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Farewell to Oldham friends killed in Arena Terror Bombing

Alison Howe and Lisa Lees Credit: ITV Granada

Funerals are taking place later for two mums who died in the terror attack at Manchester Arena a month ago.

45 year old Alison Howe and Lisa Lees, who was 47, were waiting together to pick up their children when the bomb exploded.

The friends from Royton will be laid to rest following separate services at St Anne's Church in Oldham.

Cladding stripped from tower block

Cladding's being removed from a tower block in Greater Manchester after tests showed that it could be made of similar material to those in the Grenfell Tower fire.

The material's being stripped from a residential block in the Village 135 development in Wythenshawe.

Firefighters who've inspected the development say there are many safety features in place and they do not have any great concerns.

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