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Transport Minister John Hayes visits isle for Manston airport…

Transport Minister John Hayes (right) with Tory South Thanet PPC Craig Mackinlay at Manston Comments (0) TRANSPORT Minister John Hayes visited Thanet today to discuss the future of the Manston airport site. Mr Hayes held what he described as a: “very positive” meeting with Thanet council leader Iris Johnston and acting chief executive Madeline Homer this morning (Thursday). The minister revealed the …

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County Hall U-turns an enlightening experience

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • If you can hear the sound of car gears crashing around County Hall, it is probably connected to the latest policy U-turn. After a reversal on plans to axe the number of community wardens comes …

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HSE make enquiries after Manston airport industrial accident

A man was airlifted to King’s College Hospital in London following the accident (pic: Tasha Girdler) Comments (0) HEALTH and Safety Executive (HSE) officers will visit the Manston airport site after a worker suffered a serious head injury there yesterday. Representatives could begin investigations at the site later today (Wednesday), after a spokesman confirmed the agency is aware of the incident …

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MANSTON: Key players grilled by MPs in Parliament over closure of…

Comments (0) Herne Bay MP Sir Roger Gale has claimed he was was “misled” by Stagecoach bus tycoon Ann Gloag, who told him she would operate Manston Airport for at least two years and invest heavily. Speaking at a meeting of the Transport Select Committee in Westminster on Monday, Sir Roger said: “I believe now that I was seriously misled. Mrs Gloag had …

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Transport Select Committee – public hearing

We submitted our written evidence to the committee in October 2014. On February 2nd, we went along to Portcullis House (just across the road from the Houses of Parliament), to do our bit. For you. Here you can watch the committee in action. We start with: Pauline Bradley (Director, Manston Skyport Limited) Alastair Welch (Interim Director, Kent Airport Limited) Alan Mackinnon …

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Pub Landlord Al Murray visits Thanet as FUKP leader

“Excuse me” said the Pub Landlord as he parted the crowd at the Rose in June pub in Margate and paid the barman a penny for a pint of Master Brew. This was the last stop on Al Murray’s tour of Thanet as he officially launched his election campaign in person today. He said: “I am the only one taking …

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Man injured in ‘airport explosion’

A man has been seriously injured while dismantling an aircraft with an industrial grinder at Manston Airport, in Kent. The emergency services were called to the airport at 14:30 GMT, following reports of an explosion. The man was flown by air ambulance to a hospital in London. Kent Police said the incident was being treated as a suspected industrial accident. …

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BREAKING: Worker suffers ‘serious’ head injury at Manston airport

Comments (1) A MAN has been airlifted to hospital in London after suffering a serious injury at the Manston airport site. Ambulance crews were called to Manston at 1.50pm this afternoon (Tuesday) to respond to reports of a worker who had suffered a head injury. An air ambulance was scrambled to attend the incident shortly afterwards. The man had reportedly been …

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Air ambulance lands at Manston

Emergency services have been called to the Manston airport after reports of an accident. Fire crews and paramedics are on the scene – the air ambulance landed near the the Northern Grassland area of the site, next to where a 747 is being broken up. Reports suggest emergency services are responding to an industrial accident. The air ambulance landed at the …

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Airport’s former owner ‘misled MP’

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The former owner of Manston Airport has been accused of misleading a Kent MP over her true intentions as to the future of the site which shut last May. North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale told the Commons Transport Select Committee that he believed Ann Gloag had “no intention” …

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