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Planes were noisier and closer in past

IN REPLY to the letter from Myra Jones (May 28, Your Views), one must assume that this lady is well in excess of 100 years old! Manston was established just after the First World War in 1915-16 and has been operational since then until now. Air traffic in the past has been much heavier than in recent years. I am …

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Peace comes to Herne Bay at last

WHAT bliss! We have total peace in Herne Bay since Manston airport closed last Thursday — the difference is phenomenal. The noise of aircraft overhead and the attendant pollution has increased so much in recent years, that until the airport closed, residents weren’t aware of how much noise and pollution we had to put up with. As I understood it, …

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Back the fight for council buy-out of Manston airport

SHOULD companies show corporate responsibility for the people whose areas and amenities they exploit? That’s a question currently being answered by people in Manston who are fighting to save our regional airport. Stagecoach tycoon Ann Gloag bought Manston for £1 last October and closed it on May 15, citing losses, in spite of an offer made by the American company …

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Official: Manston to close next week

Following yesterday’s rejection of the American bid, Manston’s management summoned their workers this morning to tell them that Manston will be closing on Thursday 15th May. Here’s their official statement (once again courtesy of the BBC’s Mark Norman).

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Manston bid rejected

Courtesy of the BBC’s Mark Norman (@BBCmarknorman) the latest development in the long-dragging saga of Manston’s decline and fall: My reading of this is that Ann Gloag has had enough of showing an interest in any bid pushed under her nose by well-meaning MPs and local dignitaries. I expect she’ll now focus on closing the airfield once the consultation period …

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Manston, elections, and money

Dennis Franklin is a regular contributor to the IoT Gazette letters page, and sent us this letter to publish in full, just in case the Gazette doesn’t… I know what follows is lengthy, but I am trying to make some important points about Manston, forthcoming elections, and the use of public money. Also, I feel there have been more pro …

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The last ditch bid to save Manston airport

TALKS are taking place this week with a possible buyer for Manston airport. Owner Ann Gloag, who bought the site in October, announced last week that staff are in consultation over the predicted closure by April 9. North Thanet and Herne Bay MP Sir Roger Gale has since revealed he is in discussions with an interested party – if Ann …

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Manston closure: press coverage and video clips

Budget Day 2014 – a good day to bury bad news. Ann Gloag’s timing means that the clock stops ticking for Manston as an airport on 10th May Manston Manston’s website: Manston’s official press statement: “Following a meeting with staff at Manston Airport in Kent today, Wednesday 19th March, we can confirm we have commenced a process of consultation over …

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