15/06/2017 London News


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online, constantly updated throughout the night as well. Here

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on BBC One it's time So, politicians have visited

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the area of the Grenfell Tower Block fire to meet the emergency services

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and those directly affected. The Prime Minister was there this

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morning and, a short time later, she was followed by Labour Leader,

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Jeremy Corbyn. By the time the Mayor of London

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turned up this afternoon, some local people were becoming

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frustrated at the number of visits He lives on the block just yards

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from Grenfell Tower and has done for a year and a half

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with his young family. He watched yesterday morning

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as the fire took hold. My kids are not sleeping

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since they see this one. They say, dad, we want

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to move from here. The family have friends

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who are missing. They didn't find these three,

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but they found these two. Like others they followed appeals

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online, like other families these children have friends who may

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have been affected. One of my friends who is now in

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hospital, she burned her whole hand. She is the same age as me,

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she goes to my school. Her dad, her mum and

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her little brother. They found her big brother,

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he's in hospital as well. Yes, I've known her

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since my whole life. The family, like many in the blocks

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in this area, also feel let down by the authorities over the state

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of their housing. The fire has seen that anger

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brought to the surface. As the Mayor visited the scene today

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he was not universally welcomed. Some came to take pictures,

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some to vent their anger. When he did speak it was to praise

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the reaction of the local community. They have come together

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and they have shown their support for the victims, the families

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and friends of all those affected And as you will see

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understandably... Understandably the residents

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are very angry and concerned and have genuine questions

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that demand answers. Thanks for your questions,

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I really appreciate it. I'm fed up with these

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politicians, no handshakes. People have said they were warned

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and not enough was done and they have said it is

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because the people in that block were poor members of the community

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and if it was a block for millionaires, perhaps this

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tragedy wouldn't have happened. Everybody deserves total protection

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from public regulations. Everybody deserves

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to live in safety. Everybody deserves the same

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attention from public services, The government has promised a full

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public enquiry into the fire and today promised local homes

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for all those affected. We will support every

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family that is affected. The Leader of the Opposition talked

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about the concerns that We are hearing the same

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thing as well. They may be hearing it,

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they will be judged Thousands of people are living

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in tower blocks in London, many similar to the one which went

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up in flames in north Kensington. It's caused some residents to become

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concerned over safety, as advice on what to do

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in case of a fire can vary. Marc Ashdown has been

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to a tower block in Camden It has been described

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as a disaster waiting to happen, a horrendous loss of life which some

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believe could have been prevented. Others fear it could all too

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easily happen again. The Chalcot Estate in Camden,

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700 flats across four It is up the road from

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Grenfell Tower and similarly these blocks have been refurbished

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with cladding by Margaret has lived on the 20th

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floor here for 40 years. I try not to think about it to be

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quite honest because it can There has been one fire on the 17th

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floor and a couple of minor ones. Another resident, Roger,

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has also been watching and worrying Do you have fire drills

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and things like that? The advice on the board is the same

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as the others have, it is stay put. But inside one of the blocks

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the signs say if there is a fire, I am right at the top of the tower

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block and I have had a walk around and there are what appear to be

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smoke detectors, but I cannot If there was a big fire here,

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the lifts would stop working, so this is the only way

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for residents to get out There are 160 flats in this tower

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block and this is the only We have been talking

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to councils across London, all of them say they take fire

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safety very seriously. They all regularly inspect

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their council properties including tower blocks,

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but some of them have ordered an emergency inspection

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in the light of what happened. From Nathaniel's flat on the top

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floor you can see the charred This is all extra, so a lot of it up

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to here is what was added. A lot of these blocks have had this

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extra wall put on them on the outside and if that is a fire

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hazard, then that is In a statement this afternoon Ryden,

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the company which carried out the work at Grenfell,

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said it met all building and fire regulations and it was signed off

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by building control. The company has worked with councils

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across London for 40 years, carrying out maintenance to blocks

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in Westminster, Barnet, Croydon, Newham, Redbridge,

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and extra safety checks Thousands of residents need

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answers about how this fire was caused and reassurance

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that their homes are safe. Well, a wall of condolence is up

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near the scene of the fire with messages of love and hope

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being written by people including those still searching

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for missing friends and family. Victoria Hollins is there for us

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this evening, Victoria. It is ten to 11 at night and until

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the last few minutes people have been turning up to still sign this

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wall. There are literally thousands and thousands of tributes on this

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wall. It has grown considerably even in the last couple of hours. Flowers

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have been put down and candles have been lit. There is a sense of pride

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in this community, but also frustration. The people we have lost

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in this terrible tragedy, I promise to fight for you and ensure your

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memory lives on. Rest in peace. There are similar messages on the

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wall. When we were on the street a short time ago that is the sense

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Every time there's a problem we are out here, we rally

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for our neighbours, we speak to each other.

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I'm sorry, it's the government that is making people believe

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Everybody out here represents someone that came from there.

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I was genuinely struggling to give food because all donation centres

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are full, and I said, if I have to go back

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with this it will probably be the best moment in humanity.

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There is here a sense of quiet contemplation at the moment. As I

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said earlier, pride in the sense of the amount of donations we have been

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hearing about. One man said he was turned away and he was proud of that

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fact. We know now and there are 79 households affected by the fire from

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the block who are being put up in hotels in this borough and the

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surrounding boroughs. They face a long and very difficult future.

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There's a charity fundraising concert in west London tonight

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Organisers have called the concert "Grime for Grenfell".

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Some of the organisers have been directly affected

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by the fire as Ayshea Buksh has been finding out.

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You were fortunate with the lies, decorated the dreams you sold.

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Tisha has grown up in west London and is

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Tonight, she's performing at a charity

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concert raising money for Grenfell Tower.

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It really makes me feel so sad to the bottom my soul.

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I don't have much, but I will give anything,

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anything I have, because I have more than them.

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The event was the idea of a group called the burn-out Collective.

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It is led by Josh Thompson, whose friend from Grenfell is still

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This community are here, so why don't I try and make something

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where we can get all the community of West London, South London,

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everyone together, and try and make a big event.

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It's spread so fast and we said 6pm yesterday, and now,

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today, I'm on the news right now talking to you.

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There's still a lot of anger and frustration about what happened

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but these young people are channelling that reaction into

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I think that young people are particularly angry about this,

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Grime happens to be a very energetic form of music, a

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very pure form of music and I think there no better genre to represent

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how we're feeling than grime at the minute.

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And all proceeds from tonight will go to local charities,

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That's it for now from me, but lets find out what

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A lot of dry weather ahead for the next few days and a slightly cooler

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night, setting us up into a pleasant day tomorrow in terms of dry and

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bright weather. Probably a bit more cloud on balance compared to today.

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Temperature is a little lower, 22, 23, but afterwards we will see

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temperatures rising again. High levels of pollen as we go through

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Saturday as well. The temperatures will get into the high 20s.

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Good evening. For most of us are fresher feel today and that is

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because a cold front pushed in from the West. Ahead of it we saw some

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sunshine and some heat across the Kent coast. Behind it, it was much

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fresher, only 12 degrees, and a real rush of showers developed in

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Northern Ireland and Scotland. They will weaken through the rest of the

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night tonight and it is a quiet night, more of a comfortable night

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for sleeping as we have lost that humidity. A few showers in the far

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north-west, overnight lows of 10-14d. We start off tomorrow with

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decent spells of sunshine in England and Wales. A bit of cloud developing

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as the afternoon progresses. More cloud and a little bit of drizzle

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and misty and murky conditions in the

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