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Savings tips for NHS bosses – why stop at microwave food?

SIR – So health bosses think it is a good idea to have microwaved food for the patients, even though the Government is actively promoting the cooking of fresh food as a more healthy option than processed foods, which in many cases are high in cholesterol. SIR – I am a resident of Bigrigg, near one of the main A595 roads en route from Whitehaven through to Egremont.

Last updated 31 May 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

You should all take a bow

af playfest3 SIR – The ‘At the Playground’ organising committee would like to thank you for your excellent article and revue of our event held on May 19 and 20.

Last updated 31 May 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

N-waste site can’t be imposed on a community which doesn’t want it

SIR – By the time of publication, the MRWS partnership will have considered its response to the results of its consultation paper on siting a geological disposal facility, or GDF.

Last updated 24 May 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

We must have confidence in our councillors’ ability to negotiate

SIR – It was both unfortunate and somewhat misguided of local Tory councillor Stephen Haraldsen to highlight conflicts of interest in local government with a personal attack on my colleague, Coun Elaine Woodburn.

Last updated 17 May 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Thanks Copeland for a great year

cejljacko SIR – As my year in office ended last week, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Copeland for helping to make it one of the most rewarding experiences I have had.

Last updated 17 May 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Why stand for election if you cannot weather the storm..?

SIR – I read with dismay the letter from ‘A disgruntled Labour Councillor’ (The Whitehaven News, letters, May 3). particularly as the country was awaiting the results of local elections nationwide.

Last updated 10 May 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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