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Procurement: questions over how Sellafield spends our cash

SIR – As the row intensifies over the award of the £1.4billion Thameslink contract to German manufacturer Siemens rather than the British firm Bombardier, it brings into sharp focus the issue of how protective industry should be in looking after local interests.

Last updated 21 July 2011
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Cyclists rise to the challenge

ceprop210706 SIR – Myself and some friends acted as the support staff for a group of ex-forces cyclists who completed The Lakes Challenge Cycle Ride for Combat Stress and Help the Heroes on June 24-26.

Last updated 21 July 2011
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Six 400ft turbines 'would be ugly and noisy intrusion on landscape'

SIR – I have heard that, later this summer, Copeland Council will receive a planning application to build the visual equivalent of six white Windscale Pile Chimneys on the skyline above Moresby, Frizington and Cleator Moor, on the top of Steel Brow.

Last updated 14 July 2011
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Charity says a big thank-you

cemdng04 SIR – May I through your columns thank everybody who supported the Midnight Walk on Friday, July 8. This was our third Midnight Walk and in my opinion they just seem to get better.

Last updated 14 July 2011
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It’s Uncle Bob’s chimney!

cewagrlet1407 SIR – Thank you for the memories that the decommissioning of the Golf Ball, invoked (The Whitehaven News, June 30).

Last updated 14 July 2011
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Council stance on Tesco, tourism, enforcement – and Albion Square

SIR – Rob Romano’s letter in last week’s News made a number of interesting points. However, I would like to clarify some of the points raised so as to avoid misunderstanding.SIR – I am writing this in the hope someone take notice.

Last updated 7 July 2011
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When the Fury fought off a MIG

cehfury SIR – Following the impressive display by the Sea Fury at the Whitehaven Festival and the commentator’s allusion to a successful encounter with a MIG 15 over Korea in the 1950s, I thought some of your readers might be interested in a brief enlargement of the story.

Last updated 7 July 2011
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Stormy times ahead for owners?

CEWALKES SIR – Thank you for your article on the new Dog Control orders (The Whitehaven News, June 23) and for Ian Hill’s comments.

Last updated 30 June 2011
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A town transformed since my first visit nearly 50 years ago

SIR – My wife Irene (born in Ginns), son, grandson and myself visited Whitehaven last weekend to see our family and for the festival (our first time.) My wife and I stayed with our sister-in-law, Mrs Pat Wilson, High Road, Kells, overlooking the dock/marina, and we had a lovely view of everything that was going on.

Last updated 30 June 2011
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An elected mayor could bring policies of merit – not politics

Sir – On Whitehaven car parking and other matters, there appears to be a degree of memory loss-cum-in-action by those we elect to provide efficient services locally.

Last updated 30 June 2011
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Your Festival photo album

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Last updated 30 June 2011
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Doctors and nurses should check that WCH design suits their needs

twhospital SIR – I have not seen the plans for the proposed new Whitehaven hospital; but from the picture (The Whitehaven News, June 9) it appears that the architects are making the same mistakes made at the “money eater” Carlisle hospital.

Last updated 16 June 2011
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The carve-up of Copeland? It’s time to say enough is enough

cebl;oomlet SIR – The recent announcement on intended boundary changes by the Democratic Audit (The Whitehaven News, June 9) should be challenged by everyone in this constituency as yet again Copeland is being carved up by outside bodies.

Last updated 16 June 2011
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Where does EU money go? Dogs and smelly foot dance, of course

cechoochoo02 SIR – I am responding to your letter in the June 2 edition of The Whitehaven News. Below is a list of just some of the things the EU like to spend our hard-earned money on.

Last updated 9 June 2011
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Car drivers ‘believe they can park anywhere they like...’

cemarkpark02 SIR – There is a small minority of thoughtless and self-indulgent car owners who, in an area that should be a positive feature of Whitehaven, create hazards and dangers where there should be none.

Last updated 2 June 2011
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Mayor’s thanks for your support this past year

cemcmcm PLEASE allow me through your columns to thank our fantastic communities for the great kindness and support given to my wife and I through the last mayoral year.

Last updated 26 May 2011
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Why Phyllida will be much missed

cephyllgdf SIR – Phyllida Gordon-Duff-Pennington (obituary, May 19) was invited to become President of the West Cumbria Branch of the NSPCC in 1986.

Last updated 26 May 2011
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Reasonable town centre parking critical for our shops to succeed

SIR – As I recall, one benefit of the supermarkets arriving in Whitehaven was the additional car parking space that was created. Indeed, if my memory is correct, planning permission was granted and conditional upon the supermarket car parking being shared with the rest of Whitehaven town centre.

Last updated 26 May 2011
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