Maidstone’s own World Custard Pie Championships are expected to attract interest from all over the world when they return with a splat on Saturday, June 6. The big day, which will be held in its birthplace, Coxheath, pits teams of four against eachother in a fun – but fiercely-contested – pie-throwing competition, throwing left handed. But it’s not the only …Read More »
BBC Radio Kent is hosting a debate on airport expansion. A panel will come together at Cliffe Memorial Hall near Rochester on 30th October with doors opening at 18:00 GMT. The panellists will be: Daniel Moylan, the Mayor of London’s Aviation Advisor Councillor Alan Jarrett, Deputy Leader of Medway Council John Grant, Executive Vice President of aviation experts, OAG Charles …Read More »
Update on those 44 Olympic night flights – Charles Buchanan accepts the reality of supply and demand! Let’s see how much demand there is for Manston… Regional airports prepare for Olympic flight rush Hundreds of flights will be allowed to take off and land at Kent’s airports – including Manston – every day during this summer’s Olympics. Manston, Lydd and …Read More »
On the bright side, these figures are for the upper limits allowed - it's unlikely that Manston will actually take this many, simply because it's in an inconvenient location.
However, if it gets anything like this number, it would be a useful "experiment" to show everyone what full-time scheduled night flights would be like. Perhaps it would be a good idea to hold the public consultation on night flights after the Olympics...Read More »
Over 250 sign to save postal delivery offices CAMPAIGNERS battling to save postal delivery offices have been overwhelmed with support. More than 260 signed a petition in an hour on Saturday to keep depots in Whitstable and Herne Bay. Among the supporters are the city council’s Labour leader, Julia Seath from Whitstable and Steve Furber, chairman of Whitstable Labour Club. Mr Furber …Read More »
DETAILS of MPs’ expenses published this week show Canterbury’s Julian Brazier to be the county’s top claimer. The Conservative, who also represents Whitstable, claimed £12,772 between May and August this year. Faversham’s Hugh Robertson was close behind on £9,121, while Herne Bay MP and fellow Tory Roger Gale put in claims totalling £8,144. Thanet South Tory MP Laura Sandys claimed £6,007 of …Read More »