Horrified NHS worker living in flats with dangerous cladding hit with £58,000 bill

Horrified NHS worker living in flats with dangerous cladding hit with £58,000 bill

By News Feed | 10 January 2021

Residents in Brindley House, Birmingham, were sent bills for the work A devastated flat owner in a block with dangerous cladding has told of her horror after opening a service bill demanding £58,000. NHS worker Hana Imaan, 40, was left reeling – as were fellow neighbours with bills as […] Click here to view original…

Jeremy Clarkson: Is there anyone honourable in government who’ll take on this deadly cladding disaster?

Jeremy Clarkson: Is there anyone honourable in government who’ll take on this deadly cladding disaster?

By News Feed | 10 January 2021

What a winter. America is teetering on the brink of civil war, a more infectious new strain of the virus has arrived from South Africa, we are all locked up like hedgehogs, Brexit is messing up food supplies to Northern Ireland and the normally placid state of Denmark has […] Click here to view original…

Nicola Sturgeon's constituents in cladding insurance fight

Nicola Sturgeon’s constituents in cladding insurance fight

By News Feed | 10 January 2021

More than 100 structures over 18 metres tall in Scotland are believed to have been clad with materials such as aluminium composite, which fuelled the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 Thousands of residents across Scotland, including in Nicola Sturgeon’s constituency, are fighting to insure their homes amid concerns over […] Click here to view original…

Thousands of new hospitals, flats and schools at risk of fire

Thousands of new hospitals, flats and schools at risk of fire

By News Feed | 10 January 2021

Nick Kirwin paid £160,000 for a new flat in Manchester but doesn’t know whether the cladding and insulation are safe A new block at Great Ormond Street Hospital and a school in Boris Johnson’s constituency are among nearly 1,400 public buildings with walls that could have fire risks, an […] Click here to view original…

Building safety minister tells cladding firm executives to “step up to the plate”

Building safety minister tells cladding firm executives to “step up to the plate”

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

BUILDING SAFETY minister Stephen Greenhalgh has told three current and former executives at the French division of the US company Arconic to stop hiding behind an arcane French law. The Government has demanded that the executives who supplied combustible cladding to Grenfell Tower “step up to the plate” after […] Click here to view original…

New proposals put forward to significantly reduce number of buildings requiring EWS checks

New proposals put forward to significantly reduce number of buildings requiring EWS checks

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

Wave of Conservative MPs back amendment to protect leaseholders from cladding costs Disabled leaseholders demand meeting with Jenrick over cladding issues Government ministers and officials told to give evidence to Grenfell inquiry Hundreds evacuated from council-owned block following gas leak Grenfell Inquiry restart delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions Minister […] Click here to view original…

London Mayor calls for levy on private developers to fund building safety

London Mayor calls for levy on private developers to fund building safety

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

MAYOR OF London Sadiq Khan has proposed that the Government introduce a “groundbreaking levy” on major private property developers that could raise £3 billion to address the “rampant inequality” in building safety standards and fund vital cladding replacement work on properties across the capital. Three-and-a-half years after the tragic […] Click here to view original…

Grenfell: Building safety minister tells cladding firm bosses to stop hiding behind rare law

Grenfell: Building safety minister tells cladding firm bosses to stop hiding behind rare law

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

NEVER FORGET: A woman reads messages of support written on the wall surrounding Grenfell tower in west London (Photo via Getty Images) THE BUILDING minister has criticised bosses at a cladding firm who may not appear at a Grenfell inquiry. Three of the people who have been asked to […] Click here to view original…

Couple Bankrupt After Being Told Their House Is Worth Nothing, Thanks To A Disaster 4 Years Ago

Couple Bankrupt After Being Told Their House Is Worth Nothing, Thanks To A Disaster 4 Years Ago

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

Birmingham couple Matt Browne and Lizzie Barnett had definite plans to start a family after selling their house for a bigger home, but that dream has come to a screeching halt due to one bizarre reason – their apartment in Birmingham is worth zero because of the Grenfell-style cover. […] Click here to view original…

'Step up' and face Grenfell inquiry, minister tells cladding firm bosses

‘Step up’ and face Grenfell inquiry, minister tells cladding firm bosses

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

The UK government has demanded that executives who supplied combustible cladding to Grenfell Tower “step up to the plate” after their refusal to give evidence to the public inquiry into the disaster provoked anger among the bereaved and survivors. On Sunday, Stephen Greenhalgh, the building safety minister, escalated a […] Click here to view original…

Couple planning to sell their house told it's worth 'zero' due to 'Grenfell-style cladding'

Couple planning to sell their house told it’s worth ‘zero’ due to ‘Grenfell-style cladding’

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

Couple planning to sell their house told it’s worth ‘zero’ Matt Browne and Lizzie Barnett, a couple from Birmingham, had definite plans of starting a family by selling their current home in order to fund a bigger one. But now, they have been told their flat in Birmingham is […] Click here to view original…

Couple wanting to sell flat told its worth 'zero' due to Grenfell-style cladding

Couple wanting to sell flat told its worth ‘zero’ due to Grenfell-style cladding

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

Matt Browne and Lizzie Barnett outside their home Fallout from the Grenfell cladding scandal has ruined a couple’s dream of starting a family. Matt Browne and Lizzie Barnett wanted to sell their Birmingham flat to have children in a bigger home. But they were shocked to be told by […] Click here to view original…