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The MP for Gillingham and Rainham has been speaking to our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby, about plans to build an airport on the Thames Estuary, following a report by the British Trust for Ornithology.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 52-year-old man who was attacked on the cycle track by the A23 at Gatwick. The victim was walking to the airport to fly home to see his family when the assault took place between 8.15pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 19th July.
He suffered head and shoulder injuries from being struck with an object from behind, facial injuries from being punched and bruising from being kicked on the ground.
A cyclist was seen to pass the victim just after the attack, travelling towards Gatwick's south terminal just before the cycle track passes under the terminal.
The mother of a teenager from Kent killed in a biking accident in a quarry is warning others of the dangers. Lisa Skone is backing a campaign launched in Sevenoaks today to make children aware of how dangerous quarries can be.
Last year six men drowned in them over a two month period during the warm weather. While another two died in disused quarries in May and June of this year. Quarry operators are asking people not to ignore warning signs and fencing.
Missing 15-year-old Caylan Park from Hailsham was found safe and well on Friday. Caylan had gone missing after last being seen at his home on Friday 11th July.
Tigers at Isle of Wight Zoo are keeping cool in the current hot weather. Indian tigers Diamond and Aysha who are both 15 are taking dips in their pool and have been given a toy octopus and whale to play with in the sunshine.
– Rehman Chishti MP, MP for Gillingham and Rainham
"This report clearly shows the high risks, uncertainty and costs of putting an airport into an area which is one of the most important for waterbirds in the UK. It would decimate these important environmental areas with any mitigation or compensation measures requiring vast areas of land to be made available at enormous cost.
This is another showstopper report demonstrating why this absurd scheme should never be allowed to go ahead."
Plans for an airport on the Isle of Grain in Kent, would mean relocating around 300,000 birds at a cost of up to £2 billion, according to a new report. The British Trust for Ornithology says airport development would have "significant negative impacts".