Adele visits London firefighters after tower block blaze

Faith Castro
June 20, 2017

For the Prime Minister, it has added to her problems, following a failed election gamble and an increasingly weak grip on her party.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Britain, Queen Elizabeth II said on Saturday in a message to mark her official birthday, following a deadly fire in a London tower block and several terrorist attacks.

Days after they were made homeless, victims have been promised more than £5,000 while officials search for new places for them to live.

She added: 'We are now working with those affected households to establish what their housing need is - as you can appreciate this takes time.

An emotional Prince William described the tragedy as "one of the most bad things [he's] ever seen".

The 29-year-old singer was previously spotted with her husband Simon Konecki as they joined the crowd in Kensington who gathered to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives, been injured or had their homes destroyed.

'By the end of Monday, 19 June, we aim to have contacted all known families affected by the fire and completed an assessment of what they need.

She drew fury by failing to meet locals and victims when she went to the scene of the disaster on Thursday.

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Traditionally, touching a member of the royal family is reserved for handshakes only. It went on - "They are fully aware of the true scale of this tragedy but can not comprehend why they are not being given more information".

The families of all four victims have been informed, and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

Grenfell residents said after the meeting at Downing Street that they had spoken to the PM about their demands and what they expected.

Locals who spoke to the Press Association said they had been told they can go back to neighbouring blocks "at their own risk". Corbyn was told by residents that the "country needs you". Residents of the apartment tower, part of the Grenfell Action Group, had expressed concerns regarding the safety of the high-rise, which is managed by the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation.

The police pledging to figure out if there are criminal acts of negligence behind the fire.

Help will be given to residents who do not have bank accounts.

The silence was also observed at government buildings across the country.

Labour MPs visited St Clements Church, where volunteers have set up a refuge centre and which has served as a base for donations and help.

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