The Guardian reports the cladding that was banned for high rise buildings after Grenfell is being used in schools.
Combustible insulation put in 70 schools since Grenfell
The Guardian’s front page leads with news that since the ban on combustible foam insulation for high-rise buildings was introduced in 2018 after the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, it has been used on about 70 schools.
The paper says at least 25 hospitals, care homes and sheltered housing complexes have also been built with the cladding, as one school leader calls for action to remove it.
‘Third wave’ casts doubts on lifting the lockdown
Boris and Carrie: Mixed reception for the No 10 newlyweds
The paper says Catholics, including members of the congregation at Westminster Cathedral, have questioned why the prime minister was able to be married in a Catholic church following his two previous divorces.
Headlines from the Guardian Online.
Noel Fielding and Cheryl Tweedy bring phone-hacking claims against Mirror owner
The Guardian says the Great British Bake Off host Noel Fielding, former Girls Aloud member Cheryl Tweedy, and singer Natalie Imbruglia are among the latest individuals to bring phone-hacking claims against the publisher of the Mirror, as companies continue to deal with the costly fallout of widespread illegal behaviour at their newspapers.
Students in England call for 30% Covid discount on tuition fees
The Guardian says University students in England are offering to accept higher interest rates on their loans in exchange for an immediate £2,700 discount on their tuition fees as compensation for the disruption to their education caused by the Covid pandemic.
China announces three-child limit in major policy shift
The Guardian says China has announced that couples will be permitted to have up to three children, in a major policy shift from the existing two-child limit after recent data showed a dramatic decline in births in the world’s most populous country.
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