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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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House price list says so much about area

SIR – Elaine Woodburn (September 4) makes a brave attempt to spin a silk purse from a sow’s ear in the matter of Copeland’s being top of the affordable housing table, but what that result really says is that Copeland is the hardest-up area in Britain, with property prices to match.

Last updated 11 September 2014
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Don’t pile cost of pylons onto us

cepylons0805 SIR – I am writing with reference to the up and coming public consultation for the National Grid upgrade.

Last updated 11 September 2014
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Giving back some respect to dearly departed

cestjs02 SIR – I would like to say a big thank you to Andrew Cooper, Ian Jackson and Peter Andrew, who have worked tirelessly most evenings to transform St John’s graveyard at Cleator Moor.

Last updated 11 September 2014
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Safety first as we sort out NHS

af hosp 114 1 SIR – I am writing in response to a web comment from Sally published in last week’s Whitehaven News.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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Not listening? Or just not convinced?

SIR – Perhaps the government’s apparent failure, as alleged by Copeland Council Leader Elaine Woodburn, to take into account the views expressed by her authority in the published version of the recent White Paper “Implementing Geological Disposal” (The Whitehaven News, August 28) was because CBC’s comments were simply not credible or the conclusions legitimate.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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Leave Longlands to the wildlife

SIR – Let Longlands Lake at Cleator return to the wildlife, after the council have repaired areas they have not kept up to standard!

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Lack of tolerance proves disappointing

cegrearcosc SIR – I thought that in the 21st century, people were enlightened and tolerant.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Sharing some facts on friends in arms

SIR – If Nick Ford (Letters, August 7) had spent a little time on research before penning the utter garbage with reference to the Civil Nuclear Constabulary he would have found out that the CNC is a statutory police force which operates nationally. They are not a security force.

Last updated 14 August 2014
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An honoured memorial?

cewargrtave1408 SIR – In last week’s Whitehaven News, there was an article headed “Copeland remembers the fallen”, in which council leader Elaine Woodburn said the candlelit vigil in the town’s Castle Park “afforded us the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice of that generation, and on the nature of war... it is right that the bravery of all those souls should be remembered and honoured.”

Last updated 14 August 2014
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Capturing the Creation

ceetching1408 SIR – Since leaving Whitehaven in 1972 I have travelled ‘home’ regularly and every time I visit St Nicholas Centre I am inspired by the wonderful glass etching Creation by David Peace and Sally Scott.

Last updated 14 August 2014
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Hospital and roads first, nuclear industry second

EOLDCALDERH SIR – On January 31, 2014, imaginary radon sparked a radiation alert by setting off a perimeter fence monitor. This was followed by a pathetic protest by the unions due to the roads in Copeland being gridlocked,

Last updated 14 August 2014
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The potential dark side of solar panels

cesolarbigrigg SIR – This is a copy of a letter to Castillium, the company behind the proposed installation of solar panels at Bigrigg:

Last updated 7 August 2014
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Make wellbeing the priority – not money

cestetho0708 sir – The NHS is the leading body for healthcare in this country. It is regulated by the use of targets and financial sustainability by the Government and NHS England.

Last updated 7 August 2014
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Tell us your views on town council plans

cewhtcconsult SIR – I write in response to Roberta Cooper’s letter (The Whitehaven News, July 10) which questioned the process Copeland Council is going through regarding a recently submitted petition calling for a town council for Whitehaven.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Yellow lines: why leave a job half done?

cemarkings01 SIR – Following the partial resurfacing of Lowther Street in Whitehaven, it is surprising to see that those responsible for the work ran out of yellow paint and were unable to comply with legislation regarding road markings.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Clean and tidy – let’s keep it that way!

cethornlet01 SIR – Thornhill Village Association (TVA) would like to thank all those who worked hard on June 17.

Last updated 10 July 2014
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You make carnival fun!

CECARNQUEEN1007 SIR – I would like to express my thanks to all the entrants who took part in the Whitehaven Carnival Parade on Saturday.

Last updated 10 July 2014
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If something should be done, let’s do it!

SIR – The Whitehaven Festival Company has come to the end of its major events for the year, with only the Christmas Fair left for 2014.SIR – Did your pictures from inside Albion Square (The Whitehaven News, June 26) show the view the chief executive will see from his/her office?

Last updated 10 July 2014
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Green shoots show anything but recovery

ceweeds01 SIR – The accompanying photograph was taken in King Street, Whitehaven, this last weekend.

Last updated 3 July 2014
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