My spies across the water with the dapper moustaches and the 'little grey cells' tell me that the ferry Primrose is steaming back to Ramsgate. If you recall, it was taken out of service by TransEuropa back in June, and chartered off to do a Spain/Morocco run. Although it was supposed at the time we would never see the thing in the Millionaires' Playground again, reader Hercule now writes:
Primrose is back in Ostend. I do not know why, maybe back in service? TEF logo is not yet on the ship. After a charter in Spain he returned, but for how long...
Primrose left this (Wednesday) evening for Ramsgate.
Hurrah! Still no sign of anything faster making the Boulogne run, though.
Meanwhile tonight's the night the Airport Rubber Stamping Committee meets to, er, rubber stamp the council's Daft Consultation Plan for all night flying over Ramsgate. I'm told a fully fledged residents' group has now been set up to fight the move, which would see knackered old jumbos full of rotting bananas allowed to rattle your windows and blast the tiles off your roof at any time during the small wee hours.
Coincidently, it seems, our very own international man of mystery and head of SMEG Steve Higgins has closed his Stop Manston Expansion Group blog, ending on a high with the news that Flybe's Jersey route from Chas 'n' Dave Margate International Airport was such a success this year that, er, they're not repeating the exercise next year!
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