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Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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‘Community must demand inquiry into the running of our hospitals’

SIR – I hope no one is in too much shock about the Dr Foster report, the message has been clear for years. Our hospitals are mismanaged and totally out of sync with the rest of the country.SIR – I hope all those involved in the management of the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, and our politicians of all parties are preparing with great urgency changes that will bring about improvements in the health care of the population they serve in Cumbria following the Dr Foster review.

Last updated 13 December 2012
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‘Solution will be found – eventually’

SIR – Reaching a decision on whether to participate in the siting process for a national GDF requires confidence that there is a sound but flexible process and some prospect of achieving a safe, licensable and societally acceptable facility.

Last updated 13 December 2012
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Rescue dogs are best option

cebeagpup Sir – In a page one article last week (“Have we been sold a pup?”, The Whitehaven News, November 22) Vanessa Kelly wanted to get her daughters a beagle puppy for Christmas. She went online (fatal!) and paid £300 (a lot of money for a dog when there are so many in rescue centres).

Last updated 29 November 2012
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Why do councils support Energy Coast but oppose wind power?

SIR – I am writing in reply to Mr John Vout’s letter in The Whitehaven News on November 1.

Last updated 29 November 2012
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The haves and the have nots

SIR – I was left speechless (like, I suspect, many of your readers) when I caught your coverage on the cost to the UK taxpayer of bringing in a handful of workers over from America for what the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority regard as “little demonstrable benefit” (“£44m cost of nuclear experts”, The Whitehaven News, November 15).

Last updated 22 November 2012
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No need for police commissioner – but it is still our duty to vote today

ceegtownhall SIR – May I, through your columns, express my feelings for the forthcoming Police Commissioner election.

Last updated 15 November 2012
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WHY I LIKE THE BEACON

cebaileybeacon TO The Whitehaven News,

Last updated 15 November 2012
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One reader’s suggestions for the future of services in Copeland

SIR – As a resident of Copeland I was amazed at the list of proposed cuts the borough council was going to make in the Whitehaven, Egremont, Cleator Moor, and St Bees areas.

Last updated 15 November 2012
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In father’s footsteps...

cerangoon081102 SIR – While backpacking in Burma the main reason for being there was to follow in my father’s footsteps.

Last updated 8 November 2012
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Remembrance: ‘We must not take for granted the sacrifices made on our behalf’

cestandlower SIR – Remembrance Sunday is fast approaching, and once again offers the opportunity for people of all races, creeds, colours and political beliefs to join together and pay their respects to those who have given their lives for their country.

Last updated 8 November 2012
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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 3 January 2014
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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 20142014
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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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