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Ann Gloag named on Sunday Times Rich List 2015

Businesswoman Ann Gloag, who closed Manston airport last May has been named on the Sunday Times Rich List. In 2015 list, published yesterday, Mrs Gloag, who retains a minority stake in the Manston site, was said to share a £1.04 billion fortune with her brother Sir Brian Souter. The pair founded transport empire Stagecoach in 1980, which now controls 16 per …

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Wanted: Views on the bus service

As a Kent county councillor I receive considerable feedback from residents on our bus services, particularly those between Canterbury and Herne Bay. A considerable part of cash flow for our local service provider comes from Kent County Council in the form of subsidies and grants made for conveying our school children. This situation seems to allow the service provider such …

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Families fear homes plan would create busy rat run

A quiet housing estate could be turned into a busy rat run if council planners give the green light to more homes, residents claim. Puffin Road is a cul-de-sac built as part of the Castle Chase estate at Hillborough. Developers Kitewood Estates plan to build up to 40 homes on land to the west of the residents’ homes, despite two …

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Airport purchase rejection called in

The decision not to go ahead with the compulsory purchase of Manston Airport, which closed last May, has been called back for review. Thanet District Council’s cabinet decided on 11th December not to impose a compulsory purchase order (CPO), against the wishes of campaigners. The decision has been “called in” by the overview and scrutiny panel which will consider it on …

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Cancelled route is restored after chaos on buses

Stagecoach has been forced into a U-turn after scrapping a popular city bus service. The company’s boss faced angry questioning this week over the loss of the number 22 bus, winch ran between the London Road Estate in Canterbury and the St Dunstan’s area. The changes – introduced in September – led to complaints of hugely increased journey times, with …

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‘We want a bus stop in walking distance’

Pensioners’ petition calls for route to take in Sea Street PENSIONERS have vowed to collect 1,000 signatures to convince bus bosses to divert routes nearer their homes. Elderly residents in Sea Street say the half-mile walk to a bus stop is too much for some to manage, leaving them with no way of getting to Canterbury, Whitstable or even into …

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Bus firm agrees to support school’s move

STAGECOACH bosses have pledged to work with staff at Barton Court school on travel plans for a proposed new site in Herne Bay. The bus company has told the school it would be possible to transport pupils from Canterbury to the coast and that it is open to discussion on plans for children living further afield. Head teacher Kirstin Cardus …

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No yellow lines on busy road

REMOVING parking bays from a road used by thousands of school children could lead to a serious accident, councillors have been told. Officials had recommended painting a single yellow line on Old Dover Road, between Nackington Road and The Gate, banning parking from 9am to 10am and 2pm to 3pm, but residents said it would be a dangerous move. John …

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Buses ‘cannot return to Westgate Towers’

Stagecoach boss says council must consider alternatives to medieval archway THE only buses that will go through Canterbury’s Westgate Towers will be ones “dragged from the pages of history books,” Stagecoach’s managing director has warned. Philip Norwell told councillors and campaigners that simply rerouting buses back through the towers would not be a solution to the issue of no service …

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Bus fare prices

Having read Eric Fisher’s letter (“Bus fares are far from fare,” Times, November 18) and Helen Wood’s reply from Stagecoach, I agree with Eric. Not only are bus fares between Canterbury and Whitstable/Herne Bay far too high, their pricing of children’s fares are too high, too. I have recently moved to Canterbury from Herne Bay but I have kept my two …

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