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Something riveting on the step...

CEPAYNEFROG SIR – When we went to collect our milk from the front doorstep this morning, we found this visitor sitting there rather gloomily.

Last updated 23 February 2012
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‘Ill-conceived, unworkable NHS Bill opens door to privatisation’

SIR – Opposition to the proposed Health & Social Care Bill is rapidly gaining support throughout the whole of the country because the ordinary man in the street is finally realising that it constitutes the end of the National Health Service as we know it.

Last updated 23 February 2012
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Nobody can replace Norma

cenormasmith SIR – Norma Smith was lovely, she was the life and soul of the party (article, The Whitehaven News, February 9). There is no one else like Norma, nobody could ever replace her.

Last updated 16 February 2012
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Thank you to a truly wonderful team who you’d rather not meet

SIR – There is an exclusive club here in West Cumbria that no-one wants to be a member of, and that is the Cancer Treatment Centre, known as the Henderson Suite, in the West Cumberland Hospital.SIR – Public toilets matter to everybody. Regardless of our age, class, ethnic origin, gender, mental or physical ability we all share the need to spend that proverbial penny.

Last updated 16 February 2012
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Digging deep to find more about home

cetrowel02 SIR – I’m writing to you regarding a bricklayer’s silver trowel with a bone handle which has been engraved with wording.

Last updated 16 February 2012
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‘Failure should not be rewarded’ – does that include NHS chiefs?

SIR – David Cameron stated that he wanted more transparency from central Government – does this include the NHS and the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust which for the last three-and-a-half years has treated the people of Cumbria with contempt and indifference?

Last updated 15 February 2012
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Family shots spark memories

cetoman02 SIR – I came across some old pics from Bowthorn, Cleator Moor.

Last updated 9 February 2012
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NUCLEAR WASTE: The great debate continues

cemrwskes SIR – Is it a question of when, not if, we have more nuclear related sites dotted round our shrinking countryside?

Last updated 9 February 2012
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THE NUCLEAR WASTE DEBATE

cemrwsmillo SIR – I was interested to read the correspondence last week on nuclear waste burial.

Last updated 2 February 2012
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Mission memorabilia

cecollmiss SIR – The members of Whitehaven Colliery Mission are attempting to compile a history of the mission and at the present time we are struggling to find several features of the mission past.

Last updated 2 February 2012
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Action needed on busy road

twroad SIR – How much longer must we put up with this flood every time it rains?

Last updated 26 January 2012
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‘Council should cut trade union funding before local services’

SIR – This is an open letter to Cumbria County Council chief executive Jill Stannard:

Last updated 26 January 2012
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Nuclear waste: Opinions divided – but getting your own views across essential

cewasteheads SIR – I would like to encourage all communities across West Cumbria to submit their views on the current consultation “Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste in West Cumbria”.

Last updated 26 January 2012
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West Cumbria must not be taken for granted by the Government

SIR – Jamie Reed MP has raised a real issue that faces West Cumbria now and The Whitehaven News editorial (“Why West Cumbria’s a good investment”) raised some very relevant points related to the problem he identified.

Last updated 19 January 2012
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No ‘Glory’, no brocken spectre

cebrocken SIR – Unfortunately Bill Stainton makes the common mistake of assuming that the shadow of a walker cast on low cloud is a brocken spectre (The Whitehaven News, January 12). It isn’t.

Last updated 19 January 2012
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Ask for the right reward – and end West Cumbria’s isolation

SIR – We all know the dump will definitely end up in West Cumbria, either new results will say the geology is suitable under Sellafield (even though Nirex walked away from the site) or it will end up under Black Combe or Scafell Pike.

Last updated 12 January 2012
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Thank you from the chilly dippers

cebeardip SIR – On behalf of our group I would like to say a big thank you to Sharon and Denver from the Wellington Bistro who again provided the soup and hot drinks to the New Year’s Eve dippers, also for allowing us to use the back room for changing. Their generosity is amazing.

Last updated 12 January 2012
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We need to work together and create a facility for community

SIR – On December 7, I attended a meeting of Copeland Council’s planning panel to speak on the need for the replacement of a community centre for the residents of Bransty.

Last updated 5 January 2012
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Beau, Belle? It’s all in the (French) name . . . . . .

twbeau SIR – I was surprised to read in last week’s Whitehaven News column regarding baby names, the paper would actually print that the name ‘Beau’ is considered unisex.

Last updated 5 January 2012
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