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Deputy leader of Kensington & Chelsea Borough Council Rock Feilding-Mellen has just announced his resignation following news that leader Nick Paget-Brown is to step aside following criticism of their response to the Grenfell Tower fire.
Mr Feilding-Mellen said: “This is my first written statement since the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower and I would like to start by expressing the deep sorrow, grief, and shock that I share with everyone else who lives in North Kensington.
"It was the most horrific and traumatic tragedy, which will affect all those who lived through it or witnessed it for many years to come. It is almost unbelievable that such a horrendous event could happen in the United Kingdom in the twenty-first century. Like all my neighbours, I feel heartbroken and my most deeply felt condolences go out to those who have lost their loved ones.
“I have served as a Councillor since 2006 and was appointed Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Property and Regeneration in 2013. I have always tried my utmost to meet my responsibilities with integrity, hard work, and a commitment to serving the interests of all residents of the borough.
"It has been suggested several times since the tragic event of the 14 June that I should resign, but until now I have felt that it was my duty to do whatever I could personally to back the Council’s efforts to help the fire’s victims, to encourage all of the dedicated officers within the Council as they worked tirelessly for the relief effort, and to support the Council’s Leader. It will be for others to judge whether it would have been better for me to resign immediately, but I would have found it hard to forgive myself if I had ducked out at such a moment of crisis for the borough.
“Nick has now announced his decision to resign as Leader, and so I will no longer be Deputy Leader. I will continue to serve the residents of the Borough as best I can as a Councillor, and I will of course co-operate in full with the public inquiry.”
Kensington and Chelsea Council leader steps down over criticisms of the Grenfell Tower fire response.
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A McDonald’s restaurant in Dalston, east London, has pulled the plug on an unofficial party that almost 3,000 people were due to attend, writes The Caterer website.
The party was organised by party promoters Turn It Up London in celebration of the restaurant’s new 20-cover roof terrace.
The Facebook event page, which was set up on 21 June, said: “Dalston McDonalds now have an outdoor roof terrace. Bring nuggets. Limited seating available.” The party was planned for 7 July to run from 15:00 to midnight.
However the invitation has now been cancelled after the fast food chain expressed safety concerns.
Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown has said he is stepping down following criticism of the response to the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Two men have been found guilty of the manslaughter of 33-year-old Raja Ali in Dagenham on 25 September, who was stabbed to death after his car was ambushed by a rival drugs gang.
Abubakar Bana, 26, of Station Lane, Hornchurch, Essex was found guilty of manslaughter.
Jordon Archambie, 20, of Hesketh Road, Stratford was found guilty of manslaughter.
Daniel Welch, 34, of Winstead Gardens, Dagenham, was found guilty of violent disorder.
Zakar Yunas, 22, of Rokeby Street, Stratford was found guilty of violent disorder.
Mussa Jalo, 21, of Norfolk Road, Dagenham and Bana and Archambie had pleaded guilty to an offence of violent disorder at the start of their trial.
Sentencing was adjourned until 3 July.