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LETTER: Terror attack was deeply troubling

I have been deeply troubled by the awful terrorist attack in Manchester and the governments inability to prevent it.

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LETTER: We are facing a health ticking time bomb

LETTER: We are facing a health ticking time bomb

Prevention is better than a cure and this is especially true when it comes to public health spending in the UK.

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Are you burying your head in the sand when it comes to your finances?

LETTER: NHS is facing pay crisis

When the Government dealt nursing staff another real-terms pay cut earlier this month, the Royal College of Nursing decided to ask all 270,000 of its members working in the NHS, including 16,000 in the East Midlands, how they want to respond.

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LETTER: How long will the EU last without us?

LETTER: How long will the EU last without us?

I know I’m not the first Englishman to think this but just who do Angela Merkel and her pals in Brussels think they are, asking us to pay billions of pounds to leave the European Union?

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LETTER: Time to deal with terrorists effectively

LETTER: Time to deal with terrorists effectively

We will never deal effectively with convicted terrorists until we as a society provide an adequate deterrent.

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LETTER: Build prisons off the coast for terrorists

LETTER: Build prisons off the coast for terrorists

We will never deal effectively with convicted terrorists until we as a society provide an adequate deterrent.

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Opinion

LETTER: Throw terror suspects out of the country

Am I missing something?

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LETTER: Abortion law change may ‘open floodgates’

LETTER: Abortion law change may ‘open floodgates’

Campaigners’ fears that moves to decriminalise the killing of unborn babies in England and Wales will open the floodgates to abortion on demand are well founded.

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LETTER: Heroic coalminer is focus of new play

LETTER: Heroic coalminer is focus of new play

I am a professional playwright and I am writing to ask for your help in gathering information for my next play which will be based on the life of John Marshall, an Alfreton coalminer, who was became something of a hero during the first ever national coal strike in 1912.

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LETTER: Tougher stance on Brexit is needed

If I was a member of any club, say a golf club or miners’ welfare, which I am not, and I decided to leave I would go to whoever the right person was and say something along the lines of: “I am leaving today and you will get no more subs and your agreements and rules will no longer be accepted by me. You can like it or lump it.”

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LETTER: Protect wildlife, not vermin

LETTER: Protect wildlife, not vermin

A reader’s letter earlier this year gave the impression that grey squirrels are cuddly, friendly and do nothing wrong.

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LETTER: Foreign aid doesn’t reach those who need it

LETTER: Foreign aid doesn’t reach those who need it

In a recent letter, Susan Tansley makes the point about our foreign aid and children. Read Susan’s letter here.

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LETTER: No child should go hungry in the UK

LETTER: No child should go hungry in the UK

No child should be going hungry in the United Kingdom these days.
It’s a disgrace that we are more concerned about sending aid to other countries yet don’t have a solution to assure we feed our own first.

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LETTER: System to punish the disadvantaged?

LETTER: System to punish the disadvantaged?

The General Election beckons soon. Are we right to believe government figures on the economy, employment and unemployment?

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LETTER: Voters need to keep an eye on politicians

I voted ‘leave’ in the EU referendum because many poorer people thought it would benefit them.
Those who live longer will see if it does.
That said, I am truly sick of the word ‘Brexit.’ Should not national broadcasters be persuaded to have ‘Brexit-free days’?
We must keep tabs on Theresa May in case she does a clever U-turn during the negotiations.
In my view, politics is, by definition, a devious business, especially at the top. We must not blame the poor dears who chose the profession.
But voters must keep an eye on them. Don’t get caught as they slip slide away from their non-sacred promises.

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LETTER: MPs should do the best for the country

LETTER: MPs should do the best for the country

The recent Radio Four Today interview of the Prime Minister by Nick Robinson says it all in my opinion.
Rather than opening with a question to explain the background to her decision to call a snap General Election, Robinson’s first challenge (oft repeated) was of the Prime Minister having performed a ‘U-turn’.
In the months since the UK’s EU referendum in my view he, his BBC colleagues and many re-moaners have grumbled that she has no personal mandate from the electorate, having never fought an election over Brexit.
Now that she is doing just that it seems to be the golden opportunity, for him/them, to do their own U-turn and criticise her for requesting such a mandate.
Robinson also asserted during this interview that it is the role of opposition parties to oppose the government. 
No Mr Robinson, it is not. It is the role of all members of Parliament and indeed all elected representatives in local government to do what is right and in the best interests of the country, including all people irrespective of how they individually voted. This might include opposition, where necessary.

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LETTER: Reunion to welcome former school pupils

LETTER: Reunion to welcome former school pupils

I have organised a ten year school reunion for Mill Hill students that graduated in 2007.

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YOUR VIEW: Is it not better to invest in renewable energy instead of fracking?

YOUR VIEW: Is it not better to invest in renewable energy instead of fracking?

There seems to be an erroneous belief that wind and solar energy cannot be stored. This is not true.

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LETTER: Protect cyclists not diesel drivers

LETTER: Protect cyclists not diesel drivers

I’m pleased to see that Theresa May has pledged to protect diesel-car owners, but I’d much more prefer she pledged to protect cyclists.

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LETTER: Diabetics must take care with chocolate

LETTER: Diabetics must take care with chocolate

Easter is a time for family, friends and, of course, chocolate…

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