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A campaign group in Birmingham says it’s worried there may be dozens of buildings in the city with cladding issues that aren’t being identified – that could leave flat owners seriously out of pocket.

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Manchester Skyline residents refused access to cladding money

People living at Skyline tower block in Manchester said they were given no option but to take out “life-changing” loans The government has confirmed a new £1bn fund to replace dangerous cladding will not be available to people in buildings where work has already started. A condition has been […] Click here to view original…

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Birmingham high-rise flat owners face £500,000 insurance hike

Michelle Henry has lived at Brindley House since 2011 Flat owners at a tower block in Birmingham say they face a joint insurance bill of about £500,000 due to changes brought in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Last year, owners of the 182 flats in Brindley House […] Click here to view original…

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Wood Green fire: Residents evacuated from flats

Footage posted online appeared to show the roof of the building ablaze About 20 people were evacuated from their homes when a large fire broke out at a block of flats in north London. The London Fire Brigade said 70 firefighters and 10 engines were sent to tackle the […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding used on thousands of tall buildings fails safety test

Cladding material used on thousands of tall buildings in the UK has dramatically failed a safety test, a study has found. In a fire test, the material, previously deemed safer than that used on Grenfell Tower , burned almost as rapidly as the aluminium and plastic panels blamed for […] Click here to view original…

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