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Manston Airport campaign gets boost

10 April 2015 From the section Kent Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The fight to reopen Kent’s Manston Airport has received a double boost. Transport Minister John Hayes said he was satisfied the local council would be financially protected in a proposed Compulsory Purchase Order. And he has paved the way for a search …

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Shadow transport secretary: government slow to act on Manston…

Shadow transport minister Michael Dugher Comments (0) SHADOW transport secretary Michael Dugher has claimed the government is not acting quickly enough in its attempts to help reopen Manston airport. The MP for Barnsley East was in Ramsgate this afternoon (Thursday) to visit the campaign office of South Thanet Labour candidate Will Scobie. Mr Dugher said: “The government say they are looking …

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MPs want airport deal out in open

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The former owner of Manston Airport has been told by MPs to put her deal with the new owners into the public domain to counter claims of asset stripping. The Kent airport closed last May, seven months after being bought by Ann Gloag, co-founder of the Stagecoach Group. She …

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Herne Bay Photographic Club

Freelance photographer Alan Chapman gave a talk to members of the Herne Bay Photographic Club Herne Bay Photographic Club The members enjoyed a very different lecture on January 20, from freelance paparazzi Alan Chapman. Alan has been photographing celebrities for the media for more than 30 years. Today he is more likely to go into clubs and parties to photograph …

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Why is RiverOak an LLC? And what is an LLC anyway?


The organisation that TDC is so keen on handing the Manston site to is not RiverOak Investment Corp LLC, but a subsidiary outfit registered in Delaware on 3rd July 2014 called RiverOak Aviation Associates LLC. I wondered why a company based in Connecticut would want to be registered some 300 miles away in Delaware. And I wondered what an LLC …

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#Manston #nightflights

This email is to register that I am AGAINST night flights between 11pm and 7am to & from Manston Airport.

There are many occasions (particularly on Sundays) when aircraft approaching Manston fly very low close to my home. Although this is bearable during the daytime, it will not be during the night as my sleep will be disturbed.

Click to have your say in the Public Consultation on Night Flights

I am sending this email to register that I am AGAINST NIGHT FLIGHTS between 11pm and 7am.

I feel that as I am so close to the flight path, night flights would not only disrupt my sleep but also that of my young children and that in turn would affect their ability to learn at school.

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Sanctions busting at Manston

Many of you have been wondering why the state airline of a pariah nation regularly visits a failing airport in the corner of England.

A while ago, I was told that Iran Air come to Manston to refuel, which struck me as a "reasonable reason" but a woefully inadequate explanation. Things are now becoming clearer...

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