Category Grenfell

Grenfell Tower: Tragedy grips victims six months on [Al Jazeera]

Report on recovery efforts six month after the Grenfell Tower fire. First published in Al Jazeera Online: At Notting Hill Methodist Church, six months after a deadly fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in West London, a young woman addresses the floor. “I lived on the 23rd floor of Grenfell Tower for 23 years,” the […]

Six months after the Grenfell Tower fire, Labour’s Emma Dent Coad speaks out

Interview with Labour MP for Kensington & Chelsea Emma Dent Coad on developments six months after the Grenfell Tower fire. Includes video footage. First published in The Canary: It’s been six months since a fire ripped through social housing block Grenfell Tower in the West London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. And still little has […]

Kensington and Chelsea may have just avoided another major embarrassment after Grenfell

Report on the treatment of seven women living in a refuge by organisations in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea. First published in The Canary on 31 July 2017: Residents in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) are under pressure once more. After the media furore over RBKC’s treatment of Grenfell Tower survivors, […]

Make no mistake. Kensington and Chelsea’s latest meeting about Grenfell was shameful [OPINION]

Opinion and account of Kensington & Chelsea’s first open meeting after the Grenfell Tower fire. First published in The Canary on 20 July 2017: This all showed that the new Conservative leader of the council, Elizabeth Campbell, will have a tough job ahead of her. She proved to be deeply unpopular among crowds and the […]

It’s not just Grenfell. These tenants have been warning about fire safety for years

In-depth feature on residents of a block in London owned by Genesis Housing Association who came forward straight after the revelations from the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June. They say their repeated concerns over fire safety also fell on deaf ears. And they say they have been cautioning the housing association for over a […]

A Grenfell survivor tells The Canary how he fears the council will make him homeless [The Canary]

Interview with a Grenfell Tower fire survivor on the blaze and his experience afterwards with the council. First published in The Canary on 19 June 2017: After escaping Grenfell Tower from the 17th floor, a survivor explained how his support from the council has left him fearing the worst and believes it may be trying […]

This is the powerful account from one firefighter at Grenfell Tower

Anonymous account from a firefighter at Grenfell Tower on the night of 14 June. Should be shared widely. First published in The Canary on 19 June 2017: A firefighter deployed to fight the blaze at Grenfell Tower on the morning of 14 June has sent an anonymous letter to campaign group Save the UK Fire Service. […]