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Immediate Release Thursday 12 September 1996
Bookies won't gamble on Newbury Bypass' completion
Some of this county's leading bookies including Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill and I.G Index have refused to take bets on the completion of the Newbury Bypass. Neither were the bookies willing to give odds on a completion date or even late completion.
Despite numerous factors which could delay or even stop the bypass no odds were offered. A new Government, E.E.C. intervention or the financial Collapse of Costain - the company building the bypass could still mean it is not completed. Costain were saved from bankruptcy earlier this year by a rescue package from Malaysian company Intria. Costain's financial situation is still uncertain as the sale of their US coal subsidiary has been unsuccessful.
Andrew Wood of Third Battle of Newbury, who started enquires said