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Manslaughter charges possible in London tower block fire disaster: police

LONDON (Reuters) - The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire that killed about 80 people in London in June could result in manslaughter charges, but any prosecutions could be months away due to the complexity of the forensic work, police said.

London fire probe chief: Survivors feel 'anger and betrayal'

A government-ordered inquiry into the London tower fire that killed at least 80 people opened Thursday with a minute of silence for the victims — and with its leader acknowledging … Click to Continue »

London fire inquiry starts amid anger, despair of survivors

LONDON (Reuters) - A public inquiry into a fire that killed at least 80 people at London's Grenfell Tower will get to the truth about the tragedy, its chairman pledged on Thursday, but critics said survivors of the blaze were still being failed.

Inquiry promises to uncover truth about London fire that killed 80

LONDON (Reuters) - A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed at least 80 people in June held its first session on Thursday with its chairman promising to explain the causes of what he called "a tragedy unprecedented in modern times".

Antennas Made 100 Times Smaller to Hook Up Tiny Wearables and Implants

On a gray, drizzling winter day in 1896, within the vine-carpeted walls of Toynbee Hall, the London press witnessed what seemed like an acoustic miracle. Spread out on a table was a curious modular device. It had a towering antenna powered by an induction coil and a telegraph key to switch it on and off. […]

Jarvis Cocker, Richard Ashcroft, Marcus Mumford, & More Play Charity Soccer To Benefit Grenfell Tower Fire Survivors

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Musicians including Jarvis Cocker, Richard Ashcroft, and Marcus Mumford joined athletes and firefighters at London's Loftus Road Stadium yesterday to play a game of soccer for charity. Around 200 free tickets for Game4Grenfell, organized in part by former Premier League player Les Ferdinand to raise money for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that claimed…

The True Story of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The 105-carat Koh-i-Noor Diamond is part of the British Crown Jewels, and is on display at the Tower of London. The sign next to it says the gem was a gift from India to Britain, which doesn't tell the entire story. The nominal ruler of India was forced to give the diamond to his British overlords. Show More Summary

Finally tired of London

Iain Sinclair is leaving London — like the croakiest of the ravens taking flight from the Tower. It is a…

Montrell - Glass

Sounds like: Last Dinosaurs, Glass Towers What's so good? London isn't exactly a new scene for indie pop. In that vein, the style of Montrell probably doesn't jump out as fresh or exciting. Still, there's something good about this song...Show More Summary

Barbican Conservatory in London, England

Atop the Barbican’s main theater, wrapped around the fly tower, sits a secret two-story conservatory filled with lush greenery, somewhat at odds with the dull gray of the rest of the Brutalist Barbican estate. This conservatory is the...Show More Summary

Notting Hill Carnival turns green for tower fire tragedy

In the shadow of charred Grenfell Tower, Londoners are preparing decorations for this weekend's Notting Hill Carnival to commemorate the victims of the fire that killed at least 80 people. Volunteers are busy cutting out paper hearts,...Show More Summary

Notting Hill Carnival visitors will be stopped from taking selfies at Grenfell Tower

It’s been over 2 months now since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, London, causing the deaths of at least 80 people. Shortly afterwards, to the dismay of local residents, it became something of a tourist attraction. Show More Summary

London Tower Survivors Are Being Forced To Compete For New Homes

British prime minister Teresa May said on Wednesday that the tenants management organisation responsible for the Grenfell Estate, where a violent tower fire killed at least 80 people in June, will be stripped of their responsibilities. Show More Summary

Notting Hill Carnival To Introduce “Quiet Zone” Around Grenfell Tower

A minute’s silence will also be held in memory of those who lost their lives in the London blaze.

After Big Ben Rings Out, the Sound of Silence in London

4 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Britain’s most famous bell will be largely quiet for the next four years while the tower in which it is housed is renovated.

Britain's Big Ben falls silent for four years of renovation work

LONDON (Reuters) - The "Big Ben" bell in the British parliament's famous clock tower tolled for the last time on Monday before it ceased its regular bongs for four years while renovation work is carried out.

London fire chief says she has had counselling for Grenfell Tower trauma

Dany Cotton reveals she has sought help in aftermath of fire that is believed to have killed about 80 people The head of the London fire brigade has said that she is receiving counselling to deal with the trauma of the Grenfell Tower blaze. Show More Summary

Chimes of the times: UK frets over Big Ben silence as Brexit looms

London landmark Big Ben will fall silent for four years from Monday as a political revolt rumbles on over renovations that will rob Britain of a cherished symbol at a time of national uncertainty. Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, one of Britain's most popular tourist attractions, is due for conservation work. Show More Summary

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