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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Rubbish, railways and Rover...

Last updated 20 September 2012
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Why N-waste process must go on, by Copeland MP Jamie Reed

IN 28 days time, on October 11, the future of West Cumbria will be determined by the cabinet of Cumbria County Council when it decides whether or not to proceed with the Government’s programme of geological investigation in West Cumbria with a view to identifying geology suitable for the creation of a deep underground repository for the nation’s radioactive wastes.

Last updated 13 September 2012
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Lesson for new transport minister about county’s trainline priorities

mbvirginy SIR – This is a copy of a letter sent to the Secretary of State for Transport:

Last updated 13 September 2012
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Rubbish proposal needs to be binned before it goes any further

SIR – In an article in last week’s Whitehaven News, watch manager David Moore of Seascale Fire Station claims communities are being put at risk because of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Services’ inability to recruit suitable firefighters.

Last updated 6 September 2012
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Putting Big Society in focus

donnashoot SIR – It was wonderful to see that Donna Brookes managed to raise £700 for the Copeland Occupational Social Centre with her ‘photo marathon’ (The Whitehaven News, August 23).

Last updated 6 September 2012
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Jobs policy is playing with fire

cefirefs300801 SIR – I would like to bring to the public’s attention my belief that the county’s senior fire officers are “playing with fire” and putting people’s lives at risk by applying unnecessary criteria in their quest to recruit new retained firefighters in rural areas.

Last updated 30 August 2012
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Nuclear investments still won’t offset impact of Thorp closure

SIR – Much has been said and claimed regarding the benefits of the “nuclear renaissance” for West Cumbria. As things stand today, what do we really know?

Last updated 30 August 2012
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An ex-pat’s Marchon lament

CEMARCHODEMO SIR – I moved away from Whitehaven in 1988, having lived and worked at the Marchon site for 19 years. In July during a holiday in the Lake District I was keen to revisit the town and see how it had changed over the years.

Last updated 23 August 2012
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Heart attack brought me face to face with the best of the NHS

sausagering SIR – Following a recent stay in hospital I would like to thank a lot of people and make a few comments and observations.

Last updated 23 August 2012
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The Olympic legacy should now be ignited in our state schools

cejennis1608 SIR – I watched the Olympics with great pride and interest, and enjoyed all of it. What a wonderful show we put on as a nation and a sporting GB team.

Last updated 16 August 2012
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Greatest show on earth? No!

ceolympopen SIR – I have had earache off people banging on about how great the Olympic-opening ceremony was. People who didn’t watch it, people who fell asleep half-way through, people who cannot think for themselves, who just believe the hype the TV coverage and other media opinions have fed their absent minds...

Last updated 9 August 2012
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Edward and Victoria

cesidings0908 SIR – I read Margaret Crosby’s interview with Bernard Hanratty (besides Mr Hanratty’s own contribution) with much interest (The Whitehaven News, July 26).

Last updated 9 August 2012
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It’s time to make us councillors obsolete

SIR – After years of living off the back of cheap credit and the magic money tree under the last Labour government, it’s true that there’s now less cash to go to local authorities and other services. We all know that.

Last updated 9 August 2012
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Invest in broadband and public transport to solve traffic issue

SIR – Surely building yet more big car parks is the wrong approach (“Sellafield traffic ban”, The Whitehaven News, August 2). The London Olympics give us a good example of how to do it.

Last updated 9 August 2012
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Rural communities and the elderly ‘easier targets for cuts’

cekirkbins0208 SIR – We try to recycle as much of our refuse as possible. Little food waste is placed in our bin as it either goes to the chickens or dogs. Vegetable matter is composted and paper or cardboard is either composted, used as fuel or recycled.

Last updated 2 August 2012
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Pylons debate: what happens next

cejspylons0706 SIR – Over the last ten weeks, National Grid has asked local authorities, important organisations and interested members of the public for their feedback on our initial proposals for connecting new energy generation projects in Cumbria and the important issues they feel we should consider.

Last updated 26 July 2012
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Can’t we help our youngsters by paying them to clean our town?

SIR – I write to you to try and find out what our council has spent the £10million on, that was given to them from the LLWR (Drigg) Plant.

Last updated 26 July 2012
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A new library when other places are losing theirs

celibclarko01 SIR – Re Mrs Mavis Gaskell’s letter about the new Egremont Library (The Whitehaven News, July 5), I hope that Coun Gary Strong was able to address her concerns to her satisfaction. However, I would like to pick up on a couple of statements she made.

Last updated 19 July 2012
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It’s no life of luxury living on housing benefits, Mr Cameron

SIR – Once again our Prime Minister David Cameron has instigated yet another attack upon working class people by threatening to withdraw housing benefits for the under-25s.

Last updated 19 July 2012
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Wind turbines 'are an eyesore'

Last updated 12 July 2012
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