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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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Don’t make squirrels homeless

wn redsquig SIR – Since the 1970s the Forestry Commission has broadcast a policy of managing its forest for public recreation and wildlife conservation as well as for timber harvest.

Last updated 18 August 2011
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Raking over the fall-out from closure of Sellafield Mox plant

SIR – Reactions in your newspaper by local luminaries to the closure of Mox (The Whitehaven News, August 4) are the usual unsubstantiated diatribe.

Last updated 11 August 2011
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Why wheels of our railway stock grind exceedingly slow

cenrailparto SIR – Your Talkback column (The Whitehaven News, August 4) contained several comments on the local train service, some which are, to say the least, uninformed.

Last updated 11 August 2011
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Note of caution as more trusts join bidding to run our hospital

SIR – Further to the recent press and media announcements by the chief executives of the Newcastle Hospitals Trust and the Cumbria Partnership Trust, I wish to sound a note of caution to your readers in relation to what has been said by these two men.

Last updated 4 August 2011
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Our rubbish first impressions

cecoastrubb SIR – Last week my wife and I spent a great week walking in Cumbria, and one of our walks was from St Bees to Whitehaven.

Last updated 28 July 2011
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No excuse for such an eyesore as dirty streets in this day and age

SIR – It is some months since I last aired my views in your newspaper. However, a report in last week’s Whitehaven News has moved me to annoy my critics once more.

Last updated 28 July 2011
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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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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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