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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Praise for council’s response

CEHOWBCOLLAPSE1701 SIR – Being one of the households evacuated due to the old iron ore mine shaft collapse in Egremont on November 14, 2012, I would like to say how good it was for my wife and I to spend Christmas back in our home.

Last updated 17 January 2013
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Sadly welfare reform will mean other tragic stories like Peter’s

SIR – Sadly I fear that Peter Hodgson will not be the last person to take their life in the coming months of this year (“Fears over benefits led to tragedy”, The Whitehaven News, December 27).

Last updated 10 January 2013
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New Year dip was just splashing

newdip SIR – Our annual Golden Sands Polar Bear Club charity dip in the sea was once a again a great success. We would like to thank the 100 people who went into the sea and the 400-plus crowd who cheered us on.

Last updated 10 January 2013
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Memories are made of this

Last updated 3 January 2013
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Christmas wrapped up in a box

ceopchrist SIR – We are delighted to tell your readers that 3,626 lovely gift-filled shoeboxes were sent to children in Alexandria, Romania, in early December. What a fantastic result, showing how generous and kind-hearted West Cumbrians can be, even in uncertain times when people are having to be so careful with their money.

Last updated 28 December 2012
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Family’s plea to keep Victoria Cross medal on public display

SIR – Re your article in the November 29 edition regarding Abraham Acton’s Victoria Cross medal, my family and I feel very strongly that Uncle Abraham’s medal should be kept on public display for all the people to see.

Last updated 28 December 2012
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Gesture would save threatened buildings

SIR – A few days ago, a Copeland resident asked me what was happening alongside the multi-storey car park in Whitehaven – I mentioned Albion Square and was then asked ‘What’s that then?’

Last updated 28 December 2012
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‘The NDA must share all the relevant facts’

SIR – I have been shadowing the MRWS Partnership’s work for nearly three years. When I first looked into the issues on how to manage the nation’s nuclear waste, I supported the MRWS process continuing. As the process continued through Stage 3, I became disillusioned by manipulation of data and by omission of crucial pieces of information. I am now totally opposed to the MRWS process; a decision I reached long before there was any reference to Ennerdale and nuclear waste. I say this to demonstrate that I am not an ill-informed NIMBY.

Last updated 28 December 2012
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Campaigners say: keep our NHS services free from privatisation

SIR – Local NHS services are especially important in a scattered community area such as West Cumbria.

Last updated 20 December 2012
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I think it’s all just a cover-up!

cesnowbeacon SIR – Is a Sellafield museum what Whitehaven really needs on the harbourside? (The Whitehaven News, December 13).

Last updated 20 December 2012
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Fantastic festivities in town

tweglights SIR – My family and I would like to thank everyone concerned in organising the wonderful event in Egremont on Sunday, December 2.

Last updated 13 December 2012
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‘Community must demand inquiry into the running of our hospitals’

SIR – I hope no one is in too much shock about the Dr Foster report, the message has been clear for years. Our hospitals are mismanaged and totally out of sync with the rest of the country.SIR – I hope all those involved in the management of the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, and our politicians of all parties are preparing with great urgency changes that will bring about improvements in the health care of the population they serve in Cumbria following the Dr Foster review.

Last updated 13 December 2012
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‘Solution will be found – eventually’

SIR – Reaching a decision on whether to participate in the siting process for a national GDF requires confidence that there is a sound but flexible process and some prospect of achieving a safe, licensable and societally acceptable facility.

Last updated 13 December 2012
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Rescue dogs are best option

cebeagpup Sir – In a page one article last week (“Have we been sold a pup?”, The Whitehaven News, November 22) Vanessa Kelly wanted to get her daughters a beagle puppy for Christmas. She went online (fatal!) and paid £300 (a lot of money for a dog when there are so many in rescue centres).

Last updated 29 November 2012
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Why do councils support Energy Coast but oppose wind power?

SIR – I am writing in reply to Mr John Vout’s letter in The Whitehaven News on November 1.

Last updated 29 November 2012
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The haves and the have nots

SIR – I was left speechless (like, I suspect, many of your readers) when I caught your coverage on the cost to the UK taxpayer of bringing in a handful of workers over from America for what the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority regard as “little demonstrable benefit” (“£44m cost of nuclear experts”, The Whitehaven News, November 15).

Last updated 22 November 2012
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