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MP rejects claim Manston staff 'have jobs' elsewhere

MP Roger Gale has reacted angrily to the failure of Manston's owner to accept the latest bid for the airport.

Mr Gale said that Ann Gloag turned down the improved offer from aviation investors Riveroak on the basis that it was submitted too late, and that she claimed, many staff had already found jobs.

Mr Gale said "It is not correct that most of the staff at Manston have other jobs. There is no legal reason why they should not carry on working and most of them want to go on working there."

"We have a buyer who is reputable, let's have a deal done".

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BREAKING : Latest offer for Manston rejected

The latest offer to buy Manston Airport has been rejected.

American aviation investor Riveroak had made an improved offer yesterday.

The airport's owner is said to have rejected it on the grounds that the bid was submitted too late and, she claims, many of the staff have already found new jobs.

Ann Gloag rejected the bid just minutes after the Prime Minister told the commons that the government would do everything they can to help keep Manston open.

PM tours £850m Reading project

David Cameron visited Reading train station this afternoon Credit: ITV Meridian

The Prime Minister has stopped off at the revamped train station at Reading's, which cost £850million as part a several infrastructure projects across the UK.

The Prime Minister speaks to our very own Phil Hornby about the project Credit: ITV Meridian
The PM will continue his visit to the South this afternoon by visiting Oxford Credit: ITV Meridian

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David Cameron to visit infrastructure projects in South

The Prime Minister is visiting Reading and Oxford today to see how the infrastructure projects are improving the local areas.

Cameron congratulates gay couples on wedding days

The Prime Minister David Cameron, who is also the MP for the Oxfordshire constituency of Witney, has extended good wishes to all same-sex couples holding weddings today. The ceremonies can be held after a change in the law on the stroke of midnight on Friday.

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