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Saturday, 20 December 2014

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‘Resign please’

cetrhodespresser SIR – Well Mr Rhodes, you have finally achieved fame as Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, but unfortunately it’s for all the wrong reasons. You have placed a highly professional Cumbria Constabulary undeservedly in the national media spotlight.

Last updated 2 May 2013
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Conflicting roles of BEC must be addressed for economy to grow

SIR – I am loth to pursue through the columns of your paper a difference of opinion with Britain’s Energy Coast (BEC) board member, Rae Tomlinson, not least because we clearly share a common aspiration for West Cumbria.

Last updated 2 May 2013
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‘Forget ex-PM’s funeral and tell pupils of lasting damage caused’

cetthatcherfubne SIR – When I read in a national newspaper about St Begh’s Junior School in Whitehaven forcing pupils to watch Thatcher’s funeral, I saw red.

Last updated 25 April 2013
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Home responds as leaseholders vent their feelings over repairs

SIR – Through your newspaper I would like to thank your respondent, Mrs I Hamilton for publicly displaying a method of realising a repair to her property by Home Group (The Whitehaven News, letters, April 4).

Last updated 11 April 2013
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One year on and where are the community benefits? Nowhere!

SIR – Over 12 months ago, Coun Tim Knowles and myself criticised Sellafield over their plan to merge their contracts into large framework contracts. These contracts average out at £1.5billion, and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) could not bid because firms needed to employ over 250 employees.

Last updated 4 April 2013
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Bad weather, great teamwork

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Last updated 4 April 2013
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Changing disability allowance ‘is not about the fraud and never was’

SIR – Coun Alistair Norwood claims that he has long championed the cause of disabled people but it seems that now there are just too many of them (The Whitehaven News, March 21). He’s apparently perplexed by an increase in the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) caseload over a 20-year period.Sir – Coun Norwood worries if there are just too many disabled people in our country and questions if “four per cent of our population is considered so disabled that they need government help”.

Last updated 28 March 2013
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High praise for council staff

twsnow SIR – Too many times Copeland Borough Council receives negative headlines and all the good work we do gets lost.

Last updated 28 March 2013
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‘Freezing night in the park was fitting protest by brave people’

cecastpark2301 SIR – In response to the Carla Arrighi letter (March 14), I too was in the park for the first part of the evening, together with other members of Copeland Disability Forum. We were just trying to highlight the unfairness of this spare bedroom tax to people with disabilities.

Last updated 21 March 2013
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‘Bedroom tax: bad social policy and makes no economic sense’

SIR – Hundreds of people on a low income in Cumbria face the prospect of a ‘bedroom tax’ in April at the same time that people earning over £1m a year are due to get a tax cut of almost £100,000 per annum.

Last updated 14 March 2013
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Are standards going down the pan?

CESIMPOLOOS SIR – I thought perhaps you might like to view these pictures of the ladies’ toilets back stage at the Civic Hall last week.

Last updated 14 March 2013
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Fond memories of old pub

cethnkfullletter SIR – I found Margaret Crosby’s article on the old Rest & Be Thankful pub (The Whitehaven News, February 21) very interesting.

Last updated 7 March 2013
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Sellafield: the ‘good fairy’ whose magic dust ran out years ago...

cewscale2102 SIR – The controversy of Cumbria County Council’s democratic decision against moving on to the next stage of the MRWS process has thrown up an illuminating insight into exactly how beneficial Sellafield has been to West Cumbria over the last half century.

Last updated 22 February 2013
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Gay rights – but there’s plenty wrong with this Marriage Bill

cewedringaa SIR – During the recent American elections, and given the contentious Obama healthcare mandate whereby all employers will be required to provide insurance which will be used to pay for abortions etc, the Catholic Bishops urged people to vote with their consciences.

Last updated 14 February 2013
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You say: N-waste questions continue

twdump2 SIR – The reprocessed nuclear waste currently held at Sellafield occupies a small portion of the site. It would seem reasonable for the NDA to find a more stable method of storing that existing waste within the Sellafield site.

Last updated 31 January 2013
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