75 blocks at risk of fire identified as government urges landlords of more than 500 others to provide samples urgently

The nationwide search for tower blocks at risk of a Grenfell-type blaze gathered pace on Monday as the government said 75 had now been identified and a material linked to the spread of the fire was pulled from sale worldwide.

The communities secretary, Sajid Javid, called on landlords of more than 500 other suspect blocks to urgently provide samples for testing after the company that makes a component of the cladding used on Grenfell discontinued its supply.

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