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Living alongside a successful airport

Most of us naturally feel proud of Thanet’s long association with aviation. Some want to keep it alive through a revival of commercial aviation at Manston, and others see an airport as a source of much-needed jobs. But before committing our future to aviation, we should think about what it would mean to us all if Manston became a commercially …

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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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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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Antidepressants: Prescriptions in Kent rise by 60% since 2007

An exclusive investigation by KentOnline has revealed the number of antidepressants being prescribed to people in Kent over the last seven years has risen dramatically. Over 60% more drugs are now being dispensed than in 2007/2008. But it is still not clear why more and more people in Kent are needing the drugs just to get them through the day. …

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Government rejects calls to reduce cervical cancer screening age

Calls to lower the cervical cancer screening age have been dismissed by the government. MP Gordon Henderson asked Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt about the move following the story of terminally ill mum-of-two Aimee Willett. The 26-year-old was diagnosed with cancer last December after undergoing her first smear test at the age of 25 – when screening starts. Six months later she was …

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Manston, elections, and money

Dennis Franklin is a regular contributor to the IoT Gazette letters page, and sent us this letter to publish in full, just in case the Gazette doesn’t… I know what follows is lengthy, but I am trying to make some important points about Manston, forthcoming elections, and the use of public money. Also, I feel there have been more pro …

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Queen Victoria fills the King’s Hall

The King’s Hall was packed – a fantastic sight. It gladdens my heart to see people getting involved in local issues, and the turnout this evening was clear evidence of the importance of QVMH to our town.  Congratulations to Gillian Fowler, and the League of Friends of QVMH, and a swarm of others around town for alerting us to the …

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The Council’s priorities. Theirs, not ours.

Here’s the list in handy spreadsheet format, and here’s the much less helpful PDF format file provided by our Council. Well, here it is at last – the list that was compiled in secret and kept under wraps for as long as possible. It’s curiously instructive to see just how misguided and skewed CCC’s priorities seem to be: The Marlowe …

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Life under the flight path: 2

A reader writes: I recently was speaking with a woman and we got on to the topic of the airport, not from a political anti-airport point of view, just mums chatting at a toddler group. She told me about her washing! Funny little burn holes in her washing whilst it hangs on the line and she asked if we thought …

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