Life on Manchester’s burning moors

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Out of control wildfires are less a part of life in the North of England than some parts of the world.

But the 2018 heatwave brought a blaze to Saddleworth and surrounding moorlands outside Manchester which devastated nature and caused residents to evacuate for their safety.

The story I wrote for the New Statesman was picked up in the BBC Radio 4 Today programme news round-up. Here it is: Life on the burning moors: “It’s frightening going to bed unsure what you’ll wake up to”

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