Marchers brave the rain to protest against airfield closure

Several hundred marchers braved heavy rain on Saturday to protest against the planned closure of Filton Airfield by its owners BAE Systems. The campaigners say the airfield’s closure will jeopardise jobs in the local aerospace industry and they are angry that South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has revised its Core Strategy planning blueprint to allow the building of 3,700 homes on

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