>> So much grief, so few answers. A vigil in West London close to the charred shell of Grenfell Tower, where at least 30 people perished in a fire this week. As many as 70 people are still missing, according to local residents and media reports, though the police have not confirmed that number.
London's fire brigade expects it to take weeks, even months to search the block's 24 precarious floors. Some victims may never be identified.>>
People want answers to a number of questions. Did the cladding recently fitted to the building help spread the blaze? It has now emerged that the maker of the cladding panels advised against using them in high-rise buildings. Questions too, over whether local authority cuts and a lack of fire prevention measures contributed to the disaster.
Police pledging to figure out if there are criminal acts of negligence behind the fire. Prime Minister Theresa May
creasingly a focal point for wrath bundled away under police guard after meeting residents on Friday. She drew fury by failing to meet locals and victims when she went to visit the scene of the disaster on Thursday.
A visit Friday to a local hospital and the promise of a public inquiry, far from assuaging that anger. A royal visit better received, though. Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince William meeting members of the emergency services and local residents made homeless by the fire.