 24-story Grenfell Tower continues, and it has been incredibly distressing for families.

Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show he said: "I spoke to the DPP yesterday and there are prosecutors already in advising the police". We investigate criminal matters.

They said they would provide an updated figure on Monday.

Mr Cundy added: "My commitment to families is that as soon as we can, we will locate and recover their loved ones". One, are our regulations correct, do they permit the right kind of materials and ban the wrong kind of materials?

"That will be a subject that the inquiry will look at".

"People in this community are sick to death of platitudes from politicians", he added.

It came as Philip Hammond said the criminal investigation would examine whether building regulations had been breached when the block was overhauled.

Terrorism suspected in crash near London mosque
Britain has been on high alert following a pair of attacks in recent weeks that claimed the lives of some 30 people. That incident came just a week after the Manchester Arena attack, which killed 22 and left more than 100 injured.

THESE are the harrowing first official images showing the charred remains of flats inside Grenfell Tower.

Lammy, who lost a friend in the fire - talented young artist Khadija Saye - also said that the residents' treatment by the authorities had been "absolutely appalling", with volunteers stepping in to help instead.

London's Metropolitan Police confirmed Friday they had launched a criminal investigation into the incident.

What makes the London fire maddening for fire experts who believe in the "stay put" rule is that the Grenfell may have lacked numerous safety redundancies necessary to make it work.

Cladding used on Grenfell Tower was banned in UK * Stay put?

Police say 79 people are now dead or missing after the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London.

The cause of Wednesday's blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that exterior paneling may have spread the flames.

An inquiry should be properly resourced so it can get the full truth about the fire as quickly as possible, he said. Hands cautioned that officials dont yet have exact details about the renovation that ended just a year ago.

2 dead in suspected jihadist attack on Mali spa
In March the same year, a grenade and gun attack on La Terrasse nightclub in Bamako killed five people, including foreigners. Malian security minister Salif Traore told AFP news agency that it was a jihadist attack, while conforming the casualties.

In an interview with Sky News, shadow chancellor John McDonnell called for sprinkler systems to be fitted to high-rise buildings to avoid similar incidents. "My understanding is that the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in Europe and the United States, is also banned here".

The MP called on the government to find and preserve all emails, meeting documents, correspondence with contractors, safety assessments, specifications and reports in order to withhold justice for the victims.

"It is human nature for most of us - if we know there's a fire, start moving and get out", said Robert Solomon of the National Fire Protection Association, a USA -based organization that studies fire safety globally.

Detectives investigating the fire at Grenfell Tower in London say new footage of the gutted building's burned-out interior shows just how hard the task of finding and identifying bodies is proving to be.

Sadiq Khan has joined a congregation at a church service near Grenfell Tower.

The families of Grenfell Tower victims also visited Mrs May at Downing Street.

A woman attaches a rose to a poster of a person missing in the Grenfell apartment tower block fire in North Kensington, London, Britain, June 17, 2017.

Pam Anderson Blasts British Prime Minister In Defense of Julian Assange
But Pamela was full of praise for the PM's rival Jeremy Corbyn who "could and should be the next prime minister". Model-actress Pamela Anderson has shared a love-filled post for Julian Assange on her official blog.

Recommended News

  • Turkey troops arrive in Qatar for long-planned drills-Al Jazeera

    Turkey troops arrive in Qatar for long-planned drills-Al Jazeera

    They also urged their own citizens in Qatar to leave and threatened imprisonment and fines for anyone who criticizes the measures. The country has also been shipping dairy and poultry products to Doha , to make up for the halt in Saudi Arabian imports.

    Real Madrid selling Cristiano Ronaldo would be a 'big mistake' - Calderon

    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly very keen on the Brazilian and sees him as a key part of his summer transfer strategy. Mark Ogden isn't overly convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will be leaving Real Madrid after recent reports suggesting otherwise.

    Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Director Acquires 514227 Shares of Stock

    Williams Capital Group raised its rating on Gastar Exploration Inc .to Buy on 20/10/2016 in a reversal from its prior Hold rating. On a daily basis over the past month, the average true range of the stock, as expressed in percentage terms, is 8.1%.
  • Trump acknowledges that he's being investigated

    Vice President Mike Pence hired an outside lawyer to represent his legal interests in the expanding Russian Federation probe. On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported Mueller is investigating Trump directly , over alleged obstruction of justice.
    Cairn tax dispute: IT dept orders recovery of Rs 10K crore

    Cairn tax dispute: IT dept orders recovery of Rs 10K crore

    The I-T department will now proceed to take over the 9.8% shareholding Cairn Energy had in Cairn India . This notice followed Cairn Energy losing an appeal in the tax tribunal ITAT against the levy.
    Pitch Perfect 3 stars get emotional on last day of filming

    Pitch Perfect 3 stars get emotional on last day of filming

    Near the end of the trailer, we see the cast's emotional moment as production wrapped, and that same emotion will surely be translated onto the screen.
  • 1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism

    1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism

    Muslim Association of Britain President Omer El-Hamdoon said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this evil attack". She said her thoughts were with the injured, their loved ones and emergency officials who responded to the incident.
    Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for military exercise

    Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for military exercise

    On another hand, the recent concerted actions against Doha , backed by the US government, has sounded an alarming bell to Turkey . They are also perturbed by the fact that Qatar has maintained open relations with Iran , Saudi Arabia's adversary in the region.
    Israel goodwill Ramadan efforts cut after Palestinian attack

    Israel goodwill Ramadan efforts cut after Palestinian attack

    Layali Othman, 37, from Ramallah said her family received a permit for the holiday and had planned to visit Jaffa and Jerusalem. At times the attacks were daily occurrences, but they have relatively subsided in recent months.
  • Deputy AG says he may have to recuse himself from Russian Federation probe

    The Twitter attacks came as Vice-President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight of the probe given his own role in Comey's firing.
    Wife of Nik Wallenda hangs by teeth over Niagara Falls

    Wife of Nik Wallenda hangs by teeth over Niagara Falls

    Trapese artist Erendira, also the wife of famed daredevil Nik Wallenda , broke her husband's record by just 50 feet. Wallenda had stood by a hoop hanging from a helicopter during a pre-NASCAR vehicle show.

    Leo Varadkar meets Theresa May at Downing Street

    London , Belfast, Dublin and Brussels all want to keep the border open, but no agreement has been reached. The DUP and Sinn Fein are taking part in Thursday's talks at Downing Street , along with smaller parties.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.