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Sunday, 21 December 2014

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Christmas shopping tips

cestamps1112 SIR – As Christmas approaches, Royal Mail research suggests that more than 20 per cent of us leave our online Christmas shopping until December before getting started.

Last updated 11 December 2014
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Northumbria must answer our questions

SIR – We all understand the difficulties facing the NHS both nationally and locally. In West Cumbria we are at a crossroads – do we accept an out-dated plan to centralise and reconfigure services without any clear evidence (Kings Fund), or do we take the bold step of saying West Cumbrians will take the lead in configuring services according to NHS England principles that patients are at the centre of healthcare.

Last updated 11 December 2014
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Nowhere to remember our Jack

cejackparker1112 SIR– I am writing to you on behalf of the family of John Lewis Parker (Jack) who was killed on April 11, 1944, during his 13th mission from Coninsby, Lincolnshire, when his Lancaster bomber was shot down.

Last updated 11 December 2014
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Historian happy to share hero’s story

cesommegraves SIR – Recently I went on a pilgrimage to war graves in France/Belgium – the Somme. I went to try and trace my grandfather’s memorial. His body was never found but his name is inscribed on a memorial. With help from many quarters, I was lucky enough to trace his name inscribed on a memorial. There are many members of the family living in Whitehaven who may be interested with the news that I have got. If they contact me, I will supply them with all I have unearthed.

Last updated 5 December 2014
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Praise for real-life Santa Claus

cewmc2711 SIR – Foreigners?? Thank the Lord for them is all I can say.

Last updated 5 December 2014
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Fear is generated by lack of explanations

SIR – I write with reference to the letter from retired consultant physician Dr Nick Russell (The Whitehaven News, November 12) and to the response from an unnamed spokesman from the North Cumbria University Hospital Trust. I have taken the liberty of referring to this person as NEMO.

Last updated 5 December 2014
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Singing Whitehaven’s praises

letlights SIR – On behalf of the Chamber of Trade can I thank everyone who supported the Christmas lights event in Whitehaven on Sunday. It was wonderful to see so many turn up; the numbers are estimated at between 6,500 and 7,000 people! Also a big thank you to all the talented local entertainers: the dance schools of Popsteps and Stage Stars, Whitehaven Theatre of Youth, Rosehill Youth Theatre, singers Cassie and Jess and Ben. All gave outstanding performances on the CFM stage.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Silver screen’s golden lining

cegaiety2011 SIR – As a life-long fan of the big screen it saddens me greatly that Whitehaven has lost all its cinemas, places which brought me such joy in my youth.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Put brain into gear before parking!

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Last updated 20 November 2014
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Our families need these vital services

ptwestcumreed SIR – We, the undersigned, are GPs working and living in West Cumbria and we are becoming increasingly concerned about the direction of changes to the West Cumberland Hospital.SIR –The response from the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust, to a very well written, and factual, letter by Nicholas Russell published in The Whitehaven News last week was predictable. SIR – On Friday our 15-month-old baby had what I now know to be a febrile convulsion.SIR – The rather condescending and somewhat anonymous reply, following Dr Russell’s letter (The Whitehaven News, November 13) was sufficiently vague as to make a coherent response difficult – ‘like trying to nail jelly to a wall.’SIR – I would value the opportunity to respond to the commentary from the spokesperson for North Cumbria University Hospitals regarding my letter published in last week’s Whitehaven News.SIR – Re the headline on the front page of last week’s edition of The Whitehaven News: can you or someone else please explain to me of what relevance is the fact that the ‘mum’ was pregnant? Did her condition in some way make the act concerned more disgusting?

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Example of the NHS at its best

SIR – My experience last Wednesday night was life-enhancing... literally. My evening was spent having a 660ml blood transfusion following surgery at the best hospital in the world.

Last updated 13 November 2014
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Another ex-WCH consultant hits out

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Last updated 13 November 2014
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The hazards off Duke Street...

CEDUKEST02 SIR – About four years ago, I sent a photo of the appalling state of an area of footpath to the rear of the Duke Street Flats, adjacent to the car park. I pointed out the uneven surface and loose paving flags were a danger to all, let alone those with limited vision.

Last updated 6 November 2014
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Unitary council not the be-all-and-end-all

cecoffin0611 SIR – Eddie Martin writes (The Whitehaven News, letters, October 30) in favour of one council.

Last updated 6 November 2014
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We’re not about UCG; we want a world-class mine

cedrillrig SIR – I read with interest the letter from Dr Pim van den Elzen (The Whitehaven News, October 30) regarding the plans to commence test drilling to investigate the coal seams beneath West Cumbria.

Last updated 6 November 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
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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

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