Oldham parents' tribute to son

The parents of two-year-old Jamie Heaton, who died in a suspected gas explosion in Greater Manchester, have paid tribute to their "unique" son. A man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the incident has been released on bail.

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Ten properties 'seriously affected' by Oldham blast

Oldham Council says a number of properties in the immediate area of the explosion will have to be demolished.

Houses damaged on Buckley Street in the Shaw area of Oldham Credit: Press Association

Ten properties were seriously affected. The council says others will have to be assessed for structural damage.

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