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4:59pm Thursday 16th May 2013
5:14pm Thursday 9th May 2013
As a previously elected Public Governor of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, it did not come as a surprise to read (Gazette, April 25, ‘230 jobs face axe in health savings’) that the trust may have to cut 230 jobs to reduce the 30 million financial deficit.
5:17pm Thursday 2nd May 2013
Thank you for your detailed but deeply depressing articles on the lack of affordable housing in the Lake District and the increasing numbers of second homes and holiday lets (Gazette, April 18, ‘Villages without children’).
4:42pm Friday 26th April 2013
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4:22pm Thursday 28th March 2013
P. Langford wrote an excellent and timely letter about the contentious develop-ment plan proposed by the Lake District National Park Authority for the Glebe at Bowness (Letters, March 14, ‘Do not mess with the Glebe’).
5:27pm Thursday 14th March 2013
K Village developers who demolished the hotch potch of old factory buildings and replaced them with a splendid appearing new structure (at least from the outside), should have taken note of why it was so popular to visitors and thought about copying or improving some or all of its internal features and possibly adding more.
4:18pm Thursday 7th March 2013
The recent plan to locate a zip-wire within the confines of the quarry and adjacent crags on Honister Hause was rejected by the Lake District National Park Authority, not on principled grounds (no zip-wires in the Lake District) but on grounds of inappropriate-ness in this location - no zip-wires on Honister Hause.
5:24pm Thursday 28th February 2013
I’m sure readers are aware of the Fix the Fells programme of footpath development in the Lake District. I am very concerned that this team is being allowed to change the nature and even route of many footpaths in the Lake District National Park.
5:06pm Thursday 21st February 2013
Penny Benson makes a bold statement and dares to be challenged in her recent letter (Letters, January 31, ‘It does not rain every day in the Lake District’) stating that there were ‘200 fine days’ in Kendal in 2012.
5:23pm Thursday 14th February 2013
Regular readers of The Westmorland Gazette may recall the various articles that appeared last year regarding dog fouling and control of dogs, including South Lakeland District Council's proposals to enact certain dog control orders (backed up by a questionn-aire and local 'road show').
5:22pm Thursday 7th February 2013
From my vantage point high above Kendal it often strikes me what a waste of elect-ricity the street lighting is for most of the night. How many people are around at three in the morning and can such small numbers justify the expense?
5:34pm Thursday 31st January 2013
Any Cumbrian with a job which relies to an extent on the tourism trade - and there are thousands of such jobs in the county - will have been dismayed by your recent report on the gloomy outlook for the holiday industry in 2013 (Gazette, January 3, ‘Stormy year for Lake District B&Bs and hotels as rain batters area’).
5:23pm Thursday 17th January 2013
2:15pm Thursday 10th January 2013
It seems the problem of lycra-clad cyclists carving up town traffic is a national phenomenon and the media has recently carried reports of astonishing altercations between cyclists and drivers in the big cities.
2:26pm Thursday 3rd January 2013
4:40pm Thursday 27th December 2012
After all the outcry, protests and correspondence about the new parking machines in South Lakeland, there must be a simpler way to ensure that residents, visitors and businesses do not feel that they are being ripped off.
4:33pm Thursday 20th December 2012
So the Coalition government is now addressing the crucial issues that face our nation in these difficult times? Sadly not it seems! Instead of trying to resolve the economic difficulties it instead seems determined to press on with plans to ‘redefine’ marriage.
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