Grenfell Tower fire

How virtual reality could help Grenfell survivors 'let go of emotions'
England footballer Les Ferdinand is using VR to try to help young men deal with the trauma of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Grenfell family placed on council house waiting list

Victoria Derbyshire

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A family who escaped the Grenfell Tower fire have been told by their local authority they will be moved on to a general council house waiting list.

A legal letter sent to Mahad Egal and Jamie Murray, who have two children, said a programme to buy permanent homes for survivors "has finished".

The couple had previously rejected a permanent home as they say it triggered memories of the fire.

Kensington and Chelsea Council says it is "doing all we can" for survivors.

Residents stage protest over Grenfell toxins

Local Democracy Reporting Service

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Residents staged a protest in Kensington today over cancer-causing chemicals found near Grenfell Tower.

Research by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) says dust and debris from the fire have polluted the surrounding area.

Dozens of residents donned dust suits and face masks as they joined a flash mob in north Kensington and Shepherd’s Bush to highlight their concerns over the findings.

Resident and Justice4Grenfell campaigner Moyra Samuels called for a "proper screening programme for the local community".

One of the event organisers, Elizabeth Harington Stravoravdis, from the Kensington Residents Alliance, told the Local Democracy Reporting Service: "We want more clarity, we want more transparency, we want more provisions from the NHS in in depth monitoring and not just for five years.”

The NHS is offering enhanced health checks and fast track appointments for vulnerable patients who are concerned about their health.

New environmental tests commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government are due to get under way.

In a letter to residents the government explained it would be “an investigation of the local area and gathering all relevant background information, including a site survey and any potential historical sources of pollution”.

Flat 113 at Grenfell Tower

What went wrong in flat 113 at Grenfell Tower? Katie Razzall pieces together the evidence
On the 14th floor of Grenfell Tower, firefighters moved eight residents into flat 113. Only four would survive. Using evidence from stage 1 of the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry, Katie Razzall pieces together what went wrong that night in flat 113. The answer reveals a catalogue of errors which may help to explain the wider disaster.