EXCLUSIVE: 'Legal dispute' leaves fire-ravaged building's future in limbo
From the moment firefighters arrived on the scene at the House of Lords on that fateful night of January 11, it was immediately clear that the fire they faced would be a major incident.
Residents were evacuated and more than 60 firefighters from across Cumbria battled the blaze which reduced the building to a shell of its former state.
More than 11 months on from the fire, part of Abbey Road remains closed because of fears for the building's stability. Officials at Barrow Borough Council and Cumbria County Council are obliged to allow the insurance company time to assess the claim and take... read more
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