Theresa May apologizes for response to Grenfell Tower fire


They show they chose a fire-resistant product called VMZ Composite which was said to have "many benefits".

Our cladding is a different material, not Aluminium Composite Material, and is fitted in a different way to the cladding on Grenfell Tower.

A Scottish government ministerial working group set up in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster has agreed a series of actions to be taken, following its first meeting.

"She had lost absolutely everything".

Simon Hughes, the council's head of property, said staff from the authority were talking with the landlords of the two leasehold structures.

Fire toxicity experts meanwhile, have said that insulation boards fitted outside the tower gave off highly toxic hydrogen cyanide gas which may have contributed to some of the deaths, reports Sky News. "It is really hard to describe the devastation the fire caused".

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Some of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have been "sleeping in their cars and in parks", the MP for Kensington has claimed. "Somebody told me this morning they are still this morning running around like headless chickens - that was something somebody from the inside (said)". "I'm afraid to go to sleep because if I sleep and something happens, I might not know about it".

A spokesman for Newham council said it had begun reviewing the cladding on towers including Ferrier Point in Canning Town, which was also refurbished with new cladding by Harley Facades, the same company that worked on Grenfell Tower.

Councillor Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and community safety, said: "We have done a huge amount of work in recent years to make sure our tower blocks are safe".

Jim Glockling, technical director at the Fire Protection Association, criticised the design process that allows flammable cladding to be used. In the meantime, people are being advised to follow London Fire Brigade's official advice about how to prevent and react to fires.

Authorities are carrying out housing need assessments before offering apartments to those made homeless by the fire, with 110 done so far.