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Quest for Ramsay relatives

cephoenfpoundo SIR – I have recently read your wonderful article on the Ramsay Brothers who operated the Phoenix Foundry in Whitehaven (“A Hive of Industry,” The Whitehaven News, September 20) and it gave me much more information than I could have ever found.

Last updated 1 November 2012
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Depression Support Group set up

THERE’S a new Depression Support Group for West Cumbria. “New what?” I hear you say...

Last updated 1 November 2012
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‘Do you ever see a councillor apart from elections?’

ceundergndump SIR – When I thought that our councillors could not get any worse, along came county councillor Mike Hawkins, who reckons that the Rector of Whitehaven, the Rev John Bannister, has a good job (letters, The Whitehaven News, October 25).

Last updated 1 November 2012
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‘Botching and fumbling? You’re wrong Jamie Reed’ - by county council leader Eddie Martin

ceedmart9in0111 IT HAS been my experience that the more cautious of our MPs do try to find out the facts before bursting into print. It is unfortunate that Copeland MP Jamie Reed did not follow that convention.

Last updated 1 November 2012
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Cuts are a rude awakening – but let’s not make them a death knell

SIR – In the wake of all the furore expressed in your paper and media sites in relation to the enormous decisions Copeland Council are being forced to make as a result of Government policies, we have to accept that the buck has now landed in our constituency.

Last updated 25 October 2012
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The local government cuts – by Copeland councillor Stephen Haraldsen (Hillcrest ward, Conservative)

COPELAND Council’s budget consultation has raised many questions, but one in particular needs to be answered: “Where did all the money go?”

Last updated 25 October 2012
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We need windfarm revenue

cewfarms SIR – I write regarding the recent decision by Copeland Planning panel to refuse the development of Weddicar Windfarm.

Last updated 25 October 2012
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‘We are not only the customers, we are also the paymasters’

"I AM deeply saddened and concerned about these proposals, which if they become a reality, will have a significant effect upon the well-being of the community, and especially Whitehaven.

Last updated 18 October 2012
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‘There is no cavalry coming over the hill – our future is largely in our own hands’

FOR anyone who wondered what the government means by ‘austerity’, last week’s announcement of cuts to services in Copeland can surely no longer leave them in any doubt.

Last updated 18 October 2012
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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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