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The Beehive buzz...

SIR – I never sat on Santa’s knee in the Beehive, though I know many who did.SIR – The Editors’ Code of Practice – the voluntary set of standards overseen by the Press Complaints Commission – is undergoing its annual review. Your readers have an opportunity to contribute to this process with their own suggestions on how the code might be changed to improve the system of self-regulation of the British press.

Last updated 8 December 2010
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Barney: The facts of his life

CEGEESELET SIR – I was sorry to read about Barney’s passing in The News last week, however I offer some clarification on your report.

Last updated 8 December 2010
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The chance of a better future should be open to everyone

cegrads020912 SIR – Today (Thursday), MPs will vote on the Government’s plans to treble tuition fees.SIR – So Coun David Moore – from Seascale! – is seeking to stop Whitehaven having the new Rugby and Football Stadium and the rest of the planned sports and leisure facilities that this town is entitled to and richly deserves. SIR – I respect Ruth Balogh’s right not to join the West Cumbria Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Partnership (letter, December 2) although I believe she could make an important contribution as a member.SIR – The Whitehaven News last Thursday gave a rosy picture of Ennerdale forest and future prospects. No mention was made of what may happen if, or when, the present government decides to sell off the Forestry Commission.

Last updated 8 December 2010
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Vital specialist children’s service to be decimated by county council

wheelchair SIR – No doubt you will be aware of the proposed cuts that Cumbria County Council aim to implement from April 2011. I am writing to provide you with more detailed information and urge people to help protect one of the services which the county plans to decimate with 80 per cent cuts, and that is Children’s Services’ SATS (Specialist Advisory Teaching Services).

Last updated 1 December 2010
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Why are we still learning lessons from the tragedies at Sellafield?

SIR – I’ve recently arrived in Cumbria and read with increasing concern, anger and astonishment the issues surrounding the Redfern Report.

Last updated 25 November 2010
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Adding a dash of winter cheer

CECHARGAGAG SIR – On behalf of the Whitehaven Chamber of Trade, we would like to express our thanks to Copeland Borough Council for providing a spectacular Christmas light show.

Last updated 24 November 2010
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‘You cannot even protect your local hospital from savage cuts’

SIR – In answer to Mr Whiteside (The Whitehaven News, letters, November 11) the last Government granted this area £100 million for a new hospital but as soon as the Conservative spivs got in they deducted £10 million.

Last updated 17 November 2010
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Making sense of student finances

SIR – Last week the vile and despicable acts of a minority of troublemakers attacking Tory HQ smashed any sensible debate of student finance, which concerns many school pupils (and their parents) in our area going up to university in 2012.SIR – Seascale Parish Council is yet again being targeted unfairly by a member of our community.SIR – Copeland Borough Council’s negligence of its open spaces in Millom has placed 13 Hornbeam trees on death row. This affirms the allegation that I made addressing Copeland’s Full Council meeting, as a member of the public on October 12, that Millom is continuously left at the bottom of the district’s league table, when it comes to the allocation of public money.

Last updated 17 November 2010
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What effect will Government cuts have on town’s Gateway projects?

SIR – As a “supposed member of the public”, I would like to ask Coun Elaine Woodburn why I am not entitled to a reply to the question I put to Full Council on October 12.

Last updated 10 November 2010
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Helping our former soldiers

CEPOPPIES1111 SIR – As Remembrance Day is approaching I wonder if you could help publicise a fairly new charity committed to helping ex-forces personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), known as: PTSD Resolution (www.ptsdresolution.org/).

Last updated 10 November 2010
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Letters extra

SIR, – This my personal view. I feel that I must respond to a news item reported in The Whitehaven News from NCAT report on October 28.

Last updated 4 November 2010
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Wayne, how about blowing a bit of dosh on some nurses and bobbies?

SIR – An open letter to Mr W Rooney, Manchester United Football Club.

Last updated 4 November 2010
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Sack managers, save sisters

cematron0411 SIR – There are a few points I’d like to comment on which appeared in The Whitehaven News last week.

Last updated 3 November 2010
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News of the spending review yet to reach darkest corner of NHS

SIR – I would have thought that we would all have concerns about the economies that will inevitably follow the government’s recent Comprehensive Spending Review.

Last updated 28 October 2010
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Don’t kick those trying to help

SIR – A few people have brought the comments on your website about an elected mayor to my attention. I’d like to point out the following.SIR – Like many grandparents, my husband and I arranged to collect our eight-year-old grandson last weekend for the half term holiday. There are always a few tears when parting from mum and dad but with a packed programme of events planned we always manage to divert his attention by talking about the things we will do and see.

Last updated 27 October 2010
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Watch out for the aliens

scheme4 SIR – Many thanks for publishing the pictures of the various ideas for the luxury flats on the harbourside (October 21). I hope that Scheme 77 wins – it’s the only one that attempts to blend with its surroundings (the old public baths). The others, to me, appear to be alien intrusions that will soon date and become ripe for redeveloping.

Last updated 27 October 2010
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An exhilarating night of music

AN exhilarating evening was held in Egremont recently when 28 members of the Northern Chamber Orchestra performed.

Last updated 27 October 2010
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Changing landscape drives need for a new blueprint for the region

SIR – Further to the article entitled “£350,000 for area’s new blueprint” in your paper on October 14, I would like to clarify the need for this significant investment. The work is required, not least, to support the case for nuclear new-build in the area and also to ensure that expenditure is targeted in the most effective way possible to support that and other transformational objectives.

Last updated 20 October 2010
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Vintage classes break record

cevint03 SIR – I am writing to express my disappointment about the lack of any photographs from the vintage classes in your otherwise excellent coverage of this year’s Wasdale Show.

Last updated 20 October 2010
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Putting meat on the Albion Square bones

SIR – In an attempt to ‘flesh out’ Mr P Walker’s scant reply to Ms Arrighi’s question on Albion Square (The Whitehaven News, letters, October 14) I offer the following:SIR – There’s no doubt the rescue of those miners in Chile was the most wonderful success of any mine rescue. And as the President of Chile said: “This rescue has been successful, for we were all united in this operation and with the help of God we won”.SIR – I am trying to find a record of my great-great-grandfather Daniel McClean. I do not know where he was born or when. He was married at St Bees on May 22, 1814 to Ann Hardy, who was born in Seaton in 1791. I do not know how many children they had but one son was christened at St Michael’s Church in Workington on September 5, 1826. His name was Robert McClean. SIR – Once upon a time, in the late 80s to early 90s, I was going through the darkest period of` my life. I worked at Sellafield, and I was lucky to have three ‘angels’ come into my life who, possibly unbeknown to them, saved me from the darkest despair and gave me hope for the future. I have never forgotten them and I often wonder how they are after all these years? Their names were: Yvonne, Donna and Alison. CHARITYSIR – Arthritis is the biggest cause of physical disability in the country. It is a painful disease that affects around 10 million people of all ages – it does not exclusively affect older people. But although arthritis is relatively common, this condition is still widely misunderstood and is often dismissed as just ‘aches and pains’. SIR – I am writing on behalf of the Meningitis Trust to say thank you to those who took part in our English 3000s – Trek the Lake District Challenge; the team scaled eight peaks in the Lake District over 3000ft in order to raise vital sponsorship for those affected by meningitis across the UK.SIR – I have just returned from a fantastic visit to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at The Beacon Centre in Whitehaven. What a well kept secret!

Last updated 20 October 2010
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