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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'This report could save lives' - Sadiq Khan Mayor of London praises LBC investigation

The Mayor of London has praised an LBC exclusive report into ‘forged’ cladding-safety certificates saying it could potentially “save lives.” LBC Correspondent Rachael Venables led an investigation which found evidence that a company in South-Wales has provided a number of forged ‘cladding-safety’ forms to unsuspecting customers, for thousands of […] Click here to view original…

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NHS heroes stuck in cladding ‘bureaucratic nightmare’, Mayor tells MPs

The Grenfell Tower block in west London in October 2019. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA. Hundreds of Hackney leaseholders are living with “considerable stress and anxiety” as they battle building owners, mortgage lenders and the government over the removal of potentially dangerous cladding. This was the message from Hackney’s mayor in […] Click here to view original…

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Jenrick pledges to continue cladding work despite lockdown

Communities secretary to tackle ‘deeply concerning’ slowdown in work to strip towers of flammable material Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has joined with city mayors pledging to carry out work to replace dangerous cladding on tower blocks following a “significant slowdown” in activity due to the coronavirus lockdown. Jenrick has […] Click here to view original…

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Regional leaders vow to continue cladding removal

Cladding is being replaced at Vallea Court in Manchester’s Green Quarter A group of local leaders, including Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, has pledged to continue work to remove unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings despite the Covid-19 lockdown. The pledge came in […] Click here to view original…

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