Theresa May takes cover from crowds on Grenfell Tower visit

Theresa May takes cover from crowds on Grenfell Tower visit

British Prime Minister Theresa May, facing criticism for the government's handling of the disaster, met Saturday with 15 fire survivors invited to her official residence at 10 Downing Street. The group left after a meeting that lasted more than two hours but did not speak to reporters gathered outside.

Theresa May has announced a package of measures to help the families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, including £5m of cash handouts to be distributed to residents, but appeared to row back on an earlier commitment to rehouse people in the local area. They say their complaints were ignored. All the rest are homeless.

Following the meeting, May issued in a statement in which she acknowledged that "support on the ground for families that needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough".

Commander Stuart Cundy said they had been able to remove the remains of only 12 victims from the building. He says it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead at the building.

SAFETY assurances have been offered to residents of Newport tower blocks following the devastating fire in London earlier this week.

He said the government is carrying out an "urgent inspection" of other tower blocks in Britain to assess safety. A new sign was put up, removing that detail.

While the deadly blaze at the Grenfell Tower in north Kensington has prompted an outpouring of generosity, it has also unleashed fury at the authorities as the charred tower was cast as a deadly symbol of a divided society.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Major roads near the stricken building were open Saturday.

"People are terrified that the same thing could happen to them", Khan wrote in the letter.

The government has promised a full public inquiry, but that has done little to ease a sense of frustration at the lack of information about how the fire moved so quickly to engulf the building. They also expressed anger that the prime minister did not meet with survivors or victims of the fire when she initially visited the neighborhood following the tragedy. The Hammersmith and City line, which runs along the same track and stops in that part of west London, was also partially suspended. The death toll is expected to rise with dozens still missing.

The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, stood silently on the steps of Buckingham Palace before the start of the Trooping the Color that each year marks the queen's official birthday, which is traditionally celebrated in June when the weather is warm.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", she said in a message marking the event.

At least 30 people have died in Wednesday's fire and dozens are missing.

NHS England says the injured are being treated in four London hospitals.

Firefighters desperately tried to go deeper into the Grenfell Tower inferno, risking their lives in a quest to save others, the Mirror can reveal.

The fire at the 24-story building has led to community anger and protests over the British government's response.

Meanwhile, authorities in the United Kingdom investigating the Grenfell Tower inferno should consider the design of the building's entire exterior refurbishment rather than individual components, a company said.

A separate protest was held at Westminster, central London, on Friday evening. More than 3 million pounds ($5.1 million) have been raised for the victims.

Many are demanding answers for how the blaze spread so quickly.

"We've worked tirelessly to establish how many people we believe were in Grenfell Tower on the night and at this point in time we are unable to say that they are safe or well", he said.

Related News:

  • Qatar will not shut gas pipeline to 'brothers' in UAE

    Saudi Arabia and Iran have repeatedly put forward mutual claims about interference in internal affairs and support for extremists. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also pointed the finger at Saudi Arabia , during a visit to Norway this week.

    Eastwood: Two weeks enough time to strike Stormont deal

    The determination of Theresa May to retain her post as Prime Minister has even put the Good Friday Agreement in doubt. Different DUP sources say different things about the approach to Brexit.
    Israeli police officer critically injured in Jerusalem stabbing, 2 attackers killed

    Israeli police officer critically injured in Jerusalem stabbing, 2 attackers killed

    After terror attacks, pro-Israel groups may criticize wire services for misleading headlines that focus on Palestinian casualties. In its statement IS said the attack was "revenge for the religion of Allah and the sanctities of the violated Muslims".
  • Brooks Koepka wins maiden major at US Open

    Brooks Koepka wins maiden major at US Open

    Three birdies in a row on the back nine saw Brooks Koepka break away to clinch his maiden major title at the US Open . Ireland's Shane Lowry completed his week with a one-over-par round of 73, to finish on three-over for the tournament.
    Uber CEO could have to take a leave of absence

    Uber CEO could have to take a leave of absence

    One Uber investor said the board's decisions were a step in the right direction, giving the firm an "opportunity to reboot". Perkins Coie said there are 31 employees in counseling or training, while seven received written warnings from the company.
    India Thrash Pakistan 7-1 For Third Straight Win

    India Thrash Pakistan 7-1 For Third Straight Win

    Another deflection from Talwinder, this time a much better one, directed into goal when the ball was in the air, made it 3-0. Apart from the brace from Akashdeep Singh , Harmanpreet Singh and Talwinder Singh also scored braces for their side.
  • Education Dept Makes Big Change to Civil Rights Investigations

    Education Dept Makes Big Change to Civil Rights Investigations

    The group's statement highlights a number of concerning proposed staff and budget cuts across a number of government agencies. The Supreme Court has yet to rule on the issue.

    Cuban Americans speak out ahead of Trump's Little Havana visit

    But none of the changes will become effective until the Treasury Department issues new regulations, which could take months. Both men plan to be on hand when Trump announces the changes in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood, Friday afternoon.
    London crash: What we know so far

    London crash: What we know so far

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , who lives nearby, said: "I'm totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight". Police say a suspect was arrested immediately after the attack, which is being treated as a terrorist incident.
  • Trump says he's under investigation, his lawyer says he isn't

    He also claimed he is being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey by "the man" who asked him to take that step. A lawyer for Mr Trump legal team later asserted the President is not under investigation , despite the the tweet .

    London Fire: UK government rushes staff for rehabilitation of victims

    I'm in charge of London fire brigade, and I was committing firefighters into something that was very unknown and very risky . That is because British safety regulations across many industries are usually principles- rather than rules-based.
    Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    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.


Most liked

Rising trend of casino apps
For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.

Almost half of voters opposed to deal between Theresa May and DUP
Monday will see the first round-table meeting involving the governments and local parties in negotiations to restore devolution. On Brexit, Ms Foster said her party wanted to see "a sensible Brexit and one that works for everybody".

Brooks for the win
I think Tiger [Woods] had the best winning percentage of all time at 30 per cent, and you're lucky to even sniff close to 10. Koepka broke away from Matsuyama and the pack with three straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a 5-under 67.

Brexit talks oficially kick off as United Kingdom hopes for 'happy resolution'
May's government said it was "confident it can achieve a bold and ambitious deal that will work in the interest of the whole U.K". The move backfired, May lost her Conservative majority in the vote and has been fending off critics of her leadership ever since.

Oracle skipper Spithill tough on, off water in America's Cup
We've got to get faster. "We're happy to take those four wins because it is no secret that we are here to win the America's Cup ". The challenging team showed their dominance in light winds, pulling away for convincing victories in all four races.

Top three miss US Open cut, leaving four-way tie for the lead
More important, he was happy with how he played Friday and remained optimistic that he could carry that over to the weekend. That should have affected everyone the same way, but it was particularly troublesome for the field's elite players.

Varadkar to argue for special deal on North
The DUP dislikes Jeremy Corbyn because of his support for the Northern Irish Sinn Fein Party, which is the DUP's main rival. May's Great Repeal Bill would mean United Kingdom companies can align rules governing the European partners.

Nik Wallenda's wife performs unsafe stunts over Niagra Falls
The Oehler family made a decision to plan their day around it - celebrating their 21st wedding anniversary by watching Wallenda. Afterward, she and her husband spoke of the attraction of the falls, which has long attracted daredevils.

Real Madrid CF need you: Zinedine Zidane to Cristiano Ronaldo
The 26-year-old told the official website of the Confederations Cup: "It goes without saying that he's a great player". United would not want to pay that for the 32-year-old but keeper David De Gea , 26, could be used as a bargaining tool.

US lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement
Infection remains a considerable risk in the days and weeks during Scalise's extended hospital stay, Sava said. The statement noted that there would be no further updates on Scalise's condition for the rest of the weekend.

Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses
The SNP argued that Scots deserved a do-over of the 2014 independence referendum, which the "leave" campaign lost by around 5%. In the 1950s there was no Scottish Conservative party; they were called the Unionist Party.

Co-op Bank dashes hopes of a rescue from an outside bidder
The "major obstacle" emerged just days before the bank's bondholders hoped to unveil a £700m recapitalisation of the ailing lender.

May says mosque incident being treated as a potential terrorist attack
Finsbury Park mosque was once a notorious hub for radical Islamists but has entirely changed in recent years under new management. I tried to stop him (the suspect), some people were hitting him but I said stop him and keep him until the police came.

UK official: Mosque attack treated as terrorism
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa May has said the police were treating the van incident "as a potential terrorist attack ". Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: "This is being treated as a terrorist attack".

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.