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Airport future to be discussed by councillors in Plymouth

The future of Plymouth City Airport will be discussed by the city council today.

More than 37,000 people have signed a petition calling for the airport to be run by the state. It closed last December, despite opposition. Developers want to build houses, shops and flats on the 113 acre site.

The petition to save Plymouth airport is the biggest in the city's history Credit: ITV Westcountry

Contents of Plymouth Airport go to auction later

The contents of Plymouth Airport are being auctioned off online today. Fire engines, x ray machines and departure seats are among hundreds of items up for sale.

At an auction later today items from Plymouth City Airport will be auctioned off Credit: ITV Westcountry

The terminal was closed last December because of a lack of business. The auction is opposed by campaigners who had hoped to see the airport re-opened.

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Hundreds of jobs could be created in Cornwall

Business Minister Mark Prisk will launch a new enterprise zone for Newquay airport. The Aerohub Zone will be an area dedicated to developments in the aerospace industry with a business park and aviation learning centre. The new enterprise zone could create more than seven hundred jobs.

Hundreds of jobs could be created with the launch of the new enterprise zone Credit: ITV Westcountry

Council to discuss condition of runway

Cornwall Council will today discuss the condition of the runway at St Mary's Airport on the Isles of Scilly. The airport was shut yesterday after a light aircraft overshot the runway and went through a hedge. No-one was injured.

The airport was shut yesterday after a light aircraft overshot the runway and went through a hedge. Credit: ITV Westcountry

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