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Sir Roger has high hopes for Conservative majority

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 …

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We should ditch the idea of airport

Derek Thompson is right on one point in his letter (Airport Site Plans Are Simply Fantasy, Herne Bay Gazette, April 9). Thanet would welcome more jobs. So would all of east Kent. However, Mr Thompson is wrong to think an airport would be the best possible solution. The Davies Commission has dismissed Manston as playing any significant role in aviation …

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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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Lack of flights was terminal for airport

REGARDING all the letters of support for Manston in your paper, would I be right it thinking that, for it to be profitable, there would need to be considerably more aircraft using the airport than a couple of noisy cargo planes which, when the wind is in the east, are deafening over Herne Bay? The previous owner wanted to inflict …

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Mansion supporters are deaf to the truth

MYRA Jones dared to mention one of the few good things to result from Manston’s closure — less noise pollution over the Garden of England (Peace cornet to Herne Bay at last, Your views, May28). The abusive witch hunt directed at her in the letters the following week is typical of the bullying tactics of the Manston fan club. I’ve …

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Peace comes at a high price for area

IN REPLY to Myra Jones comments (Peace comes to Herne Bay at last, Your views, May 28), how selfish an attitude she has, not sparing a thought for the poor people who have lost their jobs, let alone the impact it will have on many businesses that have built up over the years in Thanet, a much-deprived area. Keeping Manston …

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If you don’t like the noise you can move

IT’S SUCH a shame Manston closed, it could have been a very good asset to Kent. As for Myra Jones of Herne Bay, her comments are selfish and stupid. The airport has been there for donkey’s years, why for God’s sake get a house near an airport in the first place? She-doesn’t give stuff about all the poor souls who …

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What about those now unemployed?

IN LESS than two years, on May 25, 2016, Manston is due to celebrate 100 years of flying, but because of the actions of the ruthless Ann Gloag this may not happen. Under the pretence of developing the airport commercially it now appears that her intention was to expand her bank balance and almost her first action was to close …

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Manston has been here for decades

HOW SAD some people are — Peace comes to Herne Bay (Your Views, May 28). I do not know how long this lady has lived in Herne Bay but was she not aware that there was an airport nearby and has been since the early 1900s? She obviously hasn’t given a thought to all the people that have lost their …

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Planes were noisier and closer in past

IN REPLY to the letter from Myra Jones (May 28, Your Views), one must assume that this lady is well in excess of 100 years old! Manston was established just after the First World War in 1915-16 and has been operational since then until now. Air traffic in the past has been much heavier than in recent years. I am …

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