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

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
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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
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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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Memorabilia: your memories

SIR – I’m researching a book on early Beatles merchandise. In late 1963, a couple of significant official licences to produce Beatles-approved goods were granted to companies in the Whitehaven area.

Last updated 16 February 2011
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‘As Gateway plans are redrawn please consider garage’s future’

andy garageangry SIR – After detailed objections from myself and the co-owner of Station Garage, the plan for the Whitehaven Transport Interchange has been withdrawn and ‘gone back to the drawing board’.

Last updated 9 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

‘No-one gave me free money when I stayed on in education’

SIR – This past week has seen more demonstrations from youngsters, and more opportunistic attacks on the Coalition Government by Labour MPs and activists, over the changes being made to the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), which costs the country £560 million per year.

Last updated 2 February 2011
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The fate of the Ennerdale char

CECHAR SIR – I am writing to you about your article on the decline in Arctic char in Ennerdale Water. I have fished Ennerdale for the past 30 years and there was always plenty of char caught by fishermen there. About 10 years ago, the same time the NRA started to net the River Liza for spawning char, every November they stripped the fish of eggs and sperm to restock Windermere and a lake in Wales.

Last updated 2 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Leaders explain their ‘misgivings’

We appreciate that a public consultation is now beginning on the sale of significant parts of the Public Forest Estate. Whilst we will respond formally to the consultation in due course, the Cumbria Leaders’ Board has concerns that it would wish to raise with you now.

Last updated 2 February 2011
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Funding cuts in adult social care

baron 2801 SIR – Last week your sister paper the Times & Star told my story in relation to cuts in adult social care – that was in respect of a 54-year-old man with an autistic spectrum disorder, facing next year the loss of £18.95 per week mobility allowance.

Last updated 2 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

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