Grenfell Tower: Sixty blocks 'fail new fire test'
Cladding and insulation used in at least 60 tower blocks has failed a new fire safety test, the BBC understands.
The test was more thorough than previous checks after the Grenfell Tower fire, which just examined cladding from high-rise buildings.
The new test checked the cladding in combination with the foam insulation that was used in Grenfell.
That combination is used in at least 60 other blocks. Only nine - in Salford - have been indentified so far.
The Department for Communities and Local Government will publish its full findings of the "whole system fire test", along with... read more
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