About $4 million raised for London fire victims

Grenfell Tower fire: Boy, 6, gives pocket money to victims

Grenfell Tower fire: Boy, 6, gives pocket money to victims

Police had previously put the death toll at 30. Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Saturday it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block that was devastated by a fire early Wednesday.

May was asked repeatedly in an interview on Friday whether she had misread the public mood. "My government will do whatever it takes to help those affected, get justice and keep our people safe", she said. We're ensuring that we're going to get to the bottom of what's happened.

A prominent British Labour Party lawmaker is calling for police and the government to seize all documents relating to the renovation of a London high-rise destroyed by a fire that killed dozens of its residents.

"The response of the emergency services, NHS [National Health Service] and the community has been heroic", May said in a statement released Saturday after the prime minister met with victims and community leaders.

Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are being given just £10 to live on by the local council, despite millions of pounds of donations to relief funds, a volunteer has said.

Meanwhile, the Home Office said it was making arrangements for the family of one of those who died in the fire to travel from Syria to Britain for his funeral.

May has come in for a barrage of criticism over her response to the disaster, including being jeered when she visited the North Kensington estate on Friday.

One of her closest allies, Damian Green, defended May's seemingly aloof response to the tragedy. "However, there may be other people who were in there on the night that others were not aware were there", he said.

"I know that they are looking at us to save them".

While the blaze has prompted an outpouring of generosity, with many people donating provisions and clothes, it has also unleashed rage at the authorities as the charred tower was cast as a deadly symbol of a deeply divided society.

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The cladding used to insulate Grenfell Tower, widely blamed for spreading the devastating blaze, is banned in Britain, Philip Hammond has said.

From systematically privatising public housing and the National Health Service, to loosening financial regulations and allowing banks to engage in their particular brand of casino capitalism, both Conservative and Labour governments in the United Kingdom have bought in to and endorsed the idea that markets are the best guarantors of economic efficiency and the public good.

"In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of bad tragedies", she said.

Local anger began building Wednesday as the 24-story residential Grenfell Tower block caught fire and was consumed by flames in a matter of minutes.

May has announced a public inquiry into the fire which would be fast-tracked. The inquiry will report back to the Prime Minister. But the meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that the prime minister has been slow to reach out to fire survivors.

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