BAE decision 'within weeks'

A decision over the future of the BAE shipyard in Portsmouth is expected before Christmas.

It's feared up to 3,000 jobs could be lost if BAE Systems closes the site.

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Shipyard jobs threat - BAE statement

"We continue to work closely with the Ministry of Defence to explore all possible options to determine how best to sustain the capability to deliver complex warships in the UK in the future.

"This work is ongoing and we are committed to keeping our employees and trade unionsinformed as it progresses."

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