Tower block cladding posing danger to thousands of residents

By Robert BoothLisa O'CarrollDavid Pegg

Local councils' tests reveal at least 25 towers clad with polyethylene-core type blamed for rapid fire at Grenfell Tower

Thousands of tower block residents around the UK have been warned that their homes are clad with the same flammable aluminium panels believed to have fuelled the deadly blaze at Grenfell Tower in London.

A day of frantic testing by local authorities began to determine how many people were living in potentially dangerous high rises, after the prime minister, Theresa May, warned that some of the first tests had revealed combustible cladding on buildings.

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