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Plymouth Airport Petition

A 37,000 signature petition to save Plymouth City Airport is being discussed by the city's council today. It closed last December and developers want houses and shops on the site.

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Councillors vote to make airport a national asset

The Prime Minister is to be asked to intervene to save Plymouth City Airport, even if that means nationalising it to stop it from being redeveloped.

Councillors today voted overwhelmingly in favour of calls to make it a national asset. The vote came at the end of a special debate prompted by the biggest petition in the city's history.

Here's our Plymouth Correspondent Jonathan Gibson:

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