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Filton Airfield new homes

Residents in North Bristol are to be asked their views of a proposed major housing development on land at Filton Airfield.

A meeting will be held in Southmead tonight to hear their concerns and outline South Gloucestershire plans for 5,700 new homes on the site.

Bristol City Council will use tonight's meeting to produce their formal submission to South Gloucestershire who are the planning authority.

Filton Credit: ITV News West Country


Filton jobs at risk

Defence company BAe Systems have confirmed "a relatively small number" of jobs will go at Filton, near Bristol, as part of wider cutbacks announced today.

The job losses, thought to involve office staff, are part of 1,700 redundancies at shipyards in Portsmouth and Scotland.

The company says it's due to restructuring as work on two new aircraft carriers comes to an end. The Technology Centre at Filton is not affected.

Philip Hammond MP Defence Secretary made the announcement in the Commons today.

Ten years since Concorde made last commercial flights

Today marks ten years since Concorde made its last commercial flights, and the end of supersonic travel.

Today marks ten years since Concorde made its last commercial flights Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Three of the Filton built aircraft last flew into Heathrow airport in 2003 before being permanently retired.

The Save Concorde campaign group is still lobbying British Airways a decade on to make one of the aircraft available to fly again non-commercially.


Duke to open historic aerospace building in Filton

The Duke of Gloucester will open Pegasus House today Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The Duke of Gloucester is due to open a restored building in South Gloucestershire that played a key role in the history of aerospace.

Pegasus House in Filton was the original headquarters of the Bristol Aeroplane company. It hosted visits from royalty and even Cary Grant before it went out of use in the 1990s. It will house 300 Airbus staff after being renovated as part of a £70m investment programme.

Today's event will have a 1930s feel to it, celebrating the history of the building.

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