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Landing practice at Biggin Hill airport

My landings had been a little sloppy in recent weeks, and so it was time to sharpen things up.  I asked an instructor to run through my landing technique, then a few days later...

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Brighton Outdoor Seawater Pool

Campaigners who’ve been fighting for the restoration of the historic Saltdean Lido near Brighton say they’re dismayed that plans have been put forward to open a new Olympic-sized open air pool nearby.   If...

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A Turbulent Flight

This video demonstrates what it’s like to fly a light aircraft, in this case a Piper PA28, on a gusty, turbulent day.  It was sunny and clear, but the weather charts warned of moderate...

Jon Hunt reports from Hailsham fire incident

Hailsham Nail Salon Fire Incident

  Fire investigators, detectives, and forensic investigators try to piece together what happened at a nail salon in Hailsham. A 5 month old baby boy, a woman and a man suffered very serious burns,...

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Kent Ebola Doctor Returns

Dr Andy Taylor, Consultant Anesthetist at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has been treating patients with Ebola in Sierra Leone. He spent four weeks in Kerrytown, near the country’s capital, working in the...

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Hastings Housing Scheme

People on low incomes in Hastings, unable to buy a home, are now being priced out of private rented accommodation because of rising rents, along with high deposits and fees, according to the Borough...

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Flight around Kent

Jon takes friends for a tour of Kent.  Flying over Maidstone, Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Herne Bay, and the QE2 Bridge.    

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£50m Solution for Operation Stack

Around £50 million would be needed to build a network of lorry parks big enough to cope with disruptions at Kent’s ports, the county council says. At the moment, lorries unable to cross the...

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Flight to Cardiff

Jon & Alastair fly from Biggin Hill to Cardiff for lunch.  Routing via Farnborough and Swindon.