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Grenfell Tower tragedy shows effects of austerity, Corbyn tells May

The Grenfell Tower fire highlighted “the disastrous effects of austerity”, Jeremy Corbyn told Theresa May during a sometimes noisy first prime minister’s questions since the general election. In exchanges dominated by the west London blaze, which Public sector pay cap under review, No 10 suggests Published By Google world news …

Social mobility: Call for radical reform on ‘divided’ Britain

It will take 40 years for the gap between the poorest five-year-olds and their better-off peers to close, at the current rate of progress, the Social Mobility Commission has warned. playground. There has been ‘too little’ progress in reducing the gap Divisions in society leading to ‘sour mood’ Published By …

Combustible cladding found on 120 tower blocks so far, says PM

Cladding is removed from a tower block in Sheffield. Theresa May has called on councils and housing associations to accelerate fire safety checks. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA. PMQs. Combustible cladding found on 120 tower blocks so far, says PM.Grenfell Tower fire: More high-rises fail fire safety tests Published By Google world …

Hillsborough: Criminal charges explained

The Crown Prosecution Service’s decision that there is sufficient evidence to charge six people over Hillsborough – including a former chief constable – is massive. This has been a complicated process and the charges need some explanation. Image Hillsborough disaster: six people, including David Duckenfield, charged Published By Google world …

Grenfell resident: ‘I want permanent accommodation’

Residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire have vented their frustration at what they say is a lack of progress in dealing with problems. “I am not moving my child from here, to here, to here, to here – I want permanent accommodation,” Oluwaseun Published By Google world news 28 …

Why the Grenfell Tower death toll hasn’t risen for 9 days

Two weeks ago today, the UK woke to horrifying images on their televisions of an entire tower block being consumed by flames as residents screamed from windows. What followed was a harrowing few days of news coverage during which the Grenfell Tower …Grenfell Tower fire: More high-rises fail fire safety tests …

David Duckenfield faces Hillsborough charges with five others

Former Ch Supt David Duckenfield faces 95 charges of manslaughter and five other senior figures will be prosecuted over the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Mr Duckenfield was match commander at the FA Cup semi-final when 96 Liverpool fans were fatally …In full: CPS statement on decision to charge six over Hillsborough Published …

Brokenshire in Stormont talks failure warning

There will be serious implications if the Stormont parties cannot agree a deal on restoring devolution by Thursday’s deadline, Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has said. Mr Brokenshire would not go into detail about any alternatives he DUP MPs worth more than Ronaldo, says SNP’s Thewliss attacking Government deal Published …