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Wrightbus deal negotiations explained
BBC News NI Economics and Business editor John Campbell explains the Wrightbus deal negotiations.

Wrightbus fate 'to be known in hours'

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The fate of Wrightbus will be known in hours, Ian Paisley MP has said.

The Ballymena business was placed into administration last month and is up for sale.

The English industrialist Jo Bamford, son of JCB chairman Lord Bamford, is understood to have made a bid for the company.

However, the ownership of the Wrightbus factory, at Galgorm just outside Ballymena, remains a barrier to an overall resolution.

The union, Unite, said the deadline to resolve the current impasse over site ownership was now 10:00 BST on Thursday.

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