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Night Flights – all over again

I’m sorry to have to tell you that Night Flights are back on the agenda, and it’s worse than ever. This is not scare-mongering or alarmism – in their latest official statement on night flights, the people who want to run Manston as a cargo hub said that they view the threshold for “significant adverse effects” from night flights as being more than 18 flights a night… on average.

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WTF – Who’s Tony Freudmann?

Whenever we think about this whole Manston pantomime, we keep coming back to the oddness of a US real estate investment firm, specialising in blocks of flats and student accommodation, suddenly taking it into its head that what it wants to do most in the world is get hold of a failed UK airport and develop a cargo hub on …

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Ann Gloag named on Sunday Times Rich List 2015

Businesswoman Ann Gloag, who closed Manston airport last May has been named on the Sunday Times Rich List. In 2015 list, published yesterday, Mrs Gloag, who retains a minority stake in the Manston site, was said to share a £1.04 billion fortune with her brother Sir Brian Souter. The pair founded transport empire Stagecoach in 1980, which now controls 16 per …

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Rally brings renewed hope in fight for historic airport

A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer, TV writer, author and local campaigner Transport Minister at anniversary turn out ON MARCH 19, I joined a rally to mark the anniversary of the announcement of Manston Airport’s closure. Organisers had asked that we bring along “whistles, flags, everything you have” so that Ann Gloag could “hear us from Scotland”.  It was …

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MPs want airport deal out in open

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The former owner of Manston Airport has been told by MPs to put her deal with the new owners into the public domain to counter claims of asset stripping. The Kent airport closed last May, seven months after being bought by Ann Gloag, co-founder of the Stagecoach Group. She …

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KCC slammed in Transport Select Committee’s Manston airport…

The Transport Select Committee report said KCC held responsibility for aviation in the county Comments (0) KENT County Council’s reaction to the closure of Manston airport has been slammed by the Transport Select Committee’s report on smaller airports. Released this morning (Friday), the report criticised KCC for a lack of action, despite passing a motion to support Thanet council in efforts …

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Rally planned to mark one year since Manston airport closure…

The rally will mark one year since it was announced the airport would close Comments (0) SUPPORTERS campaigning to reopen Manston airport will hold a rally next week to mark a year since it was announced the airfield would close. Organisers have dubbed the event the “Monumanstonal March”, which will take place on March 19, exactly 12 months after staff at …

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Government to review airport CPO

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs A government review has been ordered into the decision not to go ahead with the compulsory purchase of Kent’s Manston Airport, which closed last May. Thanet District Council (TDC) decided in December it would not go for a compulsory purchase order (CPO), despite the wishes of campaigners. Transport minister …

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Airport committee chairman hits out at Sir Roger Gale

MP Sir Roger Gale’s response to news that Bristow plans to base its search and rescue service at Lydd because of the closure of Manston airport has been slammed by the Chairman of the Kent International Airport Consultative Committee (KIACC). Sir Gale had said the decision by Bristow was “neither news nor surprising”. He described KIACC as a “former” committee …

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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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