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Hull Orchard Park tower blocks demolished

Two multi-storey blocks of flats in Hull dating back to the 1960s have been demolished as part of planned improvements to a city estate.

The 20-storey Ashthorpe and 22-storey Milldane tower blocks on Hull's Orchard Park estate were demolished by explosion at about 12:00 BST.

Hull City Council plans to demolish a total of five blocks and refurbish two.

Bridgeman House was demolished in July 2012, Laxthorpe and Highcourt are due to be demolished in 2014, while Kinthorpe and Gorthorpe will be refurbished, the council said.