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Cladding unscrewed in Bootle as safety checks continue

Cladding continues to be removed across England after the Grenfell Tower fire with 60 towers failing safety checks so far.

Workers were seen unscrewing the metal sheeting from the side of a high-rise in Bootle, Merseyside on Monday morning ahead of testing.

Cladding from high-rise flats in 25 local authority areas has proven flammable in the urgent safety review after at least 79 people died in a fire at the west London block.

Officials said every single sample to have undergone checks so far has failed.

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