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Anger as the extent of Copeland Council’s proposed cuts sinks in

SIR – Some years back, the then Whitehaven town council borrowed money to build the multi-storey car park in Whitehaven – and found itself, fairly quickly, with an unwanted burden of interest payments that stifled services.

Last updated 18 October 2012
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WORK IN THE WOODLANDS

cearrowt

Last updated 18 October 2012
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Time to make a stand in the battle of the wind turbines

SIR – At least the councillors had the correct idea to listen to the people they represent by refusing the wind farm at Whitehaven. I fail to see why it needs a second hearing though. Sir, – Readers will be aware that since 1995 GP services in the out of hours period have been provided by a local GP managed service formally known as CueDoc and now known as CHOC ( Cumbria Health on Call).

Last updated 11 October 2012
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Pros and cons of a nuclear bin

twwastebury SIR – I have read with great interest the correspondence about the options for the management of nuclear waste. Three themes keep emerging which I believe are unsustainable.

Last updated 11 October 2012
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Maintenance ‘long overdue’

cearrowt SIR – A tree has blown over above the pathway leading from Kells to Whitehaven through Arrowthwaite Woods. Only the trees opposite is keeping it from crashing onto the path altogether.

Last updated 11 October 2012
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The west is best, say visitors

twrat SIR – My husband and I and family recently visited West Cumbria on holiday. We stayed in a lovely cottage in Eskdale and had a lovely couple of weeks even though the weather was mixed. The local agency we booked with were helpful and strongly recommended, obviously very good as they have most of the cottages in the area on their books.

Last updated 4 October 2012
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We’re NOT all in it together, we’ve been forced to make drastic cuts

SIR – Can I express my disappointment at your headline article ‘Rubbish’ in Thursday’s edition regarding CBC’s consultation exercise for changes to bin collections.SIR – I was recently a patient at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven where I underwent a joint replacement. I really don’t mind saying that I was very nervous and apprehensive before my surgery. However, I need not have worried at all. From the moment I arrived for my admission until I was discharged, I have nothing but praise and admiration for the care and attention I received during my short stay. I was put at ease straight away by the professional manner of everyone I came into contact with.

Last updated 4 October 2012
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Vote postponed but opinions still divided on nuclear waste

SIR – The effects on West Cumbria’s economy of a ‘No’ vote at this stage of the MRWS process will be devastating – not that it’ll bother the likes of Marianne Birkby (South Lakes) or Colin Wales (Sedburgh).

Last updated 27 September 2012
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Well done Dawn, you’re a star

CEDAWNBLURB SIR – Well done Dawn Raynor! We admire and salute your valiant fundraising challenge for a respite centre.

Last updated 27 September 2012
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Have you herd the news?

cewasdherd2009 SIR – I am on a quest to track down old photos of The Wasdale Head Show for our new website, www.wasdaleheadshow.co.uk, and wonder if the readers of The Whitehaven News might have any that we could use for our Historic Photo Gallery?

Last updated 20 September 2012
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N-waste site – is it time to look at Plan B?

ceundergndump SIR– The parishes of Ponsonby and Gosforth have a very real and close concern in the current debate about the future of nuclear waste stored at Sellafield – Ponsonby ‘hosts’ much of that nuclear waste, while Gosforth lies adjacent to it and also ‘hosts’ the Longlands Farm site.

Last updated 20 September 2012
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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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