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Request from Grenfell survivors for no council figures at service 'is understandable'

A request from Grenfell Tower survivors for council representatives to stay away from a memorial service is "perfectly understandable", according to the leader of the local authority.

Elizabeth Campbell, who took over at Kensington and Chelsea Council in the aftermath of the June disaster, will not attend the service and said she understood that the community did not want any representative from the authority at the event.

A national ceremony to mark six months since the tragedy is to be held at St Paul's Cathedral on Thursday, attended by the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The west London authority owned the 24-storey block and is accused of ignoring residents' repeated warnings about fire safety prior to the inferno, which killed 71.