Heartbreaking Father's Day cards left to victims of Grenfell Tower

British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze

British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze

Queen Elizabeth II said the disaster had cast a sombre pall over Britain, but insisted the country was showing resolve in the face of adversity.

But public anger has been swelling, with furious residents heckling May and storming the local authority headquarters on Friday.

Dr Tomlin said: "I thought the way they expressed themselves with a mixture of passion and reason was fantastic, and I hope it's the beginning of a process, not the end of a process, the beginning of a process of real listening between Government, RBKC (the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council), local residents, that will bring about lasting change".

He told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that a criminal investigation would examine whether building regulations had been breached when the block underwent refurbishment.

Cundy said the images and video of the scenes inside the Grenfell Tower would be released on Sunday, adding "We will not do that until we have contacted all the families we are supporting to let them know that's our intention".

Thirty people have been confirmed dead following the devastating inferno in north Kensington, with a further 28 missing and presumed dead.

Morocco said seven of its nationals were among the dead.

May herself had come in for a barrage of criticism for failing to visit residents and her response to the disaster.

On Saturday, Theresa May met with survivors of the fire in Downing Street, after being criticised for not visiting them in the immediate aftermath of the blaze. Demonstrators gathered outside, protesting about several issues including the fire.

The Prime Minister insisted the Government was doing everything possible to help those caught up in the tragedy.

Housing company Gentoo now has more than 2,000 tenants living in 26 multi-storey buildings across Wearside and says the security of residents is of paramount importance.

Questions about how Kensington's fatal tower block fire spread so quickly through the building "will be answered", the council leader has said.

She said she has ordered daily progress reports on housing for those affected, and vowed the public inquiry into the disaster will be "open and transparent". Some said they had never seen a building fire advance so quickly. Those who lost their homes will be rehoused within three weeks, she said.

Eleanor Kelly, chief executive of Southwark Council, on behalf of the newly established Grenfell Fire Response Team, said: "We want to make clear that whilst the emergency and local community response was nothing short of heroic, we know that the initial response was simply not good enough on the ground".

The 91-year-old monarch was greeted Saturday by hundreds of well-wishers on a sunny day in the heart of ceremonial London.

The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children from the 120-apartment building.

Alhajali, who lived on the 14th floor, was a civil engineering student at West London University.

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