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Hanover residents fears six months after Grenfell

Residents living in the Hanover Tower block in Broomhall remain concerned at the slow pace of progress on health and safety measures, six months after the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in which 71 people died. Following the Grenfell fire, high rise buildings across the country were tested for fire safety. In Sheffield, out of 24 Council-owned tower blocks, the Hanover Tower was the only high rise to fail fire safety tests due to it’s cladding. Residents have been informed that it will take up to two years to fit new cladding to the building and to install the sprinkler systems which have been promised for all Council owned tower blocks in the city. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Hillsborough report calls for new approach to public tragedy

A landmark report into the experiences of the Hillsborough families calls for efforts to end to what it described as the “burning injustice” faced by those hit by public tragedy. The report produced by Bishop James Jones, who chaired the Independent Panel into the Hillsborough tragedy, calls for changes to the inquest process and supports proposals for a “Hillsborough Law”, which would make it a criminal offence for public officials to cover up wrong-doing within an organisation. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield Council to install sprinklers in all residential towers

Sheffield Council has confirmed that all 24 of their residential tower blocks will be fitted with sprinkler systems following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The council also said exterior cladding used to refurbish council-owned tower blocks was “fireproof and complies with building and planning regulations”. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Housing association chief urges building regulations review

The chief executive of South Yorkshire Housing Association, Tony Stacey, has told Sheffield Live! that building regulations must change following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Stacey, recently awarded an OBE for 35 years of service to social housing, confirmed that all SYHA properties are fitted with sprinklers as a matter of policy. This report from Simon Thake.