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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Readers' letters

Political robbers

I WAS amazed after the parliamentary expenses row that a senior Tory, Alan Duncan, can make a statement that MPs’ salaries are equivalent to being on rations.

Last updated 21 August 2009
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Tourism blank

ALLERDALE council recently closed the town's Tourist Information Centre on Finkle Street “temporarily" at the height of the holiday season.

Last updated 21 August 2009
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Good homes news

SOME months back, after 15 years of independence, I rejoined what I still think of as the Labour Party, motivated not by any lingering love for the Blairites or Gordon Brown’s Scotia Nostra, but a wish to see the BNP fail in their attempt to bamboozle working class North Westerners into thinking theirs is a real party, rather than a racist pressure group.

Last updated 21 August 2009
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Tesco thoughts

GO FOR it Allerdale councillors, and say a resounding “yes” to a Tesco in Maryport.

Last updated 21 August 2009
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Money alone won't halt decline of our spectator sports

WHAT do we do now? Give the Workington sports stadium cash to the clubs?

Last updated 21 August 2009
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Elegy

BEING born and raised as a young man in the town of Maryport, it was with deep sadness that I heard the news of the loss of the crew of the fishing boat ‘Aquila’.

Last updated 21 August 2009
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Family roots

RE LAST week’s Times & Star Comment about child cruelty and that “section of society with broken homes, broken families and broken childhoods”. Having worked with families for many years I would like to add my thoughts on the reasons behind this worrying problem.

Last updated 21 August 2009
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Senseless war

I RESPOND to two letters, starting with Mr Hall’s. Mr Hall deals with urban myth and chip shop anecdotes, and will not expand his argument. It’s clear he has not read The Lisbon Treaty and has no idea what it contains.

Last updated 21 August 2009
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Cadet success

I WOULD like to thank all agencies, parents and members of the public who attended to support our open day on Saturday, August 8 and also all cadets, staff and committee members who worked so hard in preparation.

Last updated 21 August 2009
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Safety concerns

AT THE recent meeting of Maryport and District Road Safety and Accident Committee a number of issues were raised that require the authorities to address as a matter of urgency.

Last updated 21 August 2009
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Water quality

DAVE Berry, water treatment manager for North United Utilities, was strident in his defence of the drinking water quality in Cumbria (letters, August 14).

Last updated 21 August 2009
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Corporate energy saving should start at home

SO BT wants to build four 135-metre-high wind turbines in rural Cumbria as part of its efforts to reduce their carbon emissions?

Last updated 21 August 2009
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Liberal Democrats are out of kilter with the majority

IN RESPONSE to Donald Leighton’s reply (letters, July 24) to my correspondence of July 10, the latter concerning Liberal Democrat policy on several key issues, the dictionary definition of the word “tirade” is “a long angry speech or denunciation”.

Last updated 14 August 2009
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Political deceit dressed up in butchery

THE late lamented Harry Patch would, I think, agree with these lines of Kipling about the war he served in.

Last updated 14 August 2009
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Haven't we been here before with Tesco?

WHEN reading “Tesco in talks over supermarket for Maryport” (Times & Star, August 7), I felt that we had been here before.

Last updated 14 August 2009
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Greyhound racing could be the answer in Workington

I NOTICE from your letters they still know nothing about the new stadium.

Last updated 14 August 2009
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Means testing free bus travel for elderly is wrong

THERE is a threat to means test the elderly regarding free bus travel, according to reports about a consultants’ study for the Local Government Association.

Last updated 14 August 2009
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Water quality is improving

IN RESPONSE to the letter “Fit to drink” by James Taylor (Times & Star, July 24), he refers to the quality of drinking water in Cumbria, asserting that it is the worst of any.

Last updated 14 August 2009
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Show some respect in the graveyard

SINCE the death of my dear wife two years ago I have attended her grave and those of family members in the same area.

Last updated 14 August 2009
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Rail must be the future for Keswick

NEVER more conclusive evidence was supported for reinstatement of the Keswick-Penrith rail link than on a recent journey by bus.

Last updated 14 August 2009
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