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Getting to know the people who want your vote

Voters in Herne Bay will go to the polls on May 7 to decide who they would like to be their MP and how they would like the country to be governed. This election is set to be one of the most fiercely contested and uncertain for generations. In a series of interviews our reporter Aidan Barlow has quizzed candidates …

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What a curious defence our MP Sir Roger Gale makes against Ukip! The simple fact is that Sir Roger has let us down. He was against immigration, He has done nothing about it. He supports a government that promised to reduce immigration “or vote us out”. Immigration is now at higher levels than it was under Gordon Brown. Sir Roger …

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Jobs statistics not whole story

Your article headlined Hundreds Off The Dole Queue (Herne Bay Gazette, January 29) reads like a press release from Tory Central Office. Unemployment, as measured by the numbers claiming Job Seekers Allowance, is falling and things are going well. However, as reported by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, it is also true that real average weekly earnings are falling and …

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Tackling overpayments to staff is a robust policy

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • Kent County Council has a bit of form on the issue of overpaying staff but is it finally getting to grips with it? Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show that last year …

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#Manston #nightflights


I would like to state my objections to any proposal to have regular night flights from Manston. My tenants have complained on a number of occasions about noise disturbance from aircraft taking off and landing at Manston. If this were to be extended to night times too there would be serious disruption to sleep.


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We live in St. George's Road, Ramsgate, and we suffer from the noise of planes entering and leaving Manston airport during the day. Occasionally there is a flight in the night, and the noise wakens us.

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