Base future in spotlight

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THE future use of an RAF base could be revealed by the Government next week.

Defence secretary Liam Fox is expected to announce his decisions for RAF Cottesmore in next week’s base review.

RAF Cottesmore became a satellite station for RAF Wittering in April before it finally closes next year.

Mr Fox is expected to announce what the future use of the Cottesmore base will be.

In Rutland some hope it will be used as an army base while other suggestions have included turning it into a business park or possibly an airport.

The announcement is also expected to outline RAF Wittering’s future role.