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Second Anniversary of Grenfell Fire

Posted 124 days ago | 15.06.19

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Second Anniversary of Grenfell Fire

Today survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and friends and family of those who died are attending events marking  the two-year anniversary of the tragedy in which eventy-two died on 14 June 2017.

Dr John Sentamu, The Archbishop of York, acknowledged the "agonising memories" of the fire in a message read out at a memorial service. In his message he said anger over the fire had "turned into action for good" but warned there were "uncomfortable truths still to be acknowledged”.

Dr Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington, told the congregation at St Helen's Church, across the Westway from the 24-storey block, the fire was a "national shame. Grenfell happened because we failed to love our neighbours," he said.

Despite Government promises to the contrary, more than 200 high-rise buildings in England are still covered with cladding similar to that used on Grenfell.

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