Almost 150 buildings still wrapped in Grenfell-style flammable cladding – more than three years after the disaster

By Jessie Mathewson, Local Democracy Reporter Londoners’ lives are “at risk” because of failures to reform building regulations in the wake of Grenfell Tower fire, Sadiq Khan has warned. The Mayor blamed the Government and building companies for letting down the Grenfell community by not acting swiftly enough. Mr […] Click here to view original…

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1,000 people including 700 students told to leave homes in London tower blocks immediately over cladding & safety fears

ABOUT 1,000 people are being asked to “immediately” quit their homes in six London tower blocks amid cladding and building safety fears. Residents of the flats in the Paragon estate in Brentford, including nearly 700 students, will be offered alternative accommodation until the buildings are declared safe. The Paragon […] Click here to view original…

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Number of tower blocks in London with 24-hour fire patrol doubles

image captionGrenfell Tower fire in June 2017 where 72 people died The number of blocks of flats in London which require round-the-clock monitoring due to potentially unsafe building materials has nearly doubled in seven months, the fire service said. The London Fire Brigade, which makes fortnightly checks on the […] Click here to view original…

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London high-rise undergoing cladding work hit by fire

Gaydon House in west London (picture: Reine Stevens) Sharelines The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said that 70 people were evacuated from Gaydon House – which is roughly two kilometres from Grenfell Tower – before firefighters arrived. One man had to be assisted from the 16th floor of the block […] Click here to view original…

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