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Man jailed for fatal gas blast

Andrew Partington, who blew up his house in a massive gas blast that killed his two-year-old next-door neighbour Jamie Heaton, was jailed for ten years at Manchester Crown Court.

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Distress fund set up to support gas explosion residents

Oldham Council has set up a distress fund in the aftermath of the gas explosion which killed two-year-old toddler Jamie Heaton.

£300,000 has been donated so far, with £230,000 of the money raised going to residents whose homes have been affected by the blast.

Some 91 households have been helped by the fund to cope with the impact of the blast, said the council.

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