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Kent could bear the brunt of London’s housing crisis, Boris Johnson is being advised

London’s population overspill could be absorbed by 115,000 new homes built in Canterbury, Medway, Dover and Thanet, Boris Johnson is being advised. This staggering figure, revealed in a report for the Mayor of London, would be on top of the new homes targets already set out in local plans. It has prompted a warning from Canterbury council’s chief executive that …

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Campaigners say Manston should be reliever airport in letter to…

The letter was delivered to Number 10 yesterday Comments (0) CAMPAIGNERS lobbying to reopen Manston airport have delivered a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, making the case for the site to be used as a reliever airport. Representatives from Save Manston Airport, Why Not Manston? and RiverOak, the American firm proposing to bring aviation back to the site, visited Downing …

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Kent’s jewel in the crown is Thanet according to expert Clive Aslet of Country Life

Forget Devon, Kent is the nicest place on the planet. That’s the view of Clive Aslet, editor-at-large of Country Life writing in the Telegraph. He was hitting back at well-travelled supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who said the title should go to her home county of Devon. And where is the best place in Kent according to Mr Aslet? He says it …

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Aviation minister unclear on Manston airport site ownership

Aviation minister Robert Goodwill, (left) and government deputy aviation policy adviser Ben Smith Comments (0) AVIATION minister Robert Goodwill MP has told the Transport Select Committee he is not clear who owns the Manston airport site. The minister gave evidence at a hearing today (Monday) alongside the Department for Transport’s deputy aviation policy adviser Ben Smith. Committee members grilled the pair on …

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Five top council posts advertised for £417,000 in salaries

Comments (0) THANET council is advertising five top jobs, with a combined salary of £417,000, after several departures from the authority. Posted on neighbouring Canterbury City Council’s site the jobs on offer include the new chief executive post which comes as a result of the resignation of Dr Sue McGonigal last December. The salary on offer is £110,000 and TDC is …

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Dole numbers in Kent rise for the first time in 11 months, up by nearly 900 in January

The number of people on the dole in Kent has risen by nearly 900. It is the first time the amount of unemployed claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance has grown for 11 months, according to the Office for National Statistics. In total, 19,485 people signed on in January, up by 870 on the previous month. The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance …

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Transport Minister John Hayes visits isle for Manston airport…

Transport Minister John Hayes (right) with Tory South Thanet PPC Craig Mackinlay at Manston Comments (0) TRANSPORT Minister John Hayes visited Thanet today to discuss the future of the Manston airport site. Mr Hayes held what he described as a: “very positive” meeting with Thanet council leader Iris Johnston and acting chief executive Madeline Homer this morning (Thursday). The minister revealed the …

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Have your say on Richborough ‘Nemo’ project

Comments (0) CONSULTATION on a network of pylons planned for across the east Kent countryside will open on Tuesday. The so-called Nemo Link, being developed by National Grid to connect the UK’s power network to Europe, would involve cables under the sea between Zeebrugge in Belgium and Richborough near Sandwich. The Richborough connection is a proposal for a series of 50 …

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Pub Landlord Al Murray visits Thanet as FUKP leader

“Excuse me” said the Pub Landlord as he parted the crowd at the Rose in June pub in Margate and paid the barman a penny for a pint of Master Brew. This was the last stop on Al Murray’s tour of Thanet as he officially launched his election campaign in person today. He said: “I am the only one taking …

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Airport’s former owner ‘misled MP’

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The former owner of Manston Airport has been accused of misleading a Kent MP over her true intentions as to the future of the site which shut last May. North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale told the Commons Transport Select Committee that he believed Ann Gloag had “no intention” …

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