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April, 2015

  • 10 April

    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 …

  • 10 April

    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 …

  • 10 April

    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 …

  • 10 April

    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 …

  • 9 April

    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 …

  • 9 April

    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 …

  • 9 April

    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 …

  • 2 April

    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 …

March, 2015

  • 31 March

    TG Aviation set for mediation with Manston airport site owners

    Comments (0) FLIGHT school TG Aviation will take part in mediation with the owners of the former Manston airport site today in a bid to regain use of the runway. The meeting in London today (Monday) will serve as an attempt to settle the dispute without the need for civil proceedings. TG Aviation failed in July last year to secure a …

  • 29 March

    11 things Sunday Times journalist Camilla Long didn’t tell you…

    Viking Bay has been named as a top childhood destination Comments (0) A REPORT by Sunday Times journalist Camilla Long has painted Thanet in a very grim light. Branding the isle as ‘English Defence League on Sea’ and ‘Chernobyl-like.’ But here are 11 things the Oxford-educated aristocrat didn’t mention about Thanet *Dreamland will reopen on June 19 with 17 rides and …