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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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LETTER: Judge’s domestic violence comments were appalling

LETTER: Judge’s domestic violence comments were appalling

I was appalled when I read that a judge did not jail a man who poured bleach down his wife’s throat and beat her with a cricket bat because she was “not vulnerable.”

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LETTER: If you care about animals, don’t bet on famous race

LETTER: If you care about animals, don’t bet on famous race

Four horses were killed as a result of racing at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, yet there was scarcely any public discussion of the deaths, and the little that did occur was prompted by Animal Aid’s vigilance and energetic briefing of the media.

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LETTER: Cutbacks are piling pressure on carers

LETTER: Cutbacks are piling pressure on carers

There is no such thing as retirement for older carers, so says a report from the Carers Trust.

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GP services may be affected over the Easter weekend

LETTER: European doctors are vital to the NHS

Having triggered Article 50, Prime Minster Theresa May must now do everything in her power to control the impact of Brexit on the NHS and protect patient care across the country by granting permanent residence to EEA nationals working in the UK.

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LETTER: Be strong against terrorist threat

LETTER: Be strong against terrorist threat

Wednesdays events in London were shocking but not unexpected.

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LETTER: Brexit judges were just doing their job

LETTER: Brexit judges were just doing their job

The House of Lords may well be long overdue for reform, but I wish to point out to A. Warner (Your Letters March 9) that by proposing amendments to the Government’s policy on Brexit, it is actually carrying out its constitutional function.

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LETTER: Street lights backlog ‘is now being cleared’

LETTER: Street lights backlog ‘is now being cleared’

In response to Councillor Simon Spencer’s letter in the March 2 edition of the Belper News:-
Our apologies that at present we have not been able to provide the level of service you would normally expect.
Older style orange lights need changing regularly, usually every three or four years. As a result we used to change all the lights in an area in one go before they started to fail in large numbers, but due to budget cuts we can no longer afford to do this. When lights go out we now only replace them when a number in the same area need replacing as we simply cannot afford to send maintenance workers to change one light at a time.
Reduced budgets mean we only have a small team of electricians to cover the whole county and it is taking longer than we would normally expect to attend to the repairs in each area.
We appreciate the inconvenience and annoyance caused when street lights fail and we hope you can understand that with limited resources, we have to prioritise how the council’s money is spent. We are, however, pleased to be able to tell you that additional electricians have been appointed and are now working to clear the backlog.
If you notice any faulty lights these can be reported through the Derbyshire County Council website @ http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/

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LETTER: Prime Minister should shut House of Lords

LETTER: Prime Minister should shut House of Lords

How dare they? A group of people who sit in the House of Lords calling themselves lords and ladies all being appointed in one form or another, never been elected by the British public.

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LETTER: Council is plunging county into dark ages

LETTER: Council is plunging county into dark ages

I’m sure your readers will have noticed that the Labour-run Derbyshire County Council is plunging the county into darkness by failing to maintain or repair thousands of street lights.

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LETTER: Doctors ready to leave due to Brexit

LETTER: Doctors ready to leave due to Brexit

A survey of European Union doctors by the British Medical Association has found more than four in 10 are considering leaving the UK in light of the EU referendum result.

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LETTER: UK is third worst in Europe for congestion

Recent research has found the UK to be the third worst country in Europe for traffic congestion (INRIX study, February 20, 2017).

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Deadline today to defend your free press

LETTER: Abolish law and protect press freedom

I strongly object to the threat to press freedom contained in section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act.

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LETTER: Where’s the proof foxes are a health risk to humans?

LETTER: Where’s the proof foxes are a health risk to humans?

I have been reading an article about foxes posing a health risk to humans, where is the proof?

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LETTER: How will history view the changes?

LETTER: How will history view the changes?

In the year 2066, 50 years after the referendum which resulted in Britain exiting from the EU, people looked back and thanked their lucky stars that this decision had been taken to escape from the political nightmare that this organisation had become.

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LETTER: Leave voters should help remainers out of depression

LETTER: Leave voters should help remainers out of depression

Alan Craw wrote a lengthy and original plea for help for those emotionally scarred by the Brexit vote (Referendums, Chad December 28).

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LETTER: Democracy is disappearing

LETTER: Democracy is disappearing

For some time now it has been obvious to me that the majority of MPs are totally out of touch with the British electorate and the higher they climb, the more out of touch they become.

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LETTER: Harsher action on mobile using drivers

LETTER: Harsher action on mobile using drivers

In response to the recent rail strike, Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling quoted “no increased risk” from the Rail Safety and Standards Board, and has threatened to ban rail strikes. He also, said: “if I had the power to end it, I would.”

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