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Doris the giant tube web spider keeps Whitstable conservatory pest-free by eating false widows

A monster spider, which even preys on the feared false widow, has been found in a Whitstable conservatory. The creepy, black-bodied creature is believed to be a Segestria Florentina, also known as the tube web spider – the largest spider species in the UK. The eight-legged beast crawled out from a thick nest inside Dee Stringer’s conservatory in Milstrood Road …

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Infratil Airports Europe; right ingredients wrong outcome

Infratil’s assessment of their European airports, in their own words… In the 1990s Australia and New Zealand were amongst the first countries to sell state-owned airports and to allow their commercial operation. The resulting value uplift encouraged Australasian investors to look at markets where similar developments were occurring, which led to Europe. Infratil invested in Prestwick, Kent and Lübeck airports …

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Rival group enters battle for Stansted airport

A consortium led by an Australasian investment manager has emerged as an early rival to Manchester Airports Group in the £1bn battle for Stansted airport. Morrison & Co, which operates out of New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong, is heading a bid team that also includes the New Zealand Superannuation Fund and Infratil, a Wellington-based infrastructure investor. Stansted was finally …

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Nothing to smile about

Charles Buchanan, chief executive, Kent International Airport, Manston

The economics of the marketplace are impartial and unforgiving, grimly scything down any business models that are weak, lame or faltering.

Plenty of people want to go to Manchester, and plenty of people want to come to East Kent. Evidently, not enough people want to travel between the two. So the Manchester route failed. Within a year, we'll find out how many people want to travel between East Kent and Belfast.

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