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Copeland Council leader called to account – and answers critics

ceew2604 SIR – The frankly shameful way in which Copeland Borough Council’s leadership has tried to absolve itself of blame for the stadium fiasco is almost as embarrassing as the fiasco itself.

Last updated 3 May 2012
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A nail in Whitehaven’s coffin

CEPARTOBYP0305 SIR – Whatever the rights and wrongs of most of the proposals in the “Economic Blueprint” described by the Energy Coast partnership, one thing is certain – the proposed £40 million Whitehaven bypass would be the final nail in the coffin for economic life in the town.

Last updated 3 May 2012
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Shed some light – please

cestlight SIR – How long does it take to erect a lamp post and have them lit up?

Last updated 26 April 2012
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N-waste: to support or not to support? That is the question

twhospital SIR – With last week’s “Villages say no to N-waste” headline and the editorial saying “that’s what consultation was all about” it is evident with yet more parish councils across Cumbria deciding to say no (the list grows daily) to the MRWS process proceeding any further.

Last updated 19 April 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Campers pitch their support for village’s wind turbine proposal

SIR – I would like to respond to the letter, about the proposed erection of a wind turbine in Drigg (The Whitehaven News, April 5).

Last updated 12 April 2012
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Honouring our Titanic hero

cejbellgrave SIR – Remembering Joseph Bell, chief engineer of the RMS Titanic, who was born in Farlam, near Brampton:

Last updated 12 April 2012
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‘Allowing one turbine like this will set a dangerous precedent’

ceturbhorizo SIR – As a concerned resident of Drigg, I was appalled to hear about the proposed erection of an 80m-high wind turbine on the highest point in Drigg which will not only spoil the beautiful scenery for the residents but also the people living in Seascale and Holmrook.

Last updated 5 April 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Stop the erection of an 80-metre turbine on highest land for miles

SIR – A warning to the people of Drigg and the surrounding villages. On March 8, The Whitehaven News published a planning application for the “erection of a single wind turbine” at Drigg Moorside Farm.

Last updated 22 March 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Attack is sign of our times

cenewpelisign SIR – I am writing in disgust at the mindless vandalism of the sign coming into Whitehaven after I received numerous phone calls complaining that the sign had again been targeted.

Last updated 22 March 2012
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Racism allegation is ludicrous, say mayor’s many supporters

cemurr0803 SIR – I write in support of John Jackson. To imply that the man is racially prejudiced is ludicrous in the extreme. SIR – Arlecdon History Group is doing research on things that used to be in Frizington, including St Paul’s School and the old St Joseph’s School.

Last updated 15 March 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Taxman’s crackdown’s destroy chances for small businesses

SIR – Piling on the agony yet again, HM Revenue & Customs is set to clobber small businesses again using an American idea, and nothing good ever came out of there (“Electricians are warned over tax crackdown”, The Whitehaven News, March 1).

Last updated 8 March 2012
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Will it be supermarkets or Tories who finish us fuel dealerships off?

cehills0803 SIR – I have managed the Longmile Filling Station (Hills) at Lillyhall for the last 20 years. This is a dealership which uses BP fuel.

Last updated 8 March 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

View from across the pond: Your doctors provided best care for me

ceqwchsigns SIR – From April 2009 until I retired at the end of 2010 I was the managing director of the National Nuclear Laboratory headquarters at Sellafield. My wife Cindy and I had the pleasure of living in the locality, near Boot.

Last updated 1 March 2012
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Cut energy bills VAT to 0pc – plea

ceozzy0103 THIS is a copy of a letter sent to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.

Last updated 1 March 2012
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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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

‘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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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