Anger erupts in London as Grenfell protesters take to the streets

Author

19 June, 2017

London's ambulance service said at least 18 people were in critical condition. May has outlined a series of measures to help those left homeless by the devastating fire which engulfed the 24-storey apartment block on Wednesday. British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed just a year ago. "This is a deeply distressing time and my thoughts remain with all those whose lives have been changed by this tragic incident", said Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police. It includes 30 deaths that already have been confirmed, and reports of people who are missing and presumed to have been killed. He says it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead at the building. "However, there may be other people who were in there on the night that others were not aware were there".

London police said an investigation, led by a detective from its homicide and major crime unit, would examine whether criminal offences had been committed although they said there was nothing to suggest the fire was started deliberately. He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately. "This should not have happened in the beginning", she said."I'm not here to blame anyone, that's not my concern", she said.

Dr Tomlin said the residents had gone from living normal lives before the tragedy to bringing their frustrations to the very top of Government.

It came after she met victims of the blaze at Downing Street, amid criticism she had not seen them in the immediate wake of the disaster.

It was reported that the material used in the cladding covering Grenfell was Reynobond PE - a cheaper, more flammable version of two available options.

"This is an absolutely very bad fire that took place".

Residents said May was far too slow to visit the stricken community, that the building had been unsafe and that officials have failed to give enough information and support to those who have lost relatives and their homes.

Forensic experts said the fire at Grenfell was so hot it could be compared to a cremation, which is going to make it hard to identify those who lost their lives.

Police have said it could take months to search the building and some victims might never be identified. This relies on dental records, fingerprints and DNA when possible and also features like tattoos or scars.

Former UFC champion Matt Hughes injured in truck collision with train
UFC president Dana White told ESPN that Hughes was airlifted to a hospital but did not specify where the incident took place. Hughes (45-9 MMA, 18-7 UFC), 43, is a 2010 UFC Hall of Famer and one of the greatest 170-pound fighters in MMA history.

Aisha Tyler Is Leaving 'The Talk'
In one post, Aisha wrote that life is about change and sometimes it can be both painful and handsome . Aisha Tyler has always been very open about her life during The Talk's panel discussions.

Saudi Paper: Qatari Extremist Finances Terrorist Groups In Yemen
His comments come after a top Iranian general claimed the Islamic Republic had evidence the USA was directly supporting the group. Former US secretary of state John Kerry as well as foreign ministers from different countries attended the two-day Oslo Forum.

Addressing the British people on her official birthday, Queen Elizabeth wrote of a "very sombre national mood" following a "succession of awful tragedies" that have befallen the British people over the last number of months.

Queen Elizabeth, 91, and her grandson Prince William also visited residents and emergency workers on Friday.

She said earlier that the national mood is somber but that Britain is resolute in the face of adversity.

This year, however, it is very hard to escape a very sombre national mood.

In a television interview Friday, she sidestepped questions over whether she had misread the public mood.

Meanwhile, dozens of people erupted into Kensington and Chelsea town hall to protest the lack of response following the fire.

The mayor also called on May to make speedy progress with the announced public inquiry into the tragedy, requesting that she publish an interim report "this summer at the latest" including all aspects of fire safety standards in high-rise towers.

Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations. Churches and community centres were providing meals and support, and donations of clothing, toys and household supplies are flooding in.


More news


  • Leeds United reportedly on the verge of signing 26-year-old midfielder

    Leeds United reportedly on the verge of signing 26-year-old midfielder

    However, new Boro manager Garry Monk is reluctant to see his captain sold. "After the season I had I was expecting to go forward in that process and be at Leeds ".
    Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

    Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

    That would put them one ahead of the New York Rangers, despite the fact that the Rangers had a 41-year head start on them. That's hasn't been a problem for Murray, who has given Pittsburgh's offense a chance to capitalize on its opportunities.
    Lakers owner, LeBron James' business manager have met several times

    Lakers owner, LeBron James' business manager have met several times

    James finished with a game-high 39 points on 15 of 27 shooting to go with 11 rebounds and 9 assists in the loss. At the 22:30 mark of " The Shop , ' James addresses his decision to return to the Cavaliers in 2014".
  • Escaped Georgia Inmates Captured

    Escaped Georgia Inmates Captured

    Law enforcement officials said Dubose and Rowe performed a home invasion of an elderly couple in Bedford County around 2 p.m. Authorities later spotted the stolen vehicle on Interstate 24 and tried to stop them near the Epps Mill Road exit.
    Roger Federer beaten by 39-year-old Tommy Haas on Stuttgart return

    Roger Federer beaten by 39-year-old Tommy Haas on Stuttgart return

    It was an incredible win for Haas - once world No 2 but now ranked down at 302 - who triumphed in the first round in Stuttgart . The Swiss superstar followed the expected script in the opening set, sweeping to a 6-2 advantage as he glided across the grass.
    'Happy' Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid

    'Happy' Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid

    Real's victory ensured they returned to Spain with the Champions League trophy, thus becoming the first club in the modern era to retain the cup.
  • Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

    Game 4 Friday was a physically demanding, emotionally draining 48-minute exercise that took almost three hours. As an athlete, one of the best feelings is going into enemy territory and just silencing their crowd.
    Marlins beat the Bucs in game one of a weekend series

    Marlins beat the Bucs in game one of a weekend series

    Straily is making his 11th appearance - eighth start - against Pittsburgh and is 3-3 with a 3.83 ERA in his previous chances. The Marlins also exchanged relievers, sending Brian Ellington to Triple-A New Orleans and recalling Drew Steckenrider.

    Theresa May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks

    Former Conservative cabinet minister Owen Paterson, asked about her future, said: "Let's see how it pans out". The tabloid Sun newspaper called the election result "MAYHEM".
  • Marriott CEO urges Trump to improve ties with Cuba

    Marriott CEO urges Trump to improve ties with Cuba

    A newly introduced Senate bill to lift remaining travel restrictions has attracted 54 co-sponsors, including 10 Republicans. In the last week, seven Republican senators from the Midwest have urged a go-slow approach to reversing the Obama changes.
    Bharara says Trump phone calls made him uncomfortable

    Bharara says Trump phone calls made him uncomfortable

    The action came after Trump had previously asked Bharara to stay on as US attorney, according to Bharara and those close to him. He said there should be an arms-length relationship between the president and those that are in a position to investigate him.

    Trump Offers 'Support' To May After Polls Setback

    May had called the snap vote in April to strengthen her mandate ahead of negotiations with the European Union to quit the bloc. Mrs May's party believes that government is in its DNA. "Mrs May is now fatally wounded", The Times wrote .