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LETTER: Training for doctors is being ‘sidelined’

The recent review by the General Medical Council of patient care at hospitals in the East Midlands highlights the urgent need to address concerns raised over the levels of medical education and training for junior doctors.

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LETTER: The NHS is under intolerable pressure

LETTER: The NHS is under intolerable pressure

If the NHS didn’t have enough problems it is now reported that it is having to spend a record amount on treating obesity — a total of more than £1billion a year.

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Cake baker extraordinaire Molly Robbins will be in attendance.

LETTER: Cuppa and a cake for Breast Cancer Care

Like many of your readers, I know first-hand how devastating a breast cancer can be as I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer when I was 46.

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LETTER: NHS is running on fumes

LETTER: NHS is running on fumes

As leading doctors from across the UK gather for the annual British Medical Association (BMA) conference in Bournemouth, the Government must listen to the concerns of the medical profession as the chairman of the BMA warns that the Government is running the NHS on ‘nothing but fumes’.

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LETTER: Send a message of thanks to helpers

LETTER: Send a message of thanks to helpers

In recent months our country has witnessed terror attacks in Manchester and London.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock HQ.

LETTER: Open letter to Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Lewis,

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LETTER: Rules needed to keep kids safe online

LETTER: Rules needed to keep kids safe online

The internet can be a wonderful resource for young people to learn, socialise and get support.

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LETTER: Thieves and killers manipulate the law

LETTER: Thieves and killers manipulate the law

A reply to Steven Lee’s letter (read here) ‘What more do you need on CV of terror?’ In three words: human rights laws. The thieves, crooks, murderers and terrorists of this world thrive on these three words and know how to manipulate it to the full and just within the law.

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LETTER: Politicians all have snouts in the trough

LETTER: Politicians all have snouts in the trough

Good old Jeremy Corbyn - bring down the capitalist government and instil another capitalist government - ie the Labour Party.

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LETTER: Terror attack was deeply troubling

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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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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