Not until 4:30 on Wednesday morning did the fire services manage to get control over the ferocious fire. Picture courtesy Natalie Oxford (CC BY 4.0)
The shocking Grenfell Tower fire
We are all shocked by the horrific fire that engulfed Grenfell Tower in northern Kensington in the early hours of Wednesday. Shocked not just by the enormous death toll and human suffering, but just as much by the inability of both our council and the government to provide help during the first couple of days to all those who had been made homeless. While the fire services, the police and the ambulances were the heroes we expect them to be, the relief work was left to the local community groups.
Page updated 19/06/2017