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Making a mockery of rules

cepoopscoop SIR – Isn’t it great to see that the council is doing a brilliant job in keeping the top walkway of Castle Park clean!

Last updated 26 May 2011
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‘Complacency over the new hospital could result in disaster’

SIR – The Save Our Services Group was formed out of a desire to protect the delivery of health services to the community of West Cumbria with the focal point being the threat to the viability of West Cumberland Hospital.

Last updated 19 May 2011
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Distington’s library means so much to us says reading group

Mike Bewick photo SIR – This is a copy of a letter we have sent to Mr Bruce Benison, County Manager, Library Service review.

Last updated 19 May 2011
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Proud to be flying the flag

cepitparade SIR – Through your letters page could I invite the communities of Whitehaven and West Cumbria to the dedication of the new Haig Colliery Banner and Pit Parade this Saturday at 11.30am, beginning under the Hub on the Harbourside.

Last updated 19 May 2011
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We all need to stand together and stand strong to save our services

cesosreform SIR – After attending the Save our Services meeting on Tuesday, the people of West Cumbria need to be wary of the language that the Cumbria PCT is using. The wording “appropriate services” and “funding” doesn’t mean that the hospital will have the same facilities and services it does now and in particular that we will continue to have an equivalent accident and emergency department.

Last updated 12 May 2011
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Local locos – but in what location?

cechoochoo02 SIR – Thank you for placing the Station Master photo and request for information in your paper.

Last updated 5 May 2011
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More Sellafield cash needs to be spent in local businesses

SIR – The Devil is in the Detail. As a director of a small engineering company operating out of Maryport and long standing member of the West Cumbria Business Cluster, I was incensed to read the lead article, “Sellafield Job Hope for Firms” (The Whitehaven News, April 28). Is the editorial team now allowing any old guff put out by the site to go to press unchallenged or countered with a realistic editorial view?

Last updated 5 May 2011
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Mindless contingent spoil beach for everyone

cebeeslitt03 SIR – Good Friday was a beautiful day. The beach at St Bees was host to hundreds of visitors. Most were enjoying the sun and behaving like respectable adults.

Last updated 5 May 2011
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Well done, Cumberland

cecumber SIR – How sad to see the demise of HMS Cumberland (the “Fighting Sausage”), now returned to her home port, due to the current spate of defence cuts.

Last updated 28 April 2011
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Make your voices heard in defence of hospital services

SIR – On Tuesday, May 3, there will be a public meeting at 6.30pm in the United Reformed Church Hall on James Street. The meeting has been called by the ‘Save Our Services’ Group who have, over the past decade, acted as a pressure group for the retention of essential clinical services at West Cumberland Hospital.

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

Taking the BBC to task over fate of local radio

IR – Below follows the text of a letter sent to the director general of the BBC, Mr Mark Thompson, regarding BBC Radio Cumbria.

Last updated 21 April 2011
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A patient’s view of the West Cumberland Hospital

SIR – I was admitted to hospital on Sunday, March 6, not knowing what was wrong with me except I felt very ill. A day or two later, I discovered how ill I really was and felt an overwhelming gratitude to the medics and nursing staff for the treatment they had given and for making me feel there was a possibility I may just start to feel better eventually.

Last updated 21 April 2011
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It’s one L of a dilemma

SIR – As a driving instructor in West Cumbria for over 43 years, and still practising part time, my biggest concern about the feared move of the test centre from Workington to Carlisle is the undoubted fact that if it takes place there will be a lot of learners and unlicensed drivers driving around unaccompanied, with no L-plates, but worst of all, no insurance.

Last updated 14 April 2011
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Senior nurses tell bosses: We deserve better than this

SIR – Below follows the text of a letter sent to Mr Little and the Trust Board Members of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust re displacement of staff

Last updated 14 April 2011
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Nuclear future put under the spotlight

cenwaste0704 SIR – Japanese power companies were warned that it would be dangerous to build nuclear power stations on an earthquake fault line. So the regulators and power companies said that rigorous design and technology assured safety in all events.

Last updated 7 April 2011
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Morale at rock bottom among members of caring profession

SIR – I wonder if the people of West Cumbria are aware of what is happening to their loyal nursing staff.

Last updated 7 April 2011
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Beehive memories

cebeehive01 SIR – I was delighted to read the article about The Beehive in The Whitehaven News (March 24).

Last updated 7 April 2011
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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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