Fire at Christie hospital cancer research labs

A fire at an office and laboratory block at the Christie in Manchester has led to evacuations and road closures around the hospital site.

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Cancer research spanning 25 years is saved from fire

Cancer experts are praising the fire service for saving 25 years of vital research from a serious fire next to the Christie Hospital in Manchester.

The full impact of the damage is still being assessed - but it could take millions of pounds to rebuild the facilities.

Cancer Research UK had feared that many projects, including studies into hard-to-treat cancers might have been lost.

Mel Barham reports.

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