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Prime Minister Theresa May has faced criticism from a senior MP for failing to meet survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy when she visited the scene of the blaze. Mrs May met police and firefighters dealing with the aftermath of the disaster during a private visit to the west…
The firefighters who tried to rescue residents as they tackled the Grenfell Tower blaze could face future psychological issues, London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton has warned. She said the tough conditions and shocking scenes they faced, including a child being thrown from a window, had traumatised many. London Fire Brigade…
At least 17 people have died in the Grenfell Tower fire, although the death toll is still expected to rise, emergency services have said. Specialist urban search and rescue teams are being brought in to make the 24-storey tower block safe in north Kensington to allow firefighters and the police…
Companies, individuals and charities have sprung into action to offer help to anyone affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Here is a summary of some of the efforts so far: Rest centres set up nearby The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea said there was a rest centre at Harrow…
Five London hospitals have received patients affected by the blaze that engulfed a tower block in west London. NHS England said no details were available at present on the condition of people taken to hospital. The five hospitals are St Mary's, Chelsea and Westminster, Royal Free, St Thomas' and King's…
A victim group has said it is formally withdrawing from the national inquiry into child sexual abuse, claiming the investigation is "not fit for purpose". Survivors of Organised and Institutional Abuse (SOIA) said it announced the decision with "deep regret" but felt the probe was not serving the needs of…
Nurses must always ensure they are safe when providing care, according to guidance issued in the wake of recent terror attacks. Australian nurse Kirsty Boden (pictured) was killed after she ran towards danger to help people injured in the terror attack on London Bridge on Saturday. Her family said that…
A nursery worker was slashed by three women who attacked her in the street while shouting "Allah", her colleague has said. The white woman, who is in her 30s, was said to have been left in "shock" after she was set upon by a trio "dressed all in black" as…
The British Red Cross has launched a new UK Solidarity Fund to help victims of terrorism anywhere in Britain. The UK-wide fund will support people who have been injured, bereaved or traumatised by terror attacks to help reduce immediate suffering and ensure that victims and their families do not face…
A sick 15-year-old boy has been robbed of much of his childhood as a result of his parents exaggerating his symptoms, a High Court judge has said. The teenager's mother had made him think he was dying, said Mr Justice Hayden. Her "bullying and bombastic" behaviour led to medics treating…
A former Liberal Democrat MP has raised concern after a High Court judge barred journalists from identifying a woman who has been remanded in custody as a result of social workers raising safety concerns about her three-year-old daughter. Mrs Justice Parker, who is based in the Family Division of the…
A mentally ill 60-year-old woman who wants to leave supported living accommodation and go home has lost the latest round of a court fight. The woman, who has been diagnosed as having schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder, is embroiled in a dispute with council social workers over where she should…