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Walkden fire murders accused due in court

Four children died in the blaze on Monday

Three people will appear in court later after a house fire that killed four children. Lia, Lacie, Brandon and Demi Pearson all died. The youngest was aged just 3.

David Worrall, 25, Zac Bolland, 23, and Courtney Brierley, 20, will appear at Manchester Crown Court charged with murder, attempted murder and arson.

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Should tower blocks be protected by sprinklers?Manchester council will decide on 36 high rises.

One North West council is set to decide whether their tower block's should be protected by sprinklers.

Six months on from the Grenfell Tower disaster and Manchester City Council could say 'yes' to sprinklers in their 36 high rise buildings.

But many of this region's towers are still covered in aluminium cladding that has now failed safety tests:

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