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Shocking waste of fish stocks

cefishplate SIR – This is an open letter to Jamie Reed MP.

Last updated 19 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Restore powers to our hospital and we’ll keep top-flight staff

SIR – It is crunch time for health care in West Cumbria. Small hospitals like the West Cumberland Hospital cannot afford to lose even one doctor, and now it – and the public at large – has lost three young, dedicated and well-respected doctors in just over one year.

Last updated 19 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Pricey petrol, costly car parking – but it’s cars that bring people in

SIR – Having read your article on the proposed on-street parking charges, when will the government and councils realise that cars bring customers to shops?

Last updated 13 January 2011
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Shoebox smiles say it all!

cechristchil03 SIR – Operation Christmas Child’s 2010 appeal has been another great success. Despite the present uncertain economic climate, 3,964 lovely gift-filled shoe boxes were sent from West Cumbria to disadvantaged children in orphanages, homeless shelters, hospitals and schools in Crimea, Ukraine.

Last updated 12 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Public must have a voice before changes made to rural policing

SIR – So the decision has been taken. Police officers who once commenced and finished their shift at their local police stations will now journey to Whitehaven and return there at the end of their duty to receive instructions and finish paperwork, thus ensuring that rural communities become more vulnerable as they see less of their local officers.

Last updated 5 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Why our lovely home has to go

wagonroaddemol SIR – I am writing to you in response to the article about the previous owner fighting to save the property from demolition.

Last updated 5 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Taking stock: what makes West Cumbria such a special place...

SIR – My name is Henry Gee and I have lived in South Derbyshire for the last 40 years.

Last updated 4 January 2011
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Damages for preacher, but what became of the officer?

mcalpine 2312 SIR – I realise that Christmas is the season of peace and goodwill. However, I would like to mention the recent reports regarding the Christian preacher from Workington, Dale McAlpine, who was arrested by three (why so many?) uniformed police officers following a report made to them by ‘gay’ Police Community Support Officer Sam Adams, that McAlpine had used “threatening, abusive, or insulting” words in public “to cause harassment, alarm or distress”, contrary to Section 5 of the Public Order Act.

Last updated 29 December 2010
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

What happened to carollers?

cecarols3012 SIR – At the festive season we don’t see many carol singers come around nowadays.

Last updated 29 December 2010
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Copeland needs public debate on best way forward for democracy

SIR – I would like to respond to some of the comments which have been made this month about the possibility of a directly-elected mayor for Copeland, including the debate at last week’s council meeting, comments by the leader of the borough council in The Whitehaven News, and to some of the anonymous comments posted on your website.

Last updated 22 December 2010
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Charity shop needs volunteers

cebfhshop SIR – I am writing to appeal to your readers to help the British Heart Foundation by volunteering at their local BHF Furniture and Electrical Store in Whitehaven.

Last updated 22 December 2010
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The cold front: the effects of winter

SIR – As you might expect, there has been a focus on gritting and road conditions in the media recently, including some recent letters.

Last updated 15 December 2010
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High praise all round after Harras Moor gas leak

ceevac SIR – As a resident of Harras Moor who was evacuated last week due to the gas leak, I would just like to say a big thank you to the people who were involved in the Gold Command response team.

Last updated 15 December 2010
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Awards for stroke patients

SIR – I am always amazed to hear of the wonderful achievements of stroke survivors. I had three strokes in one day and was helpless to begin with.

Last updated 15 December 2010
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Syd Lowdon: a true sporting legend

ceparnopanel SIR – Was Syd too good at sport (The Whitehaven News, December 9)? I don’t think anyone of my generation could disagree with Pat Rooney’s claim that Syd Lowdon was the best all-round sportsman to come from Cumberland.

Last updated 15 December 2010
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Good Samaritan gritted atrocious hospital road – not the council

SIR – Last Friday evening, while attempting to take my wife to work for the night shift at the West Cumberland Hospital, what chaos we met on the hospital hill.

Last updated 8 December 2010
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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
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

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