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Administrators confirm 118 jobs to go at Railcare

Administrators have confirmed more than 100 jobs will go at a Wolverton rail repair company.

BDO said 118 workers will be made redundant at Railcare's plant at Wolverton near Milton Keynes. Around 33 people will lose their jobs at Springburn, in Glasgow.

Business restructuring partner Kim Rayment said:

The majority of staff remain at both sites and we are hopeful that continued customer spending will allow the company to trade through administration.

We understand that this will be a distressing time for all concerned, and we will be working to provide what advice and support we can to affected employees.

There are a number of interested prospective buyers, and the Joint Administrators are working to secure a successful long-term future for the business with the support of customers and remaining staff."


Police pelted as they try to break up rave

90 officers and a police helicopter went to a warehouse on Deans Road in Wolverton in Milton Keynes at 1.30 am on Sunday 4th March.

They were pelted with bottles and coins by 200 people, and some had a car driven at them at speed. The rave was eventually shut down at 4am.

"The message is simple: We will not allow Milton Keynes to become a place where illegal raves take place and anyone who thinks they can come to the city, trespass on private property and organise a party can expect to be dealt with severely."

– Superintendent Nikki Ross, Thames Valley Police