Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 14 Sep 2017

Grenfell Tower: Public inquiry opens

The inquiry into the fire at a west London tower block which killed at least 80 people on 14 June formally opens today. Retired High Court judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick will start the Grenfell Tower inquiry by setting out how it will operate. He has previously faced barracking by relatives and survivors of those who lived in the tower.

Anticipation about May’s Florence speech

Theresa May is travelling to Florence next week to make a speech outlining her position on Brexit, with the Italian Prime Minister expected to attend. The EU’s Guy Verhofstadt said last week the speech was the reason the next round of negotiations are delayed by a week and called it an “important intervention” on the issue.

Graham Taylor ‘was warned of abuse’

Former Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor, who died in January, was warned that a scout who worked for him had abused young players but told the victim who made the claim to “sweep it under the carpet”, according to Tony Brien, who was abused by Ted Langford multiple times. Langford was jailed in 2007 and died in 2012.

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Source:: The Week – All news

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