Isle of Wight's World War II mines prevent new Aldi supermarket


The discovery of World War II mines at a former RAF airfield on the Isle of Wight have prevented German supermarket chain Aldi from building a store there.

The equivalent of 15kg of plastic explosives are thought to be buried on a disused grass landing strip in Cowes.

Two pipe mines, laid 70 years ago, have been discovered so far.

The remaining mines will be detonated next spring.

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