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Remembering the 72 lives lost four years after Grenfell

Sheffield Town Hall will be lit up in green tonight at dusk to remember all of the people who tragically lost their lives in the fire at Grenfell Tower block in Kensington in 2017.

Today is the 4th anniversary of this tragic event and memorial events and services are being held across the country to remember all 72 people who died and to show love and solidarity for their loved ones.

Councillor Paul Wood, Executive Member for Housing at Sheffield City Council said: “We stand together today to remember all of those who tragically lost their lives on this day in 2017 and we will not forget them. It is in our power to do everything we can in every town and city in the UK to make sure that people are protected in their homes and that buildings are safe for them to live in. We are committed to doing this in Sheffield.”

"Our thoughts today are with all of the families who lost loved ones at Grenfell.”

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