British police release footage showing devastation inside London's Grenfell tower

Grenfell Tower victims to get £5,500 from emergency fund Theresa May says

"During recent visits in Manchester and London, I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need", the queen said in a statement.

"We as the police, investigate criminal offences - I am not sitting here and saying there are criminal offences that have been committed, that's why you do an investigation, to establish it", he said.

But she sidestepped questions over whether she had failed to judge the public mood.

Police have been struggling to come up with an authoritative list of who was in the building when the fire started, making it hard to determine how many had died.

Ronnie King, the UK's former chief fire officer, told Al Jazeera: "I wouldn't wish to denigrate those who installed the cladding because - whatever the cladding was - it did not have to be fire resistant under the building regulations", said King.

"There is considerable damage within Grenfell Tower", he said.

These were hard conversations with a tight-knit community that is understandably distraught, frustrated and increasingly angry.

"The residents of Grenfell Tower, families who have lost loved ones, and the emergency services who have been working so hard to help them have been through some of the most harrowing and traumatic experiences imaginable", Mrs May said.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Elizabeth, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, said in a message on her official birthday.

The London Evening Standard reported that hundreds of activists marched to the town hall and gathered outside the building on Friday chanting: "We want justice".

Fire safety experts believe that cladding put on the building's exterior during a renovation previous year was less fire retardant, which may have fueled the blaze.

The tragedy has provoked a big response from nearby communities that have donated food and shelter to the victims.

The footage comes as it emerges survivors of the tragedy have been given just £10 a day to live off, despite more than £3 million in donations to relief funds. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations. Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centers. There is ample food and water, but very little privacy or proper bedding.

"What we are doing is putting in place the support that will help them".

"It will go to establish the answers of what happened in the fire and how it spread; it will look at the building itself; it will look at the refurbishment as well".

The local Grenfell Action Group had claimed, before and during a major 10-million-pound refurbishment of Grenfell Tower previous year, that the block constituted a fire risk and residents had warned that access to the site for emergency vehicles was "severely restricted".

Related News:

  • Updates from the June 11th Tony Awards

    Michael Greif has now helmed two Best Musical champs ("Rent" and " Dear Evan Hansen ") without winning Best Director. Midler wasn't the only household name to win; Kevin Kline , Cynthia Nixon and Laurie Metcalfe were recognized.

    German minister sees hope of 'soft' Brexit

    However, it faces the prospect of delivering a Queen's speech while still thrashing out a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party.

    Trump lawyer says president not informed he is under investigation

    Schiff said he wants the White House to acknowledge the tapes or make clear there are no tapes and "it was an idle threat". There's been no notification from the special counsel's office that the president is under investigation ", Sekulow said .
  • Relentless Nadal moves closer to semi-final collision with Djokovic

    Pliskova, the Czech, beat Carina Witthoft of Germany 7-5 6-1, while Svitolina of Ukraine overcame Poland's Magda Linette 6-4 7-5. And with the Austrian crushing Horacio Zeballos 6-1 6-3 6-1 in the fourth round, it's certain that he will provide a stiff test.

    Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends in mistrial

    Constand met Cosby at Temple when she worked there as director of operations for the university's women's basketball team. NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby , the comedian once known as "America's Dad" for his TV role as paternal Dr.

    Trump says he is under investigation, his lawyer clarifies he isn't

    Evidence of that expansion can be seen in orders that have gone out to members of Trump's transition team. The morning missive appeared to refer to Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general.
  • Confederations Cup 2017: Troubled Cristiano Ronaldo eyes more silver with Portugal

    In his next game, Silva scored a hat-trick against the Faroe Islands, when Ronaldo added one goal in another 6-0 victory. Fernando Santos does count with a very talented squad with the attack being the focal point of the team.

    Four share lead at US Open

    He loved Erin Hills , a course with wide fairways between the knee-high fescue that he figured would allow him to attack. The forecast calls for overnight showers and scattered thunderstorms throughout Saturday.

    Trump Lawyer Denies President Is Under Investigation

    Rosenstein could eventually be questioned by Mueller about his memo on Comey and what motivated Trump to ask him to write it. The Secret Service has said it has no records of any recording systems or transcripts of any conversations Mr.
  • More refugees than ever forcibly displaced in 2016

    More refugees than ever forcibly displaced in 2016

    South Sudan, with a little over a quarter, has the next-biggest proportion, the agency said. Syria is the only country in which a majority of the population is forcibly displaced.

    Simon Cowell to announce charity single for London fire victims

    Part of the scorched facade of the Grenfell Tower in London as firefighting continue to damp-down the deadly fire on June 15. Choucair told Reuters residents had concerns about the safety of the building and she was angry about what has happened.
    Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight

    Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight

    Neither Arsene Wenger nor his players could afford themselves to lose another match if they still want to be in the top four. Arsenal is still keeping the dream to be qualified in Champions League after the victory over Manchester on Sunday.


Most liked

Amazon acquisition spree: Is Jeff Bezos eyeing media companies?
The takeover is slated to be completed in the second half of the year, with Whole Foods' headquarters remaining in Austin, Texas. In Seattle, Amazon recently opened two of its own drive-through grocery pickup locations for Amazon Fresh customers.

Paolo Maldini Qualifies for Professional Tennis Tournament
AC Milan great Paolo Maldini will make his ATP tennis debut in his home city later this month on his 49th birthday. I did boxing for three years and that was very nice.

Hawaii Rebels Against Trump On Paris Climate Accord
Of those to whom much is given, much is expected, and we Americans are blessed with more prosperity and power than most nations. Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton has joined thousands of mayors across the country in support of the Paris Agreement.

American student released by North Korea
The BBC's Stephen Evans in Seoul says it remains to be seen if Mr Warmbier's illness is the direct result of brutality in prison. The North Korean account, the family said, claimed Warmbier then fell into a coma after being given a sleeping pill.

Champions Trophy final: India lose to Pakistan by 180 runs
With the bat in hand, India found themselves under early pressure after losing both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma for just 6 runs. The left-hander scored 54 runs off 32 balls, the fastest half-century in a world One Day International (ODI) final.

The Game Comments On Lebron James' Legacy
Warriors guard Stephen Curry said, "You've got to call Kevin Durant a champion now". Green said James had started the super team concept.

Lions need defensive leaders, says coach Andy Farrell ahead of Highlanders Test
Martin Bayfield, Will Carling and Scott Hastings were all injured and the Test series ended in frustrating defeat. But we won't fool ourselves. "We know things we're going to correct".

Theresa May 'welled up' in meeting with Grenfell families, says reverend
Thousands were venting their fury on the streets , according to the Daily Mail, as the prime minister visited the area. Residents' voices must be heard in the public inquiry and funds will be made available for their legal representation.

Euro dips after report claims European Central Bank to cut inflation outlook
This is down from the forecasts released in March, which saw inflation reaching 1.7% in 2017, 1.6% in 2018 and 1.7% in 2019. Its monthly asset purchases will continue to total 60 billion euros a month and to run until at least December.

Trump Lawyer Says President is Not Under Investigation for Obstruction
During an appearance on CBS's Face the Nation , host John Dickerson asked Sekulow about the tapes and if we'll see them anytime soon.

Brroks Koepka wins US Open title
But the fairways were generous and the wind that serves as the course's best defense didn't kick up until the end. Open-type course it could have been. "It was fun to ... be able to score, because typically at a U.S.

Rep. Scalise's Condition Improves, Upgraded to 'Serious'
Scalise was sedated Friday, but the husband and father of two has been able to respond to his doctors and family. Scalise remains in critical condition at a hospital near the Capitol and has undergone multiple surgeries.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo still dancing for joy
We are still quite young as a whole team and we have a great squad. I'm very happy - an incredible season, we've won trophies.

Will Fiorentina continue the fight?
Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.

3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks
In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.