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Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Cumbria Trust: champions of democracy or just a self-appointed pressure group?

dc launch12 SIR – Members of the newly-formed Cumbria Trust (CT) bring much expertise and experience to the table.

Last updated 7 November 2013
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A cool look at changes to fire service

cefireengine3110 SIR – Whitehaven’s retained fire engine is set to be axed in the latest round of budget cuts if the proposal is accepted.

Last updated 31 October 2013
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Don’t condemn genetic make-up

celonning190902 SIR – I too am a Christian, but unlike Helen Goh (The Whitehaven News, October 24) I am not offended by Stagecoach’s acceptance of Stonewall’s advert saying “some people are gay. Get over it”. The advert is simply stating the obvious.

Last updated 31 October 2013
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Cuts and vanity projects add up to financial chaos for the county

SIR – This week we learn that, after only five months in control, Labour-led Cumbria County Council wishes to cut 600 jobs, cut school and college travel, cut bus services for the vulnerable, introduce charging for their ridiculously excessive, damaging parking schemes while increasing council tax and cutting the second fire appliance from the Workington, Whitehaven and Maryport stations.

Last updated 31 October 2013
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Not so wild about litter

SIR – Last week in ‘Letters to the Editor’, Henry Bowes (from Canada) highlighted the issue of litter in Ennerdale and elsewhere in the Lakes.

Last updated 31 October 2013
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We salute those who gave all

slaute SIR – On Remembrance Sunday, this great land of ours will once again mourn the loss of the many gallant dead who gave their lives that this nation might live.

Last updated 24 October 2013
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Mail sell-off will come unstuck

ceroyal mail1710 SIR – So, once again, ‘neo-liberal’ economics has resulted in the City friends of this Con-Dem government making huge and quick profits. The recent privatisation of the Royal Mail has resulted in the general public being ripped off by possibly as much as £1.1 billion. However, this ‘fire sale’ of Royal Mail’s public assets at a – no doubt, deliberately – low price does not embarrass government ministers.

Last updated 17 October 2013
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Happy to support this hospital champion

CENEWHOSO1010 SIR – I am writing to lend my support to retired orthopaedic consultant Mr Mahesh Debar’s letter (The Whitehaven News, October 12) in which he expressed his considerable concerns regarding the depleted services at West Cumberland Hospital.

Last updated 17 October 2013
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The lessons to be learned from teachers’ strike

ceennerlitter1710 SIR – Our schools are essential for our future. Schools are not places where parents and carers can conveniently park children during the working day, somewhere warm and dry and where they will be looked after and fed. Schools are places of teaching and learning where young minds are developed, where ideas are formed and creativity is stimulated.

Last updated 17 October 2013
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Politicians must demand a halt to transfer of hospital services

CENEWHOSO1010 SIR – There are a number of questions relating to the West Cumberland Hospital (WCH) that need very clear answers. Why are the managers of the North Cumbria University Hospital Trust unwilling to discuss these in public?

Last updated 10 October 2013
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Rob’s latest fundraising trek

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Last updated 10 October 2013
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Elaine Woodburn replies to replies...

SIR – I anticipated a vigorous response to my letter last week, but it’s unfortunate that some seem to have misinterpreted my words.

Last updated 10 October 2013
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‘Elected mayor would be best for Copeland’

cecopeballot SIR – What we have at the moment ‘controlling’ Copeland is a leader of the council underpinned by the Executive, both of which are self-supporting and to the casual observer, immoveable.

Last updated 3 October 2013
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Sorting out hen harrier riddle

henhrmw SIR – Chris Collett of the RSPB concludes that hen harriers have become “functionally extinct” (“Harried into extinction by gun-happy keepers? RSPB blames grouse moor managers for birds decline”, The Whitehaven News, September 26).

Last updated 3 October 2013
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Councillors call for Home Group to reverse out of garage decision

SIR – We find ourselves having to write a letter to air our disgust about Home Group and their decision to demolish all the garages they own in Egremont, soon to be followed by those in Hensingham.

Last updated 3 October 2013
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How Copeland Council answers its critics

cewoodyburn1909 SIR – We are the focus of a lot of letters at the moment, and that’s understandable. But some of the inaccuracies in these letters is less so.

Last updated 3 October 2013
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Core fights for beach signs

SIR – Your paper’s coverage of Core’s campaign for signs advising of the presence of radioactive particles to be erected on West Cumbrian beaches has, as expected, drawn the usual complacent and poorly informed comments from Copeland’s shakers and movers.

Last updated 27 September 2013
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Pillage of our hospital services hits us all – not just Sellafield

SIR – The shambles that is West Cumberland Hospital lingers on and on, and I for one get rather angry at the rape and pillage of our local health service.

Last updated 26 September 2013
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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