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Workers celebrate after progress in negotiations to save Wrightbus | Belfst Telegraph |

There were celebrations at the factory gates after a deal to save troubled bus builder Wrightbus moved a step closer.

The Ballymena operation, famous for building London buses, was placed into administration last month with the loss of 1,200 jobs.

English industrialist Jo Bamford announced on Friday that he had agreed a deal in principle to buy the factory and associated land from former business owner Jeff Wright. [Ian Paisley (DUP)]

There was jubilation among former workers at the gates of the plant on Friday morning as the news emerged.

Steve McMaster, who has worked for Wrightbus for 42 years, described it the best day in his time working for the firm, and vowed it will "once again be the best bus company in the world".

But regional officer for the Unite union George Brash warned that, while a deal has been agreed in principle, there remain "a few hurdles to get over".

Son of JCB chairman in talks to secure a deal with Wrightbus

Wrightbus sale deal reached 'in principle' | BBC News |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 07:39:26 PM EST

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