Many residents are still blissfully unaware that Ramsgate and Herne Bay are facing an environmental catastrophe. When Manston airport was closed, an aggressive campaign group was set up to try to get it reopened. Most of the people running this campaign live in areas which are not affected by aircraft noise. The campaign group has been backed by prominent local politicians …Read More »
With just three weeks until polling day, candidates will be working hard to try to secure your vote on May 7. This week Conservative incumbent Sir Roger Gale met reporter Aidan Barlow at the Central Bandstand in Herne Bay to discuss the issues at stake in this election. ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Sir Roger Gale has been the Member of Parliament …Read More »
With planes almost certain to never fly from Manston airport again, its new owners TREVOR CARTNER and CHRIS MUSGRAVE are preparing to reveal their plans for the 800-acre site. They spoke exclusively to CHRIS PRICE They are two of the highest profile commerical property owners in Kent but Trevor Cartner and Chris Musgrave must also be the most approachable. There …Read More »
Politics is the worst thing that ever happened to democracy, and I only realised this since getting involved in local community campaigns like this one.
The downsides of night flights - noise and other pollution, environmental destruction, reduced quality of life, worse health, more stress, harder-to-teach kids, etc. etc. - are all straightforward facts, and as such are strictly non-political.
The advertised upside of night flights - that they will allow the airport to achieve its master plan and the forecast jobs - is more a matter of belief, trust or interpretation, and as such is likely to coloured by the political colour of your mind/heart.
It's disheartening when political spin and point-scoring produce more heat than light, warming the hearts of political supporters without showing a way forward. (This criticism is emphatically not levelled at Laura alone, not by any means - they're all at it, most of the time, usually when there are better things to be doing.)Read More »
Charlie Buchanan And The Chocolate Factory The Manston With The Golden Gun Merry Christmas, St Lawrence The Spy Who Loved Margate Laura Sandys: Tomb Raider From Ramsgate With Love The Bayford Ultimatum Thanet Is Not Enough Casino Royal Sands Dial M For Margate The Quexorcist … any more?Read More »
DETAILS of MPs’ expenses published this week show Canterbury’s Julian Brazier to be the county’s top claimer. The Conservative, who also represents Whitstable, claimed £12,772 between May and August this year. Faversham’s Hugh Robertson was close behind on £9,121, while Herne Bay MP and fellow Tory Roger Gale put in claims totalling £8,144. Thanet South Tory MP Laura Sandys claimed £6,007 of …Read More »