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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Coal Gasification: trick or treat for West Cumbria?

JFcoal SIR – Plans are in an advanced stage to start test drilling to look at the suitability of coal seams under West Cumbria and the Irish Sea for Underground Coal Gasification (UCG). St Bees car park is one of the earmarked test sites (The Whitehaven News, October 16).

Last updated 30 October 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Council unites in fight for hospital services

SIR – As a council we have been following the happen-ings at West Cumberland Hospital for a very long time and have stood united in our fight to, initially, save the hospital and now to preserve the services.

Last updated 30 October 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

‘No decent shops, excessive parking charges, no toilets and now this new road layout’

strandst SIR – Has anybody else heard of the term shared junction? This is the latest madness to hit Whitehaven town centre.

Last updated 30 October 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Councillor’s secretive attack was ‘poor form’

powbeckillus SIR – Recent articles contained within your pages and the actions of Coun Tim Knowles and others have prompted me to write not only to defend the participation of both my husband and myself in WRLFC2010, but also to provide clarity regarding my shareholding.

Last updated 23 October 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

‘We voted against parking charges’

SIR – Regarding the new on-street parking charges being introduced in Whitehaven, it has been stated that these charges were accepted both by a full Cumbria County Council meeting and the Copeland Local Committee of Cumbria County Council Councillors (12 councillors – nine Labour and three Conservative).

Last updated 23 October 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Parking meters ‘a blatant money-grab’

cecarlameters SIR – Time For Change (T4C), the group that was successful in a landslide 70 per cent vote to change the way Copeland Borough Council is run, has been on the streets again!

Last updated 23 October 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Changing face of our town

celetterdust02 SIR – Photo No 1 shows a building which was well maintained and did not look out of place in a Victorian town.

Last updated 9 October 2014
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Why fight to save our hospital must go on

SIR – I write because I live here, because I was a consultant in West Cumberland Hospital years ago before its decline, and because I was a consultant in a similar hospital in Scotland for 26 years.

Last updated 9 October 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Plea to PM by Maddy, aged 10

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Last updated 9 October 2014
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‘Whitehaven is a credit to the people’

celembitcarla SIR – I just wanted to say, through the pages of your newspaper, how very much I enjoyed my visit to your town recently.

Last updated 25 September 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Bigrigg residents plagued by gangs of rowdy youths

SIR – We are being plagued by gangs of youngsters banging on windows and doors.

Last updated 25 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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Lack of tolerance proves disappointing

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

Last updated 28 August 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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