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 (...)

 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(...)

File photo dated June 17th, 2017, of Grenfell Tower. Photograph: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

The Grenfell Tower public inquiry marks the beginning of a “long road to justice”, survivors and bereaved families have said on the first day of evide(...)

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Marcio and Andreia Gomes said their son, Logan, “was going to support Benfica in Portugal and Liverpool in the UK”. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The chairman of the Grenfell Tower inquiry, Martin Moore-Bick, warned at the start that there would be “much sorrow” in the days ahead, and the first (...)

Marcio  and Andreia Gomes, the parents of Logan Gomes, who was stillborn on the day of Grenfell Tower fire, arrive for the opening day of the inquiry into the tragedy in London on Monday. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The Grenfell Tower inquiry has opened with a tribute to a baby who was stillborn in hospital hours after his parents and sisters escaped the fire on J(...)

File photograph: Workers stand inside the burnt out remains of the Grenfell tower in London, Britain, where 72 people died. Photograph: Reuters/Hannah Mckay

Eleven months after a fire that claimed 72 lives, the inquiry into what happened at Grenfell Tower begins in London on Monday with tributes to the vic(...)

In a photo rated as one of AFP’s pictures of the year 2017,  police guard  a security cordon as a huge fire engulfs the Grenfell Tower early on June 14th in west London. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s official equality watchdog is to launch its own review of the Grenfell Tower fire amid misgivings about the scope of a forthcoming public i(...)

Sir Martin Moore-Bick, chairman of the Grenfell public inquiry. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A chandelier-decked ballroom in the Connaught Rooms, a banqueting and conference centre in Covent Garden, was an incongruous venue for the opening of (...)

People walk in the neighbourhood of the Grenfell Tower, destroyed in a catastrophic fire, in  London. Photograph: Reuters/Peter Nicholls

Fresh efforts to pin down the true death toll of the Grenfell Tower tragedy have begun with an offer of legal protection for its subletters. In a pus(...)

A woman looks at flowers, tributes and messages left for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster will be led by retired UK court of appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, sources have confirmed. Si(...)