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Election 2015: All women panel at Thanet hustings event

Comments (0) An all women panel of election candidates will speak at a hustings on Wednesday. The fresh Voices event is aimed at letting people hear from females of all parties standing in South Thanet. Speakers will include Lynne O’Donoghue of the Lib Dems, Conservative Lesley Game, Laura Hackett from the We Are The Reality Party and Labour’s Karen Constantine. Ukip …

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Ukip leader Nigel Farage attacks rivals over Manston Airport interest

Ukip leader Nigel Farage says his party should take the credit for forcing election rivals to take seriously the future of Manston. The fate of the airport has taken centre stage in the election battle for South Thanet with Ukip holding a rally at Margate’s Winter Gardens yesterday to demonstrate its support to re-open it. The rally, attended by about …

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Thanet District Council local election listings: candidates by ward

The full list of candidates vying for your vote in the Thanet District Council district election has now been published.¬†There are 23 wards with a total of 56 seats up for grabs. Beacon Road Name of Candidate Home Address Description (if any) Reason why no longer nominated* BINKS Roger Keith Silverthorne, 37 Callis Court Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3AH Conservative …

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Who wants your vote in the local election?

Comments (0) THE full list of candidates vying for your vote in the district election has now been published. There are 23 wards with a total of 56 seats up for grabs. Noticeable this year is the fielding of UKIP nominations in every ward. This is compared to Lib Dem candidates fighting for seats in just five wards. Labour big-hitters Clive …

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Manston airfield radar stops working

Turned off? The Manston airfield radar Comments (0) THE Thales radar at Manston has stopped working. The STAR 2000 equipment, which provides feed to the MoD through a top “bar” which rotates around, sending out radar pulses, and capturing the returned pulses, is not owned by the MOD. The MOD did pay for a data feed from the radar into the …

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Manston Airport campaign gets boost

10 April 2015 From the section Kent Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The fight to reopen Kent’s Manston Airport has received a double boost. Transport Minister John Hayes said he was satisfied the local council would be financially protected in a proposed Compulsory Purchase Order. And he has paved the way for a search …

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Manston airport: owners consider reporting Tories to Electoral…

Site owners are taking legal advice on today’s announcement by the Conservatives Comments (1) THE owners of the Manston airport site are considering whether to make a formal complaint to the Electoral Commission about an announcement made by the Conservatives earlier today. Transport minister John Hayes announced today he was “satisfied” by the indemnity offered by RiverOak, to protect the council …

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Transport minster says hopes of reopening Manston airport given…

The airport has been closed since May last year Comments (0) TRANSPORT minister John Hayes claimed today the Conservatives had delivered a “double boost” to the campaign to reopen Manston airport. Mr Hayes announced this afternoon (Thursday) RiverOak, the firm interested in reopening the Manston, would pay money into an account for use in the process of a compulsory purchase. RiverOak …

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Airport site plans are simply fantasy

I see that Phil Rose is still living in his misguided, ill-informed world regarding the future of Manston Airport (Use Manston Airport Site For Housing And Industry, Herne Bay Gazette, April 2). The only logical way forward is to allow development as an airport. It was once a successful airport when passenger flights operated to important destinations and flourished as …

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Airport ‘reopening plan’ backed

2 April 2015 From the section Kent The Conservatives said their plan to save Manston was “thought through and viable” The transport secretary has given his support to campaigners and local politicians fighting to save Kent’s Manston Airport. Patrick McLoughlin has backed a five-point plan from Thanet Conservative candidates to halt its redevelopment. UKIP said it wanted a viable airport …

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