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Cladding tests: 27 tower blocks fail checks

National News June 24, 2017 at 9:36 am

Some 27 high-rise residential blocks have failed fire safety tests because of the cladding used on them.

Tower block fire safety fears: 4,000 evacuated

National News June 24, 2017 at 8:13 am

As many as 4,000 people have been displaced after they were evacuated from their high-rise homes in London.

PM ‘proud’ to attend Armed Forces Day

National News June 24, 2017 at 2:00 am

The Prime Minister will join the Earl of Wessex, representing the Queen, and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon in Liverpool today to mark Armed Forces Day.

Grenfell insulation withdrawn by firm

National News June 24, 2017 at 12:36 am

The insulating product used to clad Grenfell Tower before a disastrous fire will no longer be used on high-rise buildings, the manufacturer has said.

Residents call towers evacuation a ‘shambles’

National News June 23, 2017 at 10:25 pm

Evacuated residents of a tower block in north London have spoken of their frustration at being asked to vacate their flats at short notice.

Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire

National News June 23, 2017 at 6:57 pm

Camden Council will evacuate 161 households from a tower block tonight amid fire safety concerns.

Fire victims moved from hotel with hours notice

National News June 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire who have been thrown out of a west London hotel with just a few hours notice.

NHS told to check cladding on all buildings

National News June 23, 2017 at 5:41 pm

NHS Trusts have been asked to urgently check buildings to establish if they are covered in the cladding used on Grenfell Tower.

Tennis star Dan Evans tests positive for cocaine

National News June 23, 2017 at 5:08 pm

British tennis No 3 Dan Evans has announced that he tested positive for cocaine in April.

Where has unsafe tower cladding been identified?

National News June 23, 2017 at 11:03 am

Checks are being carried out on hundreds of buildings across the country, as investigations into the deadly Grenfell Tower fire continue.