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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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Transport Select Committee set to hear evidence on Manston…

Evidence on the closure of Manston airport will be heard by select committee members this afternoon Comments (0) THE Transport Select Committee will hear evidence relating to the closer of Manston airport later today. Airport owners, politicians and campaigners will all speak at the hearing, which forms part of a wider inquiry into the role of smaller airports. The session, held …

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Plans for station in Kent unveiled

Plans for the new station go on display in February and March Designs for a new £14m railway station in Thanet with links to London’s Stratford International have been unveiled. Passengers would be able to travel from Thanet Parkway to London in about an hour from 2019, Kent County Council (KCC) said. The station near Cliffsend would have two unstaffed …

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Farage cancels Herne Bay visit over market stall ‘security…

Comments (1) UKIP leader Nigel Farage cancelled an appearance at the party’s new North Thanet constituency office after his security detail decided market stalls outside posed a risk. Mr Farage was due to visit Herne Bay this morning (Saturday) to open Ukip’s new office in Mortimer Street. However, local party officials were told the parliamentary candidate for neighbouring South Thanet would …

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KCC want your views on new Thanet Parkway station

An artists impression of how the proposed Thanet Parkway Station could look Comments (0) RESIDENTS have been asked to share their views on plans for the proposed Thanet parkway station near Cliffsend. Kent County Council (KCC) will launch a series of consultations next month asking for public views on planned facilities and their potential impacts. Proposals would see a £14 million, …

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Ukip leader Nigel Farage is coming to Herne Bay

UKIP leader Nigel Farage will be in Herne Bay on Saturday morning to open a constituency office in town.The opening is scheduled for 9am and Mr Farage will be in town to support Piers Wauchope, who is the party’s general election candidate in Thanet North, which includes Herne Bay.The new office is at 101 Mortimer Street and was formerly the …

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Manston airport: no further action on CPO until information…

Comments (0) NO FURTHER action will be taken to proceed with a compulsory purchase order (CPO) of Manston airport until further information has been received from the Government. Members of Thanet council’s scrutiny committee voted on Tuesday to wait until word had been received from the Transport minister rather than send the issue back to be debated by Cabinet and Full …

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Motorcyclist taken to hospital after collision on Old Thanet Way

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after collision on Old Thanet Way Comments (0) A BUSY road was closed this morning following a crash involving a motorcycle and a car. The accident, which involved a Yamaha YZF motorcycle and a blue Citroen Saxo, happened on the Old Thanet Way at Chestfield around 6.56am. Kent Police closed the road in both directions between Chestfield …

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Justice Seen Justice Done

A man from Ramsgate and two men from Margate were among those who appeared before Thanet Magistrates Court Comments (0) A Ramsgate man and two people from Margate were among those sentenced by Kent’s magistrates last month. Jason Pearch, a 29-year-old from Station Approach Road in Ramsgate, pleaded guilty to theft and fraud, after stealing another man’s credit card. Mr Pearch …

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Council panel calls in decision not to proceed with Manston…

Comments (10) THANET Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Panel has called in the decision not to proceed with the Manston airport compulsory purchase. The decision taken on December 11 not to pursue the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) of the airport has been called in by Councillors Peter Campbell, Ian Gregory, Ken Gregory, David Saunders and Michael Tomlinson. The reasons for the call-in given …

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