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Image caption Mohammed Alhajali escaped the war in Syria to come to the UK in 2014

The grim task of finding out how many people died in the fire that engulfed a block of flats in west London continues. The first victim has been named as Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali, who was 23. His older brother, Omar, who managed to escape the building, told the BBC he had lost Mohammed on the way out.

Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the fire, saying people "deserve answers". Rydon, the company that carried out an £8.6m refurbishment of Grenfell Tower, said it welcomed the announcement.

So far six victims of the fire have been provisionally identified, with police admitting some may never be identified. At least 17 people died and, when asked what the final figure could be, Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy replied: "I hope it is not triple figures, but I can't be drawn on the numbers."

We will have all the latest updates on the aftermath of the fire on our live page.

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There are layers of accountability here - the housing association, the developers, the council, the government - but few expect the political class will be covered in glory. And while the prime minister's decision not to visit victims but fire crews and volunteers instead was made, Number 10 believes, for the right reasons, it may, in time, prove to be a miscalculation.

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It's a year since Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered in her Yorkshire constituency of Batley and Spen, and her family and friends are urging people to organise events celebrating her life. The Great Get Together, aimed at encouraging a sense of community, is expected to involve more than 100,000 events around the UK over the weekend, including picnics, street parties and concerts.

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What the papers say

"Now the anger" is the Sun's headline, reflecting the tone of reporting on the London fire in many of the newspapers. "Criminal" is the Mirror's take, adding: "We need answers. We need change." Meanwhile, the Times reports that the cladding used on Grenfell tower has been banned in the US on buildings more than 40ft (12.2 metres) high.

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