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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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Lost for words over stumbling block for future of Sekers’ site

SIR – This is a copy of a letter we have sent to Copeland Borough Council.

Last updated 13 October 2010
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Crisis in the health service

SIR – The true cost of the West Cumberland and Carlisle Hospitals is the 33 people in senior positions as defined by the trust as those within Corporate and Estates & Facilities, which includes divisional general managers, business managers, executive, non-executive directors and other managers in senior positions who earned salaries in excess of £2.5million.

Last updated 13 October 2010
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We’re working hard to meet the challenges ahead

I RECENTLY joined Copeland as chief executive at what is proving to be an interesting and exciting time.

Last updated 13 October 2010
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Lakeland Dialect Society

cegilfin MEMBERS of the Lakeland Dialect Society gathered in the Church Hall at Moresby for their autumn meeting.

Last updated 13 October 2010
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Copeland: ‘We’re working with (and listening to) businesses’

SIR – In response to a number of comments in last week’s Whitehaven News about our work with businesses, and particularly in Whitehaven, I would like to make the following points to reassure your readers that we are working with businesses and will continue to do so.

Last updated 6 October 2010
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Let’s plan ahead for centenary

cewhvnceno SIR – With local authorities having to plan for lean times ahead, is the upkeep of our built heritage such as war memorials likely to be given priority status? Probably not.

Last updated 6 October 2010
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‘Defending public safety’ should be only principle of new gun law

SIR – I think the world, or more specifically the Parliamentary Home Affairs Select Committee which is examining firearms legislation, needs to be wary of the warp and bias we can expect from ‘expert witnesses’ like Bill Harriman (News story of September 16).SIR – Below follows the body of an open letter I wrote to Coun Stewart Young, deputy county council leader:SIR – As a baptized Roman Catholic I would like to remark on our Holy Father’s visit. I regard it as a piece of meaningless diplomacy ie a pointless exercise in religious political correctness.SIR – Whatever the government decides to do with Royal Mail in the future the United Kingdom has to keep its universal postal system with its same price postage per item from every part of the United Kingdom.SIR – As someone who first came to Seascale in 1951, I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to our hard working Parish Council. Their magnificent results have been much appreciated.SIR – your recent article on the accident at Drigg (September 16) certainly did unearth some memories.SIR – As an Independent elected member of Copeland Borough Council I wish to express my concern in relation to the article “Windscale to be Mothballed.” SIR – Ms Woodburn is attacking Sellafield bosses and asking them to listen to the views of her council, the shopkeepers, and people of this town have been asking her and her council to listen to them for months. SIR – Having read Coun Elaine Woodburn’s whinge in this week’s Whitehaven News, I think she has a cheek to ask Sellafield to explain itself. SIR – It is reported that Elaine Woodburn, leader of Copeland Council has criticised Sellafield for “neglecting community opinion”. I am so glad that she can now sympathise with St Bees’ residents after Copeland’s decision to approve the Abbey Road development.SIR – As a fireman and a Cumbrian taxpayer, I was appalled that the Chief Fire Officer, Dominic Harrison, who rarely attends incidents, has been provided with a Landrover Discovery for himself using the Fire Service budget. This at a time when we are being told to tighten our belts and that savings need to be made.SIR – I am trying to locate someone whose name was either Cecile Waller or Walker. In 1952, she was, I believe, a pupil at Miss Wilson’s school in Seascale. I’m not even sure whether she came from this area, but would be very pleased to hear from her.

Last updated 29 September 2010
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Thanks to football supporters

shamelesslet SIR – Could I thank the following for their help and support at the recent celebrity football match at Copeland Stadium to aid Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance?

Last updated 29 September 2010
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Divert the £10m to hospital – we will all need to use it some day

Your letters on hospital funding, flood relief, faith and nuclear subsidies

Last updated 22 September 2010
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