Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg: “I think if either of us were in a fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we would leave the burning building,” he   told LBC. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Attempts by the Tory politician Jacob Rees-Mogg to draw a line under remarks stating that the victims of the Grenfell fire lacked “common sense” have (...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at Crawley Hospital: “The US has called for ‘full market access’ to our NHS, which would mean prices of some of our most important medicines increasing by up to sevenfold.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have marked out the battleground for December’s UK general election in sharp clashes over Brexit, the National Health (...)

Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building in 2017. Photograph: Rick Findler/PA Wire

The survivors and the bereaved of Grenfell Tower fire have welcomed a damning public inquiry report into the disaster which concludes there were “syst(...)

 There were “serious shortcomings” and “systematic” failures by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) in its response to the Grenfell disaster, according to the official report into the tragedy. File Photograph: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Grave failings by the London Fire Brigade during the Grenfell Tower blaze, which killed 71 people in 2017, meant that some lives that could have been(...)

A  fire on the 13th floor of a 20-storey tower block in Elmira Street, Lewisham, south London. Photograph: Yusif Ali/PA Wire

Firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a high-rise block of flats in the early hours of Thursday morning. Crews were called to a fire on the 1(...)

Banners hang on the outside of Grenfell Tower in west London on Wednesday. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

London Fire Brigade and its senior officers are facing a police investigation over the “stay put” policy that resulted in Grenfell Tower residents bei(...)

Smoke rising from the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, in Knightsbridge, central London, on Wednesday. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Guests and staff were evacuated from a luxury hotel in an upmarket area of central London this evening as 120 firefighters tackled a large fire on the(...)

 Grenfell Tower at Latimer Road in west London:  More than 50 firefighters will be called to give oral evidence to the inquiry, its opening evidence-taking session has been told. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The initial fire in flat 16 of Grenfell Tower had already ignited the building’s highly combustible, exterior cladding even before the first firefight(...)

Handout photo from the London Fire Brigade of crews tackling a fire on Daleham Gardens, Hampstead, on Tuesday. Photograph: LFB/PA

A woman has died after a fire ripped through a block of flats in north London. Witnesses reported the four-storey building in Daleham Gardens, Hampst(...)

The fire at London famous Camden Lock Market. Photograph: London Fire Brigade via Twitter

Around 70 firefighters have tackled a huge blaze that tore through a building in London’s famous Camden Lock Market. Emergency services were called t(...)

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