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6 February 2019
After sustained pressure the fire authority axed its plans to reduce fire cover
5 February 2019
On a freezing wet evening, an impressive range of tenant and resident activists met at a Social Housing Action Campaign (Shac) open meeting on 29 January
16 January 2019
Cladding off now! Landlords and Tories must pay! Across England, 437 high-rise buildings are still covered in combustible cladding
5 December 2018
Wallsend station, one of the most deprived wards in the country, has one fire engine - that finishes at 8pm!
5 December 2018
Five walk-in centres across Wirral are set to be closed, with another four under threat in Liverpool.
5 December 2018
The scale of local authority cuts across all services has already been disastrous yet Surrey County Council are now consulting on millions of pounds of further cuts
28 November 2018
'It's getting hard to breathe': California is suffering a major environmental and health crisis that the authorities prepared no one for.
14 November 2018
An engineering firm hired by the government to test cladding in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire was banned from criticising or embarrassing Theresa May
29 August 2018
The Labour-controlled Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority planned to close four stations in Merseyside during nighttimes. But they have now backed down on the closure of two.
6 July 2018
Firefighters on Merseyside are resisting devastating cuts being implemented by the Labour-run fire authority
20 June 2018
A silent sea of people wearing green marched through the streets of Kensington and Chelsea on 14 June.
6 June 2018
West Midlands firefighters have voted by 90% to take strike action against exploitative conditions for new fire service workers. They are being introduced by the Labour-led West Midlands Fire Authority (WMFA).
23 May 2018
The Grenfell inquiry opened with heartrending tributes to the people who perished
2 May 2018
Planned contracts would mean new firefighters having to do non-fire service duties
11 April 2018
On our 31 March campaign stall to prevent the night time closure of Wallasey fire station, a careless passer-by dropped a cigarette into a litter bin
28 March 2018
The government has admitted that 82 households are still in temporary accommodation following the Grenfell Tower fire and not all will be in permanent accommodation by June, the first anniversary, writes Paul Kershaw, chair, Unite union housing workers branch.
24 January 2018
No charges to residents! Cladding off now!: Residents in the 'Citiscape' housing complex in Croydon, south London, have learnt that tests revealed the cladding on their block poses the same fire hazard as Grenfell Tower.
3 January 2018
At the North Yorkshire Fire Authority meeting on 13 December, the decision was taken unanimously to reverse the decision made three years ago to reduce crewing of 'tactical response vehicles' (TRVs) to just three firefighters.
13 December 2017
Dozens of families that survived the fire at Grenfell Tower face Christmas in hotels
6 December 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist editors - tower fire shows need for sprinklers; GPs devastated by cuts; tax dodgers
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