10 still in critical condition after London fire

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'Please confirm as a matter of urgency that everyone from Grenfell Tower and other evacuated properties will be rehoused locally immediately'.

According to media reports, the cladding had a plastic core and was similar to that used by high-rise buildings in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, which had also suffered fires that spread.

At least 30 people died in the fire which broke out in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The Guardian newspaper reported Friday that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of panelling on the building in the renovation that was completed in May 2016.

Vanezis said the best chance to identify victims may be if firefighters find bits of teeth or bone, medical devices like pacemakers or artificial implants.

NHS England says the injured are being treated in four London hospitals. Three are in critical condition.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is shown donations of aid, made by members of the local community, by Executive Director of Kensington and Chelsea Council, Sue Harris during a visit to the Westway Sports Center which is providing temporary shelter for those who have been made homeless in the Grenfell Tower disaster, in west London on June 16, 2017.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Elizabeth said in a message on her official birthday.

The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, stood silently on the steps of Buckingham Palace before the start of the Trooping the Color that each year marks the queen's official birthday, which is traditionally celebrated in June when the weather is warm.

"If they refuse to pay, there will be no agreement", a senior official handling Brexit for one European Union member state government told Reuters.

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Rescue personnel have had difficulty reaching the top floors of the charred, 24-story tower.

He said: "There were a number of recommendations, all recommendations were actioned and my predecessor responded to that report publicly about how they would be actioned and they've been actioned". And sorrow is quickly turning to anger over whether the building met fire and safety regulations.

The investigation into the cause of the fire that has now been extinguished will take weeks, he added. Police surrounded May as she left a church Friday following the meeting with survivors and protesters shouted "Shame on you!" and "Coward!"

A senior Brussels official said the amount, which compares to London's annual net European Union payment of around 10 billion euros, would still be "peanuts" in terms of the overall economy and also that the final bill would be determined less by technical and legal arguments than by hard-headed political horse-trading.

The local Grenfell Action Group had claimed, before and during a major 10-million-pound refurbishment of Grenfell Tower previous year, that the block constituted a fire risk and residents had warned that access to the site for emergency vehicles was "severely restricted". "That's why it takes some time and I know it's very sad because you may have a friend in there".

The singer, 32, live streamed the protest which saw activists storm the lobby of the town hall, chanting: "We want justice".

Some residents had warned months ago that the tower represented a unsafe fire risk.

The Prime Minister pledged just £5m for former residents of the 24-storey building - in a borough where the average house price exceeds £1m.

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