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Grenfell Tower victims ‘may never be identified’ – police

The identity of some of the victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze may never be confirmed, the Metropolitan Police warned on Friday. The death toll from Wednesday’s fire is expected to rise from the confirmed 17 in the coming days, with Met Commander Start Cundy hoping it would not go ...

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UK Parliament on lockdown, armed police hold man at gunpoint – reports

Published time: 16 Jun, 2017 10:25Edited time: 16 Jun, 2017 10:33 Parliament is reportedly on lockdown after police responded to a disturbance in the area of St Stephen’s Gate. The incident occurred at around 11.10am local time on Friday. Moments after the reports emerged parliament was locked down and all ...

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Theresa May orders public inquiry into tragic London tower blaze (VIDEO)

Published time: 15 Jun, 2017 16:36 Theresa May has called for an official public inquiry into the fire that destroyed a social tower block in west London. “We need to ensure that this terrible tragedy is properly investigated,” the prime minister said from Downing Street after returning from a visit ...

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Seize Kensington’s empty luxury properties to house Grenfell Tower homeless – Labour MP

Published time: 15 Jun, 2017 15:55 Incensed by the plight of Grenfell Tower residents displaced by Wednesday’s tragic fire, Labour MP David Lammy has called on the government to requisition empty luxury properties in nearby Kensington to rehouse them. Properties throughout Britain’s wealthiest borough, Kensington and Chelsea, are owned by ...

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Brexit negotiations will start on Monday, UK govt confirms

Published time: 15 Jun, 2017 15:45Edited time: 15 Jun, 2017 15:47 Britain has announced that Brexit negotiations will begin on June 19, despite earlier speculation they could be delayed, as Prime Minister Theresa May is still scrambling to prop up her minority government. Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis and EU ...

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May & Corbyn visit site of London tower fire, but PM avoids talking to survivors

Published time: 15 Jun, 2017 15:14 A tale of two leaders. Prime Minister Theresa May made a private visit to the site of the Grenfell Tower blaze on Thursday, limiting her interactions to emergency workers. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, meanwhile, met with survivors and volunteers. Politicians warned ‘several times’ about ...

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ISIS-supporter who emailed PM threat to ‘wage jihad’ was hired on Crossrail security

A jihadist arrested for attempting to join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria sent menacing emails to then-Prime Minister David Cameron before just five days before he was hired as a security guard on London’s Crossrail project, a court has heard. Shamim Ahmed, 24, who has been jailed for ...

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Security of nuclear weapons threatened by UK military cuts – police chairman

Published time: 15 Jun, 2017 13:26 Budget cuts proposed for the Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) armed police unit, which is responsible for guarding the UK’s nuclear arsenal, will damage security, according to the chairman of the Defence Police Federation. Speaking at the organization’s annual conference, Eamonn Keating will warn that ...

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British soldier dies after tank accident at army firing exercise

Published time: 15 Jun, 2017 11:23 A soldier has died following an accident reportedly involving a tank at the Castlemartin ranges in Wales, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed. Three other servicemen were injured in the incident. Read more The soldier, who has not been named, was involved in ...

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Politicians warned ‘several times’ about cladding fire risk to London tower

Questions are mounting over opportunities that were potentially missed to prevent the deaths caused by the Grenfell Tower fire, after it emerged that ministers had been warned several times about the cladding used in the building’s regeneration. Fires in France, Australia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the ...

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