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Grenfell Tower survivors were let down and their trauma worsened by the efforts of the local authority to rehouse them, a report claims. North Kensington Law Centre, which has provided legal advice to around 250 households from Grenfell Tower and the surrounding area, said the performance of the local council…
Two illegal immigrants who falsely claimed more than £100,000 in accommodation and pre-paid credit cards by posing as victims of the Grenfell Tower fire are facing jail. Elaine Douglas and Tommy Brooks, who are Jamaican nationals, were put up in hotels for almost a year before staff at the Royal…
A fraudster who posed as Grenfell Tower survivor has been called "the worst of the human race" by real victims of the tragedy as she was jailed for four-and-a-half years. Joyce Msokeri, 47, claimed she escaped from the west London fire last year, where her husband and sister-in-law had perished,…
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have called for Kensington and Chelsea Council (RBKC) to be placed into special measures after the Government admitted it is unlikely everyone will be rehoused within a year of the fire. Grenfell United, the main group representing survivors and the bereaved, has written to…
An independent task force set up in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire has accused Kensington and Chelsea Council of failing to take effective action to help survivors of the disaster. A new report by the recovery task force said the council's record on converting plans into action on…
The Prince of Wales has praised the "unsung and unseen" hard work of Britain's nurses at a special event at Buckingham Palace. Accompanied by the Countess of Wessex, Charles met over 350 frontline nursing staff from across the country, including first responders to last year's terror attacks and Grenfell Tower…
Almost 100 families whose homes were destroyed in the Grenfell Tower fire remain stuck in hotels seven months on from the disaster, new figures show. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) was accused of "yawning failures" after its leader said only 12 surviving households had found permanent homes…
Seventy people and a stillborn baby make up the final death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire, police have confirmed. All those who died in the blaze in west London five months ago have been recovered and identified, the Metropolitan Police believe. A baby, Logan Gomes, who was stillborn, has…
The mental health response following the Grenfell Tower fire is the biggest operation of its kind in Europe, a doctor has said, with numbers affected likely to exceed 11,000. The unprecedented need following the blaze has transformed the Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL) into "the largest trauma…
Kensington and Chelsea Council has voted unanimously to end its contract with the organisation responsible for managing Grenfell Tower. The council is to terminate the current contract with the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) and replace it with a new arrangement to manage its housing stock. At a…
The head of the British Red Cross has admitted it took too long to reach out to community groups helping in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. Mike Adamson said the team should have coordinated better and faster with the North Kensington community volunteers on the ground, and that…
A woman who allegedly falsely claimed her husband died in the Grenfell Tower fire and obtained more than £10,000 in funds allocated for survivors has appeared in court. Joyce Msokeri, of Ambleside Gardens, Sutton, south London, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with seven counts of fraud by false representation.…
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