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Challenges met as market moves in

Shoppers will have their first glimpse of a “new era” as Herne Bay market stalls begin trading in the town centre on Saturday. Canterbury City Council officials have been planning the move since September last year as part of the regeneration of Herne Bay. The decision has sparked a mixed response from people concerned about the removal of brick planters, …

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Ukraine’s cruel reminder of my political awakening

Gale’s View by your MP Sir Roger Gale I was, before I became an MP, a television producer and director. One of the questions that I find myself frequently asked is why I gave up this “glamorous” and over-paid profession to seek election to Parliament. Events in Ukraine have a bearing upon the answer. In 1956 Imre Nagy became, for …

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Wheels come off scooter hire plan

A CHARITY has been forced to put the brakes on a plan to rent wheelchairs and mobility scooters to seafront visitors this summer. Bosses at Herne Bay Shopmobillty hoped to build on their success last year, when more than 60 people were able to explore the town on wheels thanks to weekend opening. Chairman John Hawkings and manager Les Beaumont …

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Manston should be expanded, not shut

THROUGH the medium of this paper, you can let Cllr Peter Vickery hyphen Jones know that I am a DFL and no one has shouted louder for the expansion of Manston than me (Your views, March 27). I have written to the Transport Minister and our local MP Sir Roger Gale and even to the Prime Minister. Manston needs to …

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The last ditch bid to save Manston airport

TALKS are taking place this week with a possible buyer for Manston airport. Owner Ann Gloag, who bought the site in October, announced last week that staff are in consultation over the predicted closure by April 9. North Thanet and Herne Bay MP Sir Roger Gale has since revealed he is in discussions with an interested party – if Ann …

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IN BRIEF

MP welcomes sport funding HERNE BAY: MP Sir Roger Gale has welcomed a Government pledge for continued funding for sport in schools. David Cameron announced the £150 million a year primary PE and sport premium would be kept until 2020, netting £1,316,010 for schools in Sir Roger’s constituency. He said: “This is part of our long-term plan to create an …

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Far greater clarity on school places

I MUST take issue with Dr Klappa over several of his statements (Your Views, Moving school to Bay makes sense, February 6). If all points of view are taken very seriously why is anyone expressing opposition ridiculed or slapped down as we have seen both in the press and at the Herne Bay public meeting? Several people at that poorly …

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600 turn out to say ‘save NHS services’

Health chiefs ‘get a taste’ of support for Queen Vic clinics HOSPITAL bosses wanted to know what patients thought about Herne Bay’s hospital services being cut — so about 600 turned out to show them. So many people came to a consultation meeting at the Kings Hall to discuss plans to move clinics to Estuary View at Whitstable that the …

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Head: No decisions have been made yet

Consultation begins over planned relocation of grammar school from Canterbury to Bay THE head teacher of a grammar school hoping to relocate from Canterbury to Herne Bay has reassured parents no decisions have been made yet. At the first meeting held as part of formal consultation on the plan, Barton Court head teacher Kirstin Cardus said there was still a …

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MP wades into fight to save Queen Vic services

Sir Roger criticises trust’s plans for hospital MP SIR Roger Gale has asked the Secretary of State to intervene in the battle to keep outpatient clinics at Herne Bay’s hospital. Sir Roger has contacted Jeremy Hunt with his concerns over plans to make patients travel to Estuary View medical centre at Whitstable or further afield. Reduce Hospital bosses want to …

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