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Thursday, 28 August 2014

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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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The nuclear waste debate

cenwaste1207 SIR – I write in reply to a letter from Coun Tim Knowles (The Whitehaven News, June 28), in which he discusses the results of public polling by MRWS [the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely partnership] to promote continuing with investigations for radioactive waste storage.

Last updated 12 July 2012
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Do we really need seven council leaders – and 359 councillors?

SIR – It was interesting to read the response by the director of service for Copeland Borough Council, Pat Graham (a paid council adviser), to my letter (The Whitehaven News, June 28) referring to changes to bins collections in order generate further savings.SIR – I recently wrote in The Whitehaven News about motorcyclists passing through Bigrigg village where I live.

Last updated 5 July 2012
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Thanks to midnight walkers

walk9 0607 SIR – I am writing on behalf of Hospice at Home West Cumbria to thank everyone for the massive support we received, yet again, for our Ladies Midnight Walk. We are all extremely grateful to everyone involved in helping us on the night and before , in so many different ways.

Last updated 5 July 2012
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A mum’s special word of thanks

CETORTCHSIMMO SIR – I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to all the people of Whitehaven for the warm welcome you gave my son James Simpson and his family when he ran with the Olympic torch last Thursday through Whitehaven.

Last updated 28 June 2012
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A county approach to refuse services would be more efficient

SIR – I read your report “More changes to bin collections” (The Whitehaven News, June 21) in which the council is to consult on efficiency savings which will affect every householder in Copeland to save the council £120,000, or nine per cent of the current £1,3200,000 cost of the service, which of course is quite a lot of money funding a frontline service.

Last updated 28 June 2012
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