Don’t limit yourself

Grenfell fire inquiry report reveals earlier evacuation would have saved many lives

A 1,000-page document follows the first phase of an inquiry looking into the fire in west London on 14 June 2017, when 72 people were killed.

Fewer people would have died if the tower block had been evacuated sooner, the inquiry chairman concluded.

Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s full report will be published on Wednesday morning.

Parts of it were published early by the media following a leak to the Daily Telegraph.

Issues highlighted in the report included:

  • A lack of training in how to “recognise the need for an evacuation or how to organise one”
  • Incident commanders “of relatively junior rank” being unable to change strategy
  • Control room officers lacking training on when to advise callers to evacuate
  • An assumption that crews would reach callers, resulting in “assurances which were not well founded”
  • Communication between the control room and those on the ground being “improvised, uncertain and prone to error”
  • A lack of an organised way to share information within the control room, meaning officers had “no overall picture of the speed or pattern of fire spread”

Easy ways to change your lighting for home improvement

Even if you don’t want to spend time and money redecorating, there are still lots of simple ways to improve your lighting.

These could include:

  • Changing the central light fitting. There are myriad of different light fittings. Pendant lights are simply those that fit on the ceiling. Downlighters provide general lighting directed downwards and can be subtle if recessed. Uplighters have the opposite effect, reflecting light from the ceiling and upper walls, gently illuminating the whole room. Wall lights are usually fitted to supplement a ceiling pendent but they can also be used independently in areas such as hallways.

  • Using the correct light bulbs for your light fitting. Energy efficient light bulbs are now available in a wide range of types and designs, even for dimmer switches, so there’s no excuse for keeping your old, incandescent bulbs.



  • Adding floor and table lamps. For specific areas of the room used for particular tasks, such as a desk in a study, cabinet or a kitchen work surface.  The best choices are directional desk, table and floor lamps.

  • Replacing shades. Changing the shades to suit the purpose of the lamp or light fittings to fit in with the interior design of the room.

  • Installing a dimmer switch. Dimmer switches are cheap and easy to install but have the power to instantly change the atmosphere of a room. they can be used in fixed light fittings, floor and table lamps.

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Dennis Bebo – MSC, BSC, DEA, CeMAP

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Memorial garden open at Leicester City helicopter crash

A memorial garden dedicated to the five people killed in the Leicester City helicopter crash has opened on the site of the disaster.

Crowds in front of photos

The garden, opened on the crash’s first anniversary, is named after the club’s chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was among those who died.

It was grown using compost made from the floral tributes left at the site.

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy said the garden would show people “the type of person” Mr Vichai was.

On 27 October 2018 the chairman’s helicopter crashed shortly after taking off, killing all those on board.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's image in garden

Floral tributes

Kaveporn Punpare and Nusara Suknamai, members of Mr Vichai’s staff, and pilots Eric Swaffer and Izabela Roza Lechowicz also died when the helicopter spiralled out of control after taking off from the club’s stadium.

On Sunday 27/102019 there was a private, multi-faith ceremony at the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Garden, attended by players and members of the victims’ families.

The garden, which is outside the King Power Stadium, was then opened to the public at 14:00 GMT.

Leicester City was the English Premier league in 2016

Source: BBC News