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Day: May 9, 2019

£200m Grenfell type cladding fund
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£200m Grenfell type cladding fund

    The government has set up a £200m fund to replace unsafe Grenfell Tower-style cladding on around 170 private high-rise residential buildings. The announcement comes in the wake of the 2017 fire at the west London tower block that killed more than 70 people, with cladding blamed for the rapid spread of the blaze. The money will be made available to building owners to remove aluminium composite material cladding, with the government declaring: If these reckless building owners won't act, the government will. Some building owners have yet to take action two years on from the fire, with some trying to make leaseholders foot the bill for replacing aluminium composite material cladding. Prime Minister Theresa May said too many are continuing to pass on the costs of remo...
Court hearing over Boris lies
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Court hearing over Boris lies

    A crowdfunding campaign attempting to have Boris Johnson prosecuted for his lies about Brexit will receive a hearing in court later this month. The Brexit Justice campaign alleges Mr Johnson abused public trust by intentionally misleading voters over his claim Britain pays £350m a week to the European Union. The former foreign secretary has previously been warned by the UK’s official statistics watchdog the figure, which was infamously emblazoned on the side of a Brexit campaign bus, is a misuse of public statistics. Mr Johnson’s case will receive its first private hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court on 14 May, where the campaign hopes it will proceed to trial on criminal charges for misconduct in public office an offence carrying a potential prison sentence. ...