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Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Think again – and protect the vulnerable

SIR – I am writing to express my concern and extreme distress at the proposed plans by Cumbria County Council to close the three care homes, with particular regard to Woodlands at Distington.

Last updated 20 October 2011
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Show support for Remploy

cerempllett SIR – I would like to express my support, to our MP Jamie Reed in his fight to maintain Remploy.

Last updated 20 October 2011
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Well done organisers

cekearney SIR – I would like to thank the organisers of the Wasdale Show 2011 for a great day.

Last updated 20 October 2011
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‘Only way forward is to create new West Cumbrian seat in parliament’

SIR – With reference to your reports on the proposed boundary changes for West Cumbria, published in The Whitehaven News, on September 15 and 22.

Last updated 20 October 2011
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On air today, gone tomorrow?

ceradredund SIR – As one of the pioneers who founded BBC Radio Carlisle, as it was then, in 1973, I am disturbed to hear of the proposal to reduce the staff of BBC Radio Cumbria by almost 10 posts.

Last updated 13 October 2011
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‘New bin system will clog up our pavements and create problems’

SIR – This is a copy of a letter I have sent to Copeland Borough Council:

Last updated 13 October 2011
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Council’s new dog rules will have ‘negative effect on seaside towns’

SIR – On Monday the new dog control orders came into effect. Where are the signs to inform dog owners that dogs are banned in 3/4 of the amenity area on the seafront of Seascale? Where is the sign showing the mapped-out area? Where are the signs warning people of ‘on the spot fines of £80’? Where are the signs warning the public they could be contravening the by-laws?

Last updated 6 October 2011
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Big thank you to organisers

CESCARECLETT SIR – I just wanted to thank the Lamplugh Sports Committee for organising the recent scarecrow festival.

Last updated 6 October 2011
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Adventures awaiting us all

cedrrae02 SIR – One of the great things about living in the Lake District is the opportunity for uplifting activities and experiences that is there for the taking just outside the door. A classic example is the superb little Shepherd’s Crag, just above the lakeside road in Borrowdale.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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Pension squeeze will put unfair burden on public sector workers

CEPUBSECT SIR – I write to you on behalf of my colleagues within the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) branch of Prospect, the union for professionals, as well as all those people within the NNL and the wider public sector affected by the Governments proposals on public sector pensions, namely the increase in pension contributions from April 2012 through to April 2014.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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Coastguard closure proposal: We must highlight potential problems

SIR – Re: Proposed Closure of Liverpool Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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Ghost writer’s helpful advice

haigghostlet SIR – Further to your report and feature (September 15) on the ghosts of Haig Pit and elsewhere, there are far more ghosts active in Cumbria than people think or admit.

Last updated 22 September 2011
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Long-term economic benefits behind stadium

MUCH has been written about the Pow Beck Valley Community Stadium, and I want to clarify some inaccuracies and assumptions made about this development.

Last updated 22 September 2011
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Let town centre revellers drink and eat the whole night through

SIR – Love it or loathe it, Gallachers was a thriving business providing jobs and a service. Copeland Council effectively closed it down by repeatedly refusing an extended licence while all around it other bars had licences extended thus making the business unviable.

Last updated 22 September 2011
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Hospital staff suffering as they work dangerously long hours

SIR – I feel I must write to the media, unfortunately anonymously as staff are disciplined for getting in touch with you. Positive spin only is allowed.

Last updated 15 September 2011
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We don’t need a Commissioner

Last updated 9 December 20112011
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Councillors need to be aware of hospital rebuild facts – not fiction

cepkane0809 SIR – Spotting a Sunday Times News Review headline “Secrets and Lies of a Chaotic Regime” that mentioned “a permanent air of chaos and crisis” and “like facing the dentist’s drill without an anaesthetic”, I thought that the article was about Copeland’s elected council. LIBYA

Last updated 8 September 2011
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Charity disappointed as nuclear firms keep hands in their pockets

SIR – It is with deep regret that I feel the need to write this letter.

Last updated 25 August 2011
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Stadium: will councillors quit?

CESTADIUM1905 SIR – Thank you for your ‘Timeline’ coverage on Whitehaven’s Rugby League version of Workington’s Uppies and Downies (The Whitehaven News, August 18).

Last updated 25 August 2011
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Left appalled by looting – but which punishment will work?

SIR – With the terrible riots in our country recently and the thugs who wreck our society. The prison sentence the courts impose doesn’t always work.

Last updated 18 August 2011
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