Councils ordered to list buildings with cladding similar to Grenfell Tower

Councils ordered to list buildings with cladding similar to Grenfell Tower

The Government has ordered urgent checks on social housing in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster to find out whether any external cladding is dangerous. Councils and other social housing providers have been told that any cladding made of Aluminuum Composite Material (ACM) must be tested to see if it is safe. Latest figures from the police are that 79 people died in the fire last week at a tower block in north west…

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Lawyer who pursued British troops over Iraq abuse claims now faces misconduct charges

Lawyer who pursued British troops over Iraq abuse claims now faces misconduct charges

Phil Shiner, former head of the now-collapsed law firm Public Interest Lawyers (PLI), may face misconduct charges over his pursuit of British soldiers accused of abuse during the 2003 occupation of Iraq. Shiner, who was pursued by the government over his professional activities with regard to Iraq, admitted at a tribunal on Thursday acts of misconduct as he sought to identify potential claimants in the war-torn country. Shiner could now be struck off as a…

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Record number of guns seized in London over last year, says police chief

Record number of guns seized in London over last year, says police chief

Record number of guns seized in London over last year, says police chief Published time: 28 Sep, 2016 15:46 Get short URL © Jorge Cabrera / Reuters   45 A record number of firearms, including semiautomatic weapons, have been seized in London, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has said. Officers have seized more than 700 guns as the number of weapons smuggled into the country continues to grow, Hogan-Howe told a hearing at City…

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