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Transfer news and gossip LIVE: Manchester United agree Ighalo deal after Tottenham fail with loan bid, West Ham race to complete Bowen signing

Sports
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Grenfell Tower construction firms knew cladding would fail in fire, inquiry told

Grenfell Tower construction firms knew cladding would fail in fire, inquiry told

World
Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Architects, a main contractor and a fire engineer on London's Grenfell Tower, destroyed in a 2017 fire that killed 72 people, knew the cladding system would fail in a fire, according to emails disclosed Tuesday. Craig Orr, an attorney for Celotex, which provided insulation used on the tower, disclosed the correspondence on the second day of the second phase of a public inquiry examining what led up to the disaster. Renovation of the building concluded in 2016. The first phase of the inquiry focused on the night of the June 14, 2017, apartment building fire, blamed the London Fire Brigade for "systemic" failures and found that aluminum composites panels and the "melting and dripping of burning polyethylene" fed the fire. It also found that 2016 renovations to the tower vi...
Patisserie Valerie collapses into administration as rescue talks fail

Patisserie Valerie collapses into administration as rescue talks fail

Business
Cafe chain Patisserie Valerie has collapsed into administration after the failure of rescue talks with banks.Administrators KPMG will close 70 outlets immediately, while the remaining 121 will continue trading in the hope of finding a buyer.KPMG said there would be "significant" redundancies. The BBC understands up to 900 of the 3,000 staff may go.In October, Patisserie Valerie uncovered "significant, and potentially fraudulent, accounting irregularities".The company said in a statement that it did not have enough money to meet its debts. The biggest shareholder and chairman, entrepreneur Luke Johnson, had been in talks to extend a cash lifeline from HSBC and Barclays. Mr Johnson has personally e...
Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Technology
Two mental health chatbot apps have required updates after struggling to handle reports of child sexual abuse.In tests, neither Wysa nor Woebot told an apparent victim to seek emergency help.The BBC also found the apps had problems dealing with eating disorders and drug use.The Children's Commissioner for England said the flaws meant the chatbots were not currently "fit for purpose" for use by youngsters."They should be able to recognise and flag for human intervention a clear breach of law or safeguarding of children," said Anne Longfield.Both apps had been rated suitable for children.Wysa had previously been recommended as a tool to help youngsters by an NHS Trust.Its developers have now promised an update will soon improve the...