Campaigners are calling for the owners of Manston Airport to be forced to sell the site to the local council. They say it is the only way to safeguard its future as an airport.
A last ditch offer from an American company was turned down, and the airport closed on Thursday with the loss of 144 jobs. Now the local MP Sir Roger Gale believes Thanet District Council should buy the site, and then sell or lease it to an aviation company.
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