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SEPTEMBER 2019

30 Sep 2019

Wrightbus

‘Delicate talks’ over Wrightbus
The former director of Wrightbus, Jeff Wright (b. 1963), says delicate negotiations are continuing to try to save the company.

29 Sep 2019

Green Pastures Church

Protest over Wrightbus donations
In County Antrim, Northern Ireland, hundreds of people are protesting outside a Ballymena church that received millions of pounds in donations from Wrightbus.

27 Sep 2019

Wrightbus

Wright family deny blocking deal
The family that owned Wrightbus has denied they acted unreasonably during attempts to sell the business.

26 Sep 2019

Rural Bus Stop

Bus cuts would be ‘devastating’
Public transport cuts in Gwynedd, northwestern Wales, could result in a mass exodus of people from rural areas, a councillor has claimed.


Wrightbus

PM pledges support for Wrightbus
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (b. 1964) has said he is ‘disappointed’ at what has happened at Wrightbus and that the Government will ‘do what we can to help’.


Redundant Wrightbus Workers

Free tickets for employees
Football team Ballymena United has said they will offer free admission ‘to all Wrightbus employees’ for the Irish Premiership game against Cliftonville.


Wrightbus

Talks to help Wrightbus workers
Efforts are under way to try to help 1,200 workers made redundant after Wrightbus, based in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, entered administration.

25 Sep 2019

Wrightbus

Wrightbus job losses confirmed
Wrightbus, based in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, has entered administration, making about 1,200 workers redundant.


Wrightbus

Wrightbus to brief unions
Wrightbus managers are due to brief unions later, following an expected confirmation that the firm will go into administration.

24 Sep 2019

Wrightbus

Administration now ‘inevitable’
The DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) MP Ian Paisley (b. 1966) has said the administration of Wrightbus is now an ‘inevitability’.

21 Sep 2019

Conwy

Bus pass website still down
A website for 730,000 people in Wales to renew bus passes is still out of action, 10 days after it went down.

20 Sep 2019

Wrightbus

Growing fears for Wrightbus
There are growing fears for the future of Wrightbus after a reported stalling of negotiations with potential buyers.

18 Sep 2019

Broken Bus Window

Man who threw block sentenced
A man who threw a concrete block into a school bus full of children in Devon has received a nine-month suspended sentence.

16 Sep 2019

Wrightbus

Bidder withdraws from deal
A leading industrialist from Northern Ireland who had been in the running to buy Wrightbus has withdrawn from the process.

14 Sep 2019

Wrightbus

Wrightbus bid confirmed
A businessman from Northern Ireland has confirmed he is attempting to buy Wrightbus, which is up for sale amid financial problems.

12 Sep 2019

Bus lane

New bus lanes to ease congestion
A council in northeastern Wales has revealed plans to introduce bus lanes and fine any motorists who misuse them.

11 Sep 2019

Bridlington

Free bus to boost tourism
In a bid to boost out of season tourism, holidaymakers will be able to get free bus travel to a seaside resort in East Riding of Yorkshire.


Conwy

Bus pass users crash website
Large numbers of people applying for new free bus passes in Wales have crashed part of a government website.

04 Sep 2019

Sajid Javid

Pledge to transform bus services
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has pledged ‘to transform [bus] services’ with a multimillion-pound cash injection.


Hayley and William Nunn

Pupils left without bus passes
Suffolk County Council left hundreds of pupils without bus passes for the first day of the new school year.

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