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‘There are no brownie points in kow-towing’

SIR – The media has many functions, but perhaps one of the more important is to reflect public opinion and to hold to account those who would wish to govern us.

Last updated 24 December 2013
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Weeds cause grave concerns

ceduffyletter SIR – Do we really have to disrespect the dead in Whitehaven by allowing ancient gravestones to become covered in moss, and weeds?

Last updated 19 December 2013
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Remove this road block

elec3 SIR – I am writing in response to Dr Adrian Simper’s letter of December 5, which was itself in response to a letter from Colin Wales on behalf of the Cumbria Trust (CT) the week before.

Last updated 19 December 2013
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It’s not just our tree that needs sorting

celeantree SIR – I am really saddened that nothing has changed in over a decade with Copeland Borough Council and its running of our once ‘Happy Town’.

Last updated 19 December 2013
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Sometimes protests prove more than just whistling in the wind

SIR – Sometimes the right decisions get made when even the most sceptical of us don’t believe it possible. The defeat of two of the worst projects planned for our area is a real cause for celebration in Copeland.

Last updated 19 December 2013
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Beacon’s wider outlook

CEBEACFUT1110 SIR – So Copeland Council is hoping to offload the Beacon (Britain’s Energy Coast supplement, November 28), like its predecessor did when Whitehaven Museum, was upstairs in the Market Hall and Harry Fancy its curator.

Last updated 12 December 2013
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Sellafield meetings where silence is proving not to be so golden

SIR – It is unfortunate that we feel the need to write in reply to article “Nuclear second class citizens” (The Whitehaven News, December 5).

Last updated 12 December 2013
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Why I won’t return

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Last updated 12 December 2013
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Many hands made lights work

twegc SIR – On behalf of Whitehaven Theatre Group, allow me to congratulate the organisers of the Egremont Christmas lights switch-on for such a fantastic event on Sunday.

Last updated 5 December 2013
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Now the hospital trust pays for past mistakes over staff retention

SIR – I read with interest the article “Hospital struggles to recruit” (The Whitehaven News, November 28).

Last updated 5 December 2013
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Moving emergency operations to Carlisle will cost patients’ lives

SIR – I read the comments by John Wayman, the clinical director of surgery with the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, in last week’s article “Lucky to be alive” and also in the “Building a caring future” story.

Last updated 28 November 2013
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Save this historic site

twcourt SIR – As a frequent driver down Duke Street/Scotch Street I have watched, with some dismay, as a historic Whitehaven building, the old town hall/county court, falls into a dilapidated state.

Last updated 28 November 2013
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GDF: Geology first – then ask for volunteers

andy eddiemartinxx SIR – Cumbria Trust is delighted to see from Baroness Verma’s prompt reply (November 14) that she is an avid reader of The Whitehaven News. Given that the search for a nuclear waste repository is supposed to be a national process, we wonder if this interest extends to all local papers around the UK, or if West Cumbria is singled-out for special treatment?

Last updated 21 November 2013
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Petitions call for elected mayor and town council

SIR – I congratulate Copeland MP Jamie Reed for realising the benefits of what a democratically elected town council will have for the people of Whitehaven and, for the town itself.

Last updated 21 November 2013
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People’s generosity – prompted by disaster – is overwhelming

SIR – On Saturday I spent seven-and-a-half hours in my local Tesco’s supermarket in Whitehaven collecting donations through the British Red Cross for the Philippine typhoon victims.

Last updated 21 November 2013
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Protect children from emotional neglect

SIR – There have been lots of upsetting cases of child abuse and neglect in the news recently. Hearing these tragic stories has been heart-wrenching.

Last updated 14 November 2013
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GDF: Minister replies to Cumbria Trust

ceverma1411 SIR – I am writing in response to letters from the Cumbria Trust relating to the Government’s consultation on proposals to review the siting process for a geological disposal facility (GDF) for higher activity radioactive waste (The Whitehaven News, November 7).

Last updated 14 November 2013
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‘Hidden costs of town council’

SIR – There seems to be a small number of people in Copeland and beyond who are under the illusion that the answer to both Copeland’s problems and those of Whitehaven town centre are:SIR – I recently received an e-mail asking me to support a referendum for a directly-elected mayor. Strange that this was from a Mr A Millie, who is anti-nuclear.

Last updated 14 November 2013
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