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London Bridge compensation ‘needed’

MPs described Tuesday rush hour scenes at London Bridge as “chaotic” and “dangerous” Passengers suffering severe delays because of the upgrade works at London Bridge should receive compensation, the rail minister has said. Thousands of people were stranded in “life threatening chaos” at the station on Tuesday, a transport union said. Network Rail apologised and said the situation was caused …

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Some Church jobs below living wage

Canterbury Cathedral was one of the Church employers offering pay below the living wage The Church of England pays some staff less than the living wage – despite calling on employers to pay at least that amount – it has been revealed. The living wage, calculated from the basic cost of UK life, is currently £7.85 an hour outside London. …

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Conference looks at flood lessons

A conference to look at what could be learned from last year’s winter floods in Kent has taken place. Organised by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), the conference heard from Ashford MP, Damian Green, and the leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter. David Thompson, senior analyst, at the Committee on Climate Change also spoke. More than 200 …

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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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Airport’s former owner ‘misled MP’

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The former owner of Manston Airport has been accused of misleading a Kent MP over her true intentions as to the future of the site which shut last May. North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale told the Commons Transport Select Committee that he believed Ann Gloag had “no intention” …

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Manston airport: Transport Select Committee grill key players

Manston Skysport director Pauline Bradley said Manston airport closed amid huge debts and failure to attract new firms relocate to the site Comments (0) MANSTON airport owners told they Transport Select Committee they blamed the closure of the site on massive debts and a failure to attract business from Ryanair and British Airways. At an oral evidence session at Portcullis House in Westminster, …

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Future of Manston Airport in Ramsgate to be discussed at Westminster today

The future of Manston Airport will be under the spotlight at Westminster today when MPs take evidence from both its new owners and those who want it to be kept open. Members of the transport select committee will also hear from the leader of Thanet council Iris Johnston and Kent County Council leader Cllr Paul Carter. MP Sir Roger Gale, Thanet …

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London Bridge disruption criticised

New platforms and signalling at the station have caused travel disruption in January Travel disruption and overcrowding at London Bridge because of rebuilding work has been criticised by government minister Michael Fallon. The station is being rebuilt as part of the £6.5bn Thameslink Programme. The Conservative MP for Sevenoaks said there had been “too much disruption” and some serious overcrowding”. …

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Only Tories will guarantee an EU referendum

Gale’s View by your MP Sir Roger Gale Writing in a weekend tabloid newspaper my colleague Dan Hannan, Member of the European Parliament for South East England, has spelled out three possible options for the prime minister arising from the promised in/out referendum on our membership of the European Union (EU). This follows the selection, by an overwhelming majority of …

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KLM-Manston: reactions

Reactions from Sir Roger Gale MP, Laura Sandys MP, Sandra Matthews-Marsh (chief executive at Visit Kent), David Foley (east Kent Chamber of Commerce chief executive), Cllr Bob Bayford (Thanet Conservative Group), and Cllr Clive Hart (Leader of Thanet District Council).

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