Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Grenfell Tower: Government sends in ‘taskforce’

Latest news

    Breaking News image

    A taskforce will be sent in to take over parts of Kensington and Chelsea Council in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, the BBC understands.

    The council has been heavily criticised for its handling of the disaster on 14 June that killed at least 80 people.

    Both the council leader and chief executive have resigned as a result.

    Now the government is expected to order a taskforce to take over the housing department, as well as other council operations.

    BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said it is not yet clear who will be on the team going in.

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40504145

    A written statement is expected from Communities Secretary Sajid Javid later.

    In the same category are

    Billboard Awards 2018: Ed Sheeran wins big and Avicii tributes Image copyright Reuters Ed Sheeran was the big winner at this year's Billboard Awards, held in Las Vegas. The singer took home four awards: top arti...
    Paper review: ‘Mega party’ and ‘Meghan’s manifesto’ Image caption The royal wedding continues to attract coverage in many of the papers. The Metro has details about the "knees-up" that followed "the ...
    Grenfell family ‘unpacking our old life’ The inquiry into the Grenfell fire is due to start today with tributes to the deceased.Andreia Perestrelo and Marcio Gomes had a terrifying escape fro...
    The mothers whose spirit IS will ‘never kill’ The mothers of a man killed in the Manchester bomb attack and a man who died fighting for so-called "Islamic State" have created perhaps the most unli...
    UK must counter ‘threats’ in space – Williamson Image copyright AFP The UK must be ready to counter "intensifying threats" emerging in space, the defence secretary has said. Those threats include ...
    Venezuela election: Polls close as opposition cries foul Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Maduro's re-election is said to be guaranteed - with the opposition expecting fraud Polls in the V...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *