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Croydon starts urgent review of tower blocks with cladding

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Croydon Council is conducting a hurried review of fire safety issues around its residential properties following the horrific events at Grenfell Tower in north Kensington yesterday. According to council cabinet member Alison Butler, Croydon’s urgent review includes “checks on all of our blocks with external cladding”.

The death toll from the fire which engulfed Grenfell Tower remains at 12, though with emergency services still working at the scene, there are fears that the number of fatalities could be much higher.

Grenfell Tower was still burning through last night, 24 hours after the fire caught hold of the Kensington block

Croydon Council says that it has made an offer to help Kensington and Chelsea by providing emergency accommodation for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire who have been made homeless.

While other local authorities and London boroughs yesterday promptly issued public reassurances, saying that they were checking safety issues around blocks…

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