A regional daily was the first in England to carry front page images of last night’s tragic fire in London.
The Oldham Evening Chronicle, which still prints on the same day as publication, ran photographs of the inferno at Grenfell Tower, in Kensington, which has claimed the lives of at least six people.
More than 60 people have been taken to hospital as a result of the fire, which was reported shortly before 1am this morning.
It is not yet known how the blaze was started.
Chronicle managing editor David Whaley said: “Whilst we are first and foremost a local newspaper and lead on local issues most of the time, the breaking-news nature of the London blaze and its seriousness very quickly promoted the story up our news agenda.
“The Press Association did an excellent job with news and pictures and we felt justified that this was the story everyone was going to be talking about.
“We pride ourselves on being able to deliver on overnight stories and evening meetings etc in real time.”