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Living alongside a successful airport

Most of us naturally feel proud of Thanet’s long association with aviation. Some want to keep it alive through a revival of commercial aviation at Manston, and others see an airport as a source of much-needed jobs. But before committing our future to aviation, we should think about what it would mean to us all if Manston became a commercially …

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Ramsgate and Herne Bay – the sacrificial lambs

Many residents are still blissfully unaware that Ramsgate and Herne Bay are facing an environmental catastrophe. When Manston airport was closed, an aggressive campaign group was set up to try to get it reopened. Most of the people running this campaign live in areas which are not affected by aircraft noise. The campaign group has been backed by prominent local politicians …

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Vandals target Ukip office in Mortimer Street

A Ukip campaign office has been covered in swastikas and graffiti by vandals warning the party to leave town. The base in Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, was targeted overnight, with staff discovering the damage this morning. Officials even had to force their way into the shop with a crowbar because the locks had been tampered with. The part cleared windows …

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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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Plans announced for new Kent coastal path to Whitstable

The new path would lead to Whitstable beach Comments (0) Natural England has unveiled proposals to improve public access along the stretch of coast between Ramsgate and Whitstable. The route, which will also take in Margate, Broadstairs, and the Reculver Castle, will become part of the England Coast Path, if approved The route also ascends the cliff via The 39 Steps, …

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Coastal trail consultation begins

25 March 2015 From the section Kent The coastal path will pass through Margate Plans for a new trail stretching 25 miles (40km) along part of the Kent coast have been put forward. The trail, from Ramsgate to Whitstable, would form part of the England Coast Path, a route which follows the whole of the English coastline. It is expected …

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Kent to get higher speed rail link

Southeastern said improvements to the service would be complete by 2019 Up to 10 minutes is to be slashed from journey times between Thanet and London with the help of a £12m investment, it has been announced. Infrastructure and operational changes will potentially reduce journeys from 71 minutes in peak times to 63 minutes. Local MP Laura Sandys hailed the …

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Southeastern change services in response to feedback

Southeastern services set to change Comments (0) SOUTHEASTERN will change some of its services from Sunday March 8 in response to passenger feedback on the timetable. Passengers’ views have been collected and the train company have hope the changes will help alleviate crowding on some of its busiest services. Where demand for service is high more carriages will be added and …

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Kent’s jewel in the crown is Thanet according to expert Clive Aslet of Country Life

Forget Devon, Kent is the nicest place on the planet. That’s the view of Clive Aslet, editor-at-large of Country Life writing in the Telegraph. He was hitting back at well-travelled supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who said the title should go to her home county of Devon. And where is the best place in Kent according to Mr Aslet? He says it …

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The bid to identify East Kent’s unnamed dead

Comments (0) EACH year some 250,000 people in the UK go missing. Most of those are found but some remain missing for weeks, months and even years. Sadly some of those people will have died and, tragically, there are around 1,000 on the UK Missing Persons Bureau website whose bodies have been found but they have never been identified. Each month …

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