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Xmas4Grenfell: Fund-raiser at Ruskin House, Dec 9

Xmas4Grenfell this Saturday, December 9, at Ruskin House is all about the spirit of the season — raising awareness and expressing solidarity with the residents of Grenfell Tower who suffered unimaginable tragedy in the summer. Throughout the day, there will … Continue reading

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Tory government still refusing to pay for fitting sprinklers

Work has begun to install sprinklers in 1,250 council-managed flats in tower blocks in Croydon, but the Tory government continues to refuse to provide any financial assistance towards the £10million costs, despite the horrific tragedy at Grenfell Tower earlier this … Continue reading

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Tory ministers ignore councils’ pleas for help on fire safety

The Tory government is refusing calls to provide funding to help make residential tower blocks safer following the Grenfell Tower fire. Croydon Council has committed to spending £10million of public money on retro-fitting sprinklers in the borough’s residential blocks, a … Continue reading

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Developer removed stairwell from office-to-flats conversion

A property speculator has removed the staircase from a residential block as part of its conversion from offices to flats, halving the available fire escapes in the building for the residents of its 119 homes. The 1960s office block Green … Continue reading

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‘This land is classist’: Croydon rapper seeks justice for Grenfell

A Croydon rapper has produced a track, Justice for Grenfell (See All The Links), which seeks to provide context to the tragedy in Kensington last month. Sense (real name Jenniah Brown), who grew up in West Croydon, often performs at … Continue reading

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Action group calls for urgent arrest of Barwell over Grenfell fire

Hard-hitting report calls for transparent investigation among the ‘links in the chain of culpability’, as it alleges a cover-up has already begun Gavin Barwell, who until last month was the Conservative MP for Croydon Central, should be arrested immediately and … Continue reading

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Tower developers used loophole to avoid fitting sprinklers

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the half-million-pound-plus Croydon flats which are 40 storeys up but which were built without any sprinkler system The private developers who built Croydon’s tallest residential tower block used a loophole in planning laws and so avoided … Continue reading

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