A lawyer has pointed out that Theresa May’s demand for a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire is suspicious. She’s also claiming that residents should be demanding an inquest, not a public inquiry, if they truly want justice.
People want answers
May visited the Grenfell Tower site in West London on Thursday 15 June to meet with firefighters. While not meeting with residents themselves, she made the following statement:
Right now people want answers, and it’s absolutely right, and that’s why I am today ordering a full public inquiry into this disaster. We need to know what happened; we need to have an explanation of this, we owe that to the families. To the people who have lost loved ones, friends, and the homes in which they lived.
These demands for a public inquiry have been it
The country's very first "liberal" mosque is set to open its doors on Friday in the capital - and inside a Protestant church.
The brainchild behind the mosque is feminist, peace activist and lawyer Seyran Ates, who moved to Germany from Turkey at the age of six. It will allow men and women to pray and preach together rather than separately.
“Fundamentally, the mosque’s door is open for everyone, with one exception: No one will come in with a niqab or burqa,” Ates told Spiegel Online.
“This is for security reasons, and also it is our belief that full-face veils have nothing to do with religion, but rather are a political statement.”
Lesbians, gay men, and transgender believers will also be welcome.
Ates explained that she felt it was “ultimately irresponsible” as a progressive
Boyan Slat went on a diving trip to Greece. He got concerned at the amount of plastic that he was surrounded by whilst he was in the water.
“...I realized it was a huge issue and that environmental issues are really the biggest problems my generation will face.”
Slat wanted to make sure that there was someone working on a solution. In his research, he learned that there were a few cleanup ideas out there, but most were invasive. The concept relied on using nets to filter the plastic out of the water. Those nets also scooped up a lot of fish, turtles and other sea life, and weren't practical. So he worked on developing his own solution.
"I finally decided to put both university and my social life on hold to focus all my time on developing this idea. I wasn’t sure if it would succeed, b
Authorities shot the suspect as he was attempting to attack them with a hammer.
Police have closed the area and are asking people to stay away. Reports say the attacker has been injured and his condition is not clear.
Eyewitnesses reported tourists fleeing for cover.
France is in a state of emergency since attacks by jihadists in Paris left 130 people dead in 2015.
Greater Manchester Police reported and warned against wristbands that are being sold outside of the entrance to the #OneLoveManchester concert.
It would appear that the wristbands are being sold under the pretense that they would act as a ticket to the event.
The terror threat level in the UK has been downgraded from critical to severe which means an attack is now ‘highly likely’, instead of ‘imminent’ .
The Prime Minister Theresa May announced the change in the threat level during a short statement just before midday.
The terror threat grading was introduced by security chiefs in August 2006 and is set by MI5.
However,the PM said Operation Temperer, which allows the military to be deployed to key sites, will continue until the end of the bank holiday when the soldiers will return to barracks.
German scientists from the Technical University of Munich have developed an imaging technology that uses Wi-Fi signals to construct 3D hologram images. This could be used to assist in search and rescue operations after disasters.
A WHOLE NEW VIEW
If you’ve played any of the recent Batman video games, you’re probably already familiar with his ability to scan through walls using one of the many gadgets he has at his disposal. In real life, German scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) may have developed a technology that could give you a similar Batman-esque skill. What makes it even cooler? Basically all it takes is a Wi-Fi signal.
“It can basically scan a room with someone’s Wi-Fi transmission,” Philipp Holl said, speaking to Business Insider. Holl and TUM pr
It has been a challenging week and we are still in the middle of a live investigation. Eight people are in custody aged between 18 and 38. There are still 12 locations that are being searched and activity will continue throughout the weekend. The cordon remains around Manchester Arena.
We have hundreds of officers that are working on this investigation from across the national counter terrorism policing network and we have seized thousands of exhibits that are now being assessed.
Through such a difficult time, we have seen the best from the people of Manchester, who have come together to support each other since the horrific events on Monday night. I have been inspired by their determination, compassion and solidarity that characterises this diverse city.
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the UK terror threat level will remain at critical.
Speaking after chairing a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee this morning, Ms Rudd disclosed that the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has assessed that the terror threat level should remain at critical while the “live” police operation continues.
The rating was raised to critical, the highest level, for the first time in a decade in the wake of the Manchester outrage.
It indicates that an attack may be imminent.
Extra armed officers for FA Cup final
Extra armed police will guard major sporting events this weekend after the military was drafted in to protect key locations.
Soldiers have been stationed at sites including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, fre
Further searches and arrest overnight
Counter-terror police carried out fresh raids, searching addresses in Manchester and Merseyside overnight.
One man was arrested in the Moss Side area of Manchester in the early hours of Friday morning and detectives searched a property in St Helens.
Eight men are in custody in connection with Monday’s atrocity, with police and security agencies working at pace amid fears of further attacks.
Police searching address in Moss Side
GMP have said they are currently searching an address at another property in Moss Side in connection to the terror attack.
A statement said they search is being carried out at a separate property to the address where a man was arrested earlier this morning.
So far ten people have been arrested in the UK in connect