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October, 2010

  • 18 October

    Politicians Against Night Flights

    In April, a number of local politicians were asked:  “Do you support night flights from Manston Airport?” It’s great to have such high profile local Conservative politicians agreeing with our message: No Night Flights!! Roger Gale said “No” Laura Sandys said “No, I do not support night flights from or to Manston.”

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  • 17 October

    Infratil top brass come to Kent

    Kiwis fly in

    All along the flight path, the whispered words are spreading like wildfire: the bigwigs of a company on the other side of the world are coming to Kent on Monday. I'm thrilled at the prospect of these well-travelled, high-spending visitors plastering shop counters with their New Zealand dollars, but I can't help wondering why exactly they're coming, and why now?

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  • 15 October

    Public get the chance to air views on airport expansion plans

    Cllr David Green

    Clipping: thisiskent

    RAMSGATE town council is to hold a public meeting to discuss proposals for more night flights from Manston airport. Chairman David Green said the council decided to hold the debate after residents used last Wednesday's council meeting to vent their fears over more night noise disturbance.

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  • 15 October

    Clear boundaries

    Breaking News - Council are not "in cahoots" with Manston Airport

    I can't understand what would make people think such a thing! Behold the front Page of
    "Around Kent, A magazine for the people of Kent. Your voice, Your services."

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  • 15 October

    Sleepless in Thanet

    Steve Dawe

    Clipping: thisiskent

    MANSTON airport proposes to have more night flights. To do this ignores the known health impacts of aircraft noise. Research shows exposure to aircraft noise is damaging to health and even impairs learning in children. How productive will people in Thanet be if their sleep is disturbed, perhaps by noisy freight-carrying aircraft at night? The health evidence collected by researchers throughout the world is that there is a strong association between aviation noise at night and blood pressure problems.

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  • 14 October

    Windfarm extension

    HB Gazette 14th Oct 2010

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  • 14 October

    Night Flights

    HB Gazette 14th Oct 2010

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  • 14 October

    Budget Limits

    HB Times 14th Oct 2010

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  • 14 October

    Community space

    HB Times 14th Oct 2010

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  • 14 October

    Community space

    HB Times 14th Oct 2010

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  • 14 October

    The future of the Pier

    HB Times 14th Oct 2010

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  • 14 October

    3D at the Kavanagh

    HB Times 14th Oct 2010

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  • 14 October

    Dog severely injured by rusty metal stake

    Owners warn of safety hazard at popular beauty spot HB Times 14th Oct 2010

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  • 14 October

    Yellow Lines on Prom “an insult to cyclists”

    Council says markings an essential safety measure HB Times 14th Oct 2010

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  • 14 October

    Chairman sorry after complaints

    Clipping: thisiskent

    THE chairman of Kent County Council has apologised after complaints about the way he ran a Thanet Local Board meeting. Residents and councillors were angered by Bill Hayton's chairmanship of the meeting at Chatham House school on 27th September. They claimed Mr Hayton rudely curtailed and interrupted questions from the public on the issue of increased night flights from Manston airport.

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  • 11 October

    The consultation and the election timetable

    Cynical timing?

    Night flights consultation: November to late February.
    Local Election: May 5th.
    Council decision on night flights: July.

    This is clearly a clumsy ploy by TDC to avoid the electorate kicking the daylights out of them on election day for inflicting a lifetime of sleepless nights on them.

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  • 8 October

    Night flights plan requesting take-off

    APPLICATION: Manston airport

    THE owners of Manston airport have applied for permission to run regular night flights. The planning application was submitted to Thanet council last Wednesday, seeking the right to run scheduled flights between 11.30pm and 6am. Airport boss Charles Buchanan believes permission, which it needs from Thanet council, is vital to the success of the airport

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