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Manston airport didn’t work, and neither will RiverOak’s plan

Out of the mouth of a former airport employee comes a word about the airport’s viability. Or, rather, a word about its non-viability. Read on for lots of lovely facts. As part of the redundancy consultation carried out between March and May 2014, the management team presented employees with the expected running costs for 2014-2015. With revenues of just £2.78m …

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Conmen jailed after conning vulnerable homeowners out of thousands in landscaping con

Two Dover conmen ripped off vulnerable homeowners, by carrying out work which was “poor, ineffective, shoddy… and sometimes completely worthless”. Greedy Roger Knight, 42 and pal Wayne Smith , 48, raked in thousands of pounds by offering gardening services in Walmer and Folkestone. Now a judge has heard how the cowboy landscapers had also been turned over three years ago in an episode of the …

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Kent Eye ferris wheel set for a return to university campus in Canterbury

The controversial Ferris wheel which formed a distinctive part of the city’s skyline at the University of Kent last summer is scheduled for a return. Campus bosses have applied for permission to re-erect the 36m high structure – resembling the capital’s London Eye – between July and October. The attraction will be on the meadow between Eliot and Rutherford colleges, …

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Man, 33, from Chatham, arrested after 17-year-old attacked on footpath between Heron Way and Princes Avenue

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of sexually attacking and trying to rob a teenager on a footpath in Chatham The alleged attack on the 17-year-old was said to have taken place in an open space popular with dog walkers on Thursday afternoon in Chatham.  Officers have been carrying out a number of inquiries and arrested a man from …

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Tinie Tempah disappoints fans at Club Chemistry in Canterbury

Clubbers are demanding refunds after rap superstar Tinie Tempah fled a gig in Canterbury after just two songs. Eager revellers waited until 3am last night (Saturday) for Tinie’s appearance at the city’s signature nightclub Club Chemistry in Station Road. But when the Brit Award-winner finally graced the stage, he delivered just two tracks before disappearing again, reportedly saying “I’ll see …

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Paul Barrett, owner of car retailer Barretts Group, on the east and west divide in Kent, future of Manston airport and being a good car salesman

Looking out his office window at traffic bustling through Canterbury’s Westgate Towers, car dealership owner Paul Barrett appears almost regal. “I regard myself as almost a custodian of the business rather than the owner or managing director,” said the businessman, 54, whose great-grandfather founded Barretts Group in 1902. The firm sells new and used BMW, Citroen, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover …

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Transport minster says hopes of reopening Manston airport given…

The airport has been closed since May last year Comments (0) TRANSPORT minister John Hayes claimed today the Conservatives had delivered a “double boost” to the campaign to reopen Manston airport. Mr Hayes announced this afternoon (Thursday) RiverOak, the firm interested in reopening the Manston, would pay money into an account for use in the process of a compulsory purchase. RiverOak …

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Children’s ward receives book donations from Herne Bay author

Julian Jennings (Chariman Clock Tower), Lizzie Worthen (Matron in Children Services) and Faye Beerling. Comments (0) A HERNE Bay author has donated her books to a children’s ward at Kent and Canterbury hospital. Faye Beerling presented matron Lizzie Worthen with ten copies of Tales From the Clock Tower. She was joined by Julian Jennings, chairman of Friends of Herne Bay Clock …

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Plain Jane: Meet the candidates for the Green Party

Comments (0) I WAS initially invited to visit the Green candidate for Thanet South at his Broadstairs home – an arrangement I jumped at, to check if it featured sacks of mung beans and a composting toilet. In the event, we meet in the Belgian Bar in Ramsgate, which boasts neither. It is a testament to Councillor Ian Driver’s capacity for …

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Case for partnership was ‘weak’

By Tom Barton BBC Look East political reporter 26 March 2015 From the section England Communities secretary Eric Pickles says the South East LEP is an ‘exemplar’ body others should ‘follow’ The case for creating a partnership controlling hundreds of millions of pounds of government cash was considered “weak”, it has emerged. Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) combine businesses, councils and …

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