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Roger Gale – joker or knave?

Oh dear, oh dear, that Rodge, he just can’t help himself when it comes to his emotional attachment to that poor old failed airport. Facts become irrelevant in his desperate desire to resurrect any kind of an airport from the ashes of the extinct one. In the recent one-and-a-half page Gazette puff for Sir Roger’s views as Conservative candidate for Thanet …

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Campaigner fights libraries plan

A petition to protect Kent’s libraries has been handed to KCC after a determined campaigner collected thousands of signatures. Richard Stainton, of Sydenham Street, Whitstable, started the ‘Save Our Public Libraries petition after it was revealed the authority intends to hand over the county’s network of 99 libraries to a charitable trust. The petition was delivered to KCC’s County Hall …

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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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Run cables below ground, urges KCC

Controversial plans for dozens of electricity pylons around Canterbury have been condemned by Kent County Council. It is now urging National Grid to review its proposed Richborough Connection and consider using underground cables. The company plans to erect more than 60 pylons up to 50 metres tall between Richborough and the Broad Oak sub-station in Canterbury but KCC leader Paul …

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Use Manston Airport site for housing and industry

No Night Flights campaigner welcomes KCC report Campaigners against night flights have welcomed a Kent County Council report into the future of the Manston Airport site. Phil Rose was a co-founder of the No Night Flights group in 2009 to oppose aircraft disrupting sleep for residents from Herne Bay across to Ramsgate. At the time the possibility of Manston becoming …

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SuMA ‘shocked’ by KCC Manston airport report

Campaigners lobbying to reopen the airport have criticised KCC’s report Comments (0) THE Supporters of Manston Airport campaign group (SuMA) has said it is “shocked, but not surprised” by the Kent County Council report , which claimed it was time for a “Plan B” for the site. In a 15-page “position statement” released on Monday, the county council said it had …

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MANSTON AIRPORT: Thanet council leader says no evidence of KCC…

Comments (0) THANET council leader Iris Johnston has welcomed a Transport Select Committee report which criticised KCC for a lack of action to help save Manston airport. The report, released yesterday, said KCC holds responsibility for aviation in the county but, despite passing a motion to support Thanet council in efforts to retain the airport, it failed to do so. The …

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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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County Hall U-turns an enlightening experience

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • If you can hear the sound of car gears crashing around County Hall, it is probably connected to the latest policy U-turn. After a reversal on plans to axe the number of community wardens comes …

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Off the Record

Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • With another year of public sector austerity on the cards, Kent County Council has announced a consultation handing over its 99 libraries to a charitable trust. This represents a major change from two years ago, when the ruling …

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