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Carswell heads for the Bay in support of Ukip hopeful

Clacton-on-Sea victor and constituency candidate promoting party DOUGLAS Carswell, Ukip’s first elected MP, will speak at a public meeting at The King’s Hall in Herne Bay next month. He will be in town to support Piers Wauchope, Ukip’s parliamentary candidate for North Thanet, the constituency that includes Herne Bay. The theme for the event is Why Ukip? Also speaking will …

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Airport owners have feet on the ground

With planes almost certain to never fly from Manston airport again, its new owners TREVOR CARTNER and CHRIS MUSGRAVE are preparing to reveal their plans for the 800-acre site. They spoke exclusively to CHRIS PRICE They are two of the highest profile commerical property owners in Kent but Trevor Cartner and Chris Musgrave must also be the most approachable. There …

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School serves well – just where it is

Councillors in Herne Bay and Sir Roger Gale have asserted that Herne Bay children are missing out on school places, with particular concern raised that children living in the Reculver, Bishopstone and Beltinge area have been excluded from attending grammar schools in general and Barton Court in particular (Pupils Caught In School Tug-Of-War, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette, June …

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MP wants by airport to be bought by council

SIR Roger Gale, Herne Bay MP, is backing calls for the compulsory purchase of Manston airport. Sir Roger, with fellow MP Laura Sandys, for Thanet South, says he has told Thanet District Council that it should consider the option of the buyout. Sir Roger said: “We are of the view, which I have reason to understand is shared by the …

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Sir Roger Gale: Why Barton Court must come to Herne Bay

Governors at Barton Court school have asked for more work to be done on the possibility of the school staying at its present site, rather than moving to Herne Bay. The town’s MP Sir Roger Gale explains why he thinks the school is a vital addition to the town: It is a nonsense that in a county such as Kent, …

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Meeting on patient clinics a shambles

THE public meeting at the Kings Hall to discuss the East Kent health trust’s plans for patient clinics in east Kent was a shambles. Not a single member of the audience spoke in favour of what was being proposed. Whilst the first two speakers from the trust gave polished presentations and appeared to believe what they were saying, based on …

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Herne Bay Hospital League of Friends

HERNE BAY Hospital League of Friends held their committee meeting on Monday, January 13. Nikki Andrews, head of Intermediary Care, was invited to give the committee an update on the services now provided at the hospital using the old day centre premises. Nikki highlighted the superior facilities and the amount of space available to enable various new groups to function, …

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Other issues are on parliament agenda

MUST we accept the stale and discredited pro-hunt argument that “fox hunting is a legitimate way of pest control”? This and similar pretexts have been carried on every Boxing Day for decades. In practice, subjecting a wild animal that takes a tiny percentage of lambs each year to a severe ordeal and excruciatingly cruel death makes little difference. The participation …

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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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