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Children’s ward receives book donations from Herne Bay author

Julian Jennings (Chariman Clock Tower), Lizzie Worthen (Matron in Children Services) and Faye Beerling. Comments (0) A HERNE Bay author has donated her books to a children’s ward at Kent and Canterbury hospital. Faye Beerling presented matron Lizzie Worthen with ten copies of Tales From the Clock Tower. She was joined by Julian Jennings, chairman of Friends of Herne Bay Clock …

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Children’s writing workshops with Faye Beerling

WORKSHOPS at Herne Bay Literacy Festival were selling out last week with young budding writers keen to take up their pens. Local author Faye Beerling held one such workshop last Wednesday, where she helped children create rhyming stories. Faye said: “It didn’t take much to fire up the imaginations of the children. A few key words on the flip-chart, a …

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Buy a cake in Herne Bay and help deaf school

STAFF at the Herne Bay branch of Halifax are getting on their pinafores and pulling out their rolling pins out for a cake sale.The event is being held on behalf of The John Townsend Trust, the overarching charity for The Royal School for Deaf Children Margate. Elizabeth Frangaki, a member of the Halifax team, chose to support The John Townsend …

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Night flights may not be answer for jobs

Maurice Byford

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IN THE letters page of the Isle of Thanet Gazette over recent weeks there have been passionate letters supporting the proposal by Infratil for night flights over Thanet as a means to expand the airport services at Manston. While I support the proposal of expansion and the attempts by the airport to attract an airline to operate out of Thanet it is clear to me that the proposals set out for the night flights option are extremely misguided.

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Sleepless in Thanet

Steve Dawe

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MANSTON airport proposes to have more night flights. To do this ignores the known health impacts of aircraft noise. Research shows exposure to aircraft noise is damaging to health and even impairs learning in children. How productive will people in Thanet be if their sleep is disturbed, perhaps by noisy freight-carrying aircraft at night? The health evidence collected by researchers throughout the world is that there is a strong association between aviation noise at night and blood pressure problems.

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