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Dover eyesore demolition begins

It's been described as the biggest eyesore in Dover but work to remove it from the landscape is finally underway.

Burlington House is being demolished but not in the usual way. The thirteen storey office block in Townhall Street is full of asbestos so needs to be stripped from the inside out. David Johns has been to see how the process will happen.

He speaks to demolition contractor Eric Rosay and Kevin Charles from Dover District Council.


Residents demand answers over home demolition plans

ITV Meridian's Mel Bloor met up with Stuart Rowbotham, who's the director of health and wellbeing at Wokingham Borough Council. She asked him some of the questions posed to her by the residents of the Gorse Ride South estate.

Families' pleas to save homes from demolition

"Please don't destroy our homes." That's the plea from families living on an estate in Berkshire earmarked for demolition.

Residents in around 180 houses on the Gorse Ride South estate in Finchampstead have been served demolition notices by Wokingham Borough Council which wants to redevelop the area.

Many of the properties - which were built in the 1970s - are council owned, but some have been bought by tenants under the 'right to buy' scheme.

Mel Bloor has been speaking exclusively to worried residents.

Famous cooling towers to be demolished

The cooling towers are a well known Oxfordshire landmark Credit: ITV Meridian

It's been announced that the famous cooling towers at the Didcot power plant will be demolished at the end of July.

Explosives will be used to bring the three towers down early on Sunday July the 27th. It will take less than a minute.

This is the first part of the demolition of the Didcot A Power Station which has been part of the landscape for more than 42 years.