Latest numbers from Grenfell recovery operation sets death toll at 80

Latest numbers from Grenfell recovery operation sets death toll at 80

The Metropolitan Police have revealed that the number of fatalities in the Grenfell disaster  is estimated at eighty, and is likely to stay at this number for the foreseeable future. The number of survivors of the tragedy is estimated at 255.  In the press conference on Monday 10th July, police...

Read more
High Court rules UK arms trade with Saudi Arabia “lawful”

High Court rules UK arms trade with Saudi Arabia “lawful”

The High Court has ruled that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia are lawful, after seeing “closed material” in closed court. The case had been brought by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) over concerns that supply of arms to Saudi Arabia contravened International Humanitarian law. The judicial review...

Read more
G20; Trump isolated on his position on climate change

G20; Trump isolated on his position on climate change

The G20 summit in Hamburg saw 19 world leaders come together on Saturday 8 July, with US President Trump labelling it a “wonderful success” despite being isolated regarding his position on climate change. As the summit reached a unanimous agreement, overshadowed by violent protests in Hamburg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Read more
Research shows cancer is more common than marriage

Research shows cancer is more common than marriage

Developing cancer has proven to be more common than getting married or having a first baby, research suggests.  In 2014, in the most recent figures available, there were 361,216 cancer diagnoses in the UK, compared to 289,841 marriages, according to an analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support. New cancer cases are...

Read more
World Athletics Championships are the ideal tonic for London

World Athletics Championships are the ideal tonic for London

Recent events in London have brought the city to its knees. A string of terror attacks followed by the catastrophic Grenfell Tower inferno have left communities scarred and angry. But it wasn’t too long ago that our capital city was united as one as the city hosted the 2012 Olympic...

Read more