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in brief Goodbye to gasholders

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Most of Britain's historic gasholders are to be demolished and the land sold off for property development such as housing, the company which owns them has announced. Transco, the pipeline wing of the former British Gas company, said it would pull down 80 this year and most of the remaining 550 over the next five years. Listed examples and those campaigned for by local groups are expected to remain, however.

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