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When is VE Day? And what are you doing to celebrate it?

NEXT month sees the 70th anniversary of VE Day, otherwise known as Victory in Europe Day. It celebrates the day, May 8, 1945, that the Allies accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender in the Second World War. In other words, it was the end of the conflict in Europe. This year’s VE Day, on Friday, May 8, will herald three days of …

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Increasing interest in Southend Airport

It seems that Stobart Group (owners of Southend Airport) are now starting to reap the benefits of their substantial investment in the airport. Unlike Infratil (owners of Manston Airport) they invested their own money, rather than seeking public subsidies.

While Infratil scrimped on monitoring equipment, and belatedly installed new radar only when co-funded by Vattenfall (the windfarm people), Stobart Group put their money where their mouth is and forked out for a new control tower, railway station, etc to the tune of £60m.

The upshot is that they have managed to snatch easyJet from Manston's jaws, and this may be a tipping point for both airports.

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