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Bolton fire: Government warned over laminate cladding risk before student flat block blaze

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News video: Boris Johnson meets firefighters and volunteers in Bolton after student block blaze

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has visited firefighters in Bolton, following the outbreak of a large blaze in a block of student accommodation on Friday night. Mr Johnson hailed the “incredible response” from the community after appeals were made via social media to help students displaced from the...

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Here is the latest update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases ofCovid-19, showing the top five local authorities. In Bolton, 587 new caseswere recorded in the seven days to September 13 – the equivalent of 204.1 per100,000 people. This is the highest rate in England and is up from 152.0 inthe seven days to September 6.

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Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says that a local lockdown should be a “last resort” following an agreement between the government and Oldham Council not to go into a full local lockdown. From midnight on Saturday people in Oldham will be told not to socialise with anyone from outside their household in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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The mayor of Greater Manchester said it was "inhumane" for the Government notto extend Covid-19 shielding for clinically vulnerable people in the regionwhen the policy was paused in England on August 1. Speaking to a meeting ofthe Independent Sage Group, Andy Burnham said: “I cannot for the life of meunderstand why the shielding policy was not extended in Greater Manchester andEast Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire for the duration of these measuresthat have now been introduced. “Not to do it is inhumane in my view, becauseit has added to people’s distress at a very difficult time, and even at thispoint they should reinstate that shielding policy and they should do it now."

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Andy Burnham calls for 'better handling' of future restrictions imposed to tackle coronavirus [Video]

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Manchester mayor Andy Burnham calls on the Government to provide more detailedinformation to the public as future restrictions to tackle coronavirus areannounced.

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Paul Greaney QC, counsel to the Manchester inquiry read from the statement ofBTP officer Jessica Bullough, the first police officer on the scene at theCity Room, less than two minutes after the blast. It said: “I can onlydescribe it as a war zone. There was a number of bodies on the floor and bloodeverywhere. The whole place was smokey and in my words, carnage.”

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