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Minute's silence to be held for Grenfell Tower victims

A minute's silence will be held across the region today for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Grenfell Tower Credit: Press Association

At least 58 people are now confirmed or presumed dead after the fire last Wednesday. The silence will be observed at 11 o'clock this morning.

Meanwhile additional safety checks are set to begin today in council tower blocks in Sheffield following the tragedy.

The checks will be carried out from tomorrow by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue officers in addition to daily checks carried out by housing staff.

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