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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...
Love Island’s Jonny Mitchell claims show bosses KNEW Mike Thalassitis was ‘stressed’

Love Island’s Jonny Mitchell claims show bosses KNEW Mike Thalassitis was ‘stressed’

Entertainment
Love Island star Mike Thalassitis was found dead on Saturday aged just 26.He is the second person to have died from the ITV show in the past 12 months, after former contestant Sophie Gradon took her own life in June 2018.And now his close pal Jonny Mitchell has said that the show’s offer to help contestants has come “too little, too late”.The 27-year-old appeared on the programme with Mike in 2017 and the pair remained close friends. Related Articles Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast on Monday, Jonny explained: “I'm not here to discredit the show but one of my friends has died so I'm here to tell the absolute truth.“As far as aftercare goes… when I came off the show I was trolled to ridiculous amounts, as a lot of people were, but I had a partic...
Chiefs, agent knew Patrick Mahomes was a star in 2017

Chiefs, agent knew Patrick Mahomes was a star in 2017

Sports
ATLANTA, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- You didn't see him on billboards or in commercials after he was picked in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He didn't even start his first full season. But that was the strategy for Patrick Mahomes. And now it's literally paying off. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is expected to take home the NFL MVP award Saturday in Atlanta. After backing up Alex Smith in his first season, Mahomes scorched the record books. He threw 50 touchdowns against just 12 interceptions while completing 66 percent of his throws. He passed for more than 5,000 yards in his first full season as a starter. But the Chiefs and Mahomes' agent Leigh Steinberg saw it all coming; even when he was sitting on the bench on Sundays and Smith was leading the offense. "Ever since he got in that ...
Cohen says Trump knew hush money payment was wrong

Cohen says Trump knew hush money payment was wrong

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump's former lawyer insists Mr Trump knew making hush money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign was wrong.Speaking after he was sentenced to prison for campaign finance and fraud crimes, Michael Cohen told ABC News: "He directed me to make the payments.""Nothing at the Trump organisation was ever done unless it was run through Mr Trump," he said.The president has denied ever asking Cohen to make illegal payments."He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law," Mr Trump tweeted on Thursday, suggesting Cohen had pleaded guilty "to embarrass the president". Cohen, 52, was sentenced to three years on Wednesday and must report to pri...