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Cumbria ‘should lead the way in creating less dangerous reactors’

cecaldhall SIR – As a result of the Japanese tsunami and the damage to their nuclear power plants, many other countries are having a re-think about their nuclear energy plans. As part of the continuing drive for the future of Cumbria’s Energy Coast there were plans for at least one replacement nuclear power station. More useless wind turbines are to be erected but they all need back-up power at windless times.

Last updated 31 March 2011
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Clinicians tell of commitment to new West Cumberland Hospital

SIR – Someone once said that any person can have the facts; having opinions is an art. When it comes to the NHS, there is an abundance of artists. That is as it should be: the health service is the thread running through all our lives. It is there when we enter the world and, more often than not, when we leave it.

Last updated 31 March 2011
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Help with a Roll of Honour

cetrumpetmem SIR – For some years I have been assisting Cleator Moor Town Council in compiling a ‘Roll of Honour’ for the war casualties of the area. One of the aims is to compile a ‘Book of Remembrance’ recording the details of each individual so that they will be honoured in perpetuity in their hometown.

Last updated 31 March 2011
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Can you help people find old relatives?

SIR – We are investigating our family history. The names we are researching include Mossop and Studholm from Whitehaven, and Wynn.

Last updated 31 March 2011
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‘Our professional integrity is at stake – the council must listen’

SIR – This is a reply to Coun Mallinson’s letter of March 17.

Last updated 24 March 2011
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Save our local radio station

cebbcjulie 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 local airtime to about six hours a day.

Last updated 24 March 2011
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Answering queries about teaching assistant changes

SIR – Your front page article (“Teaching assistants fight back”, The Whitehaven News, March 10) left many questions hanging about the process of implementing single status for school support staff.

Last updated 17 March 2011
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Welcome – but don’t forget your hard hat!

CEFLAGS0303 SIR – The letter from J Cowley (The Whitehaven News, March 3) showed the disgraceful state of Duke Street car park pavement with photograph and comments.

Last updated 17 March 2011
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Council 'right to invest in its staff with training'

SIR – I would be obliged if you would allow me to put into perspective the furore that has broken out with regards to Copeland Borough Council staff who where sent on an awayday as part of a training programme.

Last updated 17 March 2011
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Bookwell School’s passionate plea over dog mess

twpoo LETTERS from Year 3 pupils at Bookwell School, Egremont, about the awful dog mess they are having to encounter every time they walk through Egremont.

Last updated 17 March 2011
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Can you identify this old master?

cestatmast SIR – I was sorting out my collection of railway and industrial-related photos the other day, when I came upon the attached picture of a station master.

Last updated 10 March 2011
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Mayor must be man or woman of many talents

cejackeg SIR – I note with interest Ms Arrighi’s latest rant at Copeland Borough Council and her offer to do the job as an elected mayor for free.

Last updated 9 March 2011
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Flagging up potential danger

CEFLAGS0303 SIR – This picture shows the condition of part of the area behind the Duke Street flats in Whitehaven.

Last updated 2 March 2011
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‘If it all takes as long as my new kitchen, you’ve nothing to fear’

SIR – So Copeland Homes is introducing a “service” charge forcing tenants, against very public opposition, to pay each week for “services” it provides. In light of my ongoing experiences with this Housing Association’s “services”, I think we tenants have very little to fear.

Last updated 2 March 2011
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Cryptic Crossword 10,928

Last updated 2 March 2011
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Turning our high street shops into homes is a one-way street

SIR – Coun Mossop thinks we should consider turning vacant shops in the town centre into housing (The Whitehaven News, February 17).

Last updated 24 February 2011
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Yellow lines won’t solve chaos

cedoubyells SIR – I thought the whole idea of local residents’ group meetings was to invite the appropriate parties along to listen and act on our complaints. This does not seem to work for us, us being Corkickle estate, Snebro, Valley Park and Foxhouses tenants.

Last updated 24 February 2011
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Right to roam? Or just trespass?

tt1rgate1b SIR – I refer to the article “Walkers urged to fight path closure” (The Whitehaven News, February 17).

Last updated 24 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

County’s penny-pinching will push many families to breadline

cebeatles03 SIR – I wish I’d had a title like ‘Corporate Director of Organisational Development’. It sounds that grand doesn’t it? Such a title must send a man to bed feeling really comfortable in his skin. I wonder what it means?

Last updated 17 February 2011
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