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Cladding continues to be tested and buildings evacuated in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tradegy in London
As residential towers across the UK continue to be tested for flammable cladding there are concerns that the process is not being carried out quickly enough. At the same time residents have been evacuated from some high rise towers amid concerns for their safety.
The majority of the residents in four tower blocks were evacuated from the Chalcots estate in London on Friday night. Camden Council said it had told about 200 residents still refusing to vacate the blocks that they "must leave" to allow improvement works to go ahead.
Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said officials would be visiting the residents still in their homes and they will continue to arrange temporary accommodation in hotels and other council properties.
She said there were "various legal routes that Camden Council could explore. However, we really don't want to do this".
She said: "Most of the residents ar