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Alastair McKee looks at the 100-year history of Filton airfield and the controversial decision to close it.

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29 minutes

Last on

Mon 17 Dec 2012 19:30
BBC One West

Filton Airfield closure

Filton Airfield closure

Bristol's mayor is calling for an independent economic study to be made of the regional impact of the planned closure of Filton Airfield.


The airfield, the birthplace of the British-built Concorde jets, is to close on Friday.


Read the full story on the BBC News website.

Joanna Parrish

Joanna Parrish

The parents of a student murdered in France have raised fresh concerns over the handling of the case by French investigators.


Joanna Parrish, from Gloucestershire, was found raped and strangled in a river in Auxerre on 17 May, 1990.


Read the full story on the BBC News website.


Role Contributor
PresenterAlastair McKee
Series EditorDimitri Houtart

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