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LETTER: Tax hike to rebuild council’s reserves

Ripley Town Council is now beginning a consultation on its proposed budget for 2018/19.

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LETTER: Back call for memorial to forgotten heroes

LETTER: Back call for memorial to forgotten heroes

With the recent Remembrance Sunday commemorations, I would like to draw readers’ attention to a much neglected chapter in the history of the Second World War.

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LETTER: Send used stamps to charity

LETTER: Send used stamps to charity

I am appealing for used postage stamps which help me raise funds which I then donate to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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LETTER: Finding festive cash is harder than ever

LETTER: Finding festive cash is harder than ever

We are heading rapidly towards the annual festive spendathon - for many it has already begun - and with everyone feeling so hard-pressed at the moment I’ve no doubt that finding the cash for presents is going to be harder than ever.
It’s so tempting to buy the same mass produced rubbish that everyone is giving their relatives this year.
I know that I have been guilty of buying umpteen plastic trinkets that are no doubt now rotting away in pieces on a rubbish tip somewhere half way across the Atlantic.
However, this year I’m determined to buy something worthwhile that might last beyond January.
And one of the best ways to do that is visit an independent retailer.
They are much more likely to have products that will last longer, mean more to their recipient and by supporting local businesses you are helping to inject more cash into the town’s economy. So when you hit the shops this year make sure you take in some locally owned and run shops and help spread the Christmas joy further where we live.

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LETTER: Tax-dodging super rich need to pay up

LETTER: Tax-dodging super rich need to pay up

All who wish to live in a civilised law abiding society and enjoy all its benefits and privileges should morally be obligated to pay equally for that privilege. When the super rich are able to make use of all the facilities without paying their equal and fair share of the costs something is wrong.

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LETTER: Brexit talks causing ‘chaos and confusion’

LETTER: Brexit talks causing ‘chaos and confusion’

Brexiteers come in many guises and need extensive column inches to explain themselves,

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LETTER: Don’t blame us for anti-social behaviour

LETTER: Don’t blame us for anti-social behaviour

I was very disappointed that the News published a letter from Alan Warner on October 5 attacking Ripley Town Council for calling a public meeting about anti-social behaviour.

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LETTER: EU shouldn’t receive a penny after March 2019

LETTER: EU shouldn’t receive a penny after March 2019

Having read Noel Beresford’s rant in the Chad recently, I can only conclude he is a remainer.

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LETTER: Accept we are leaving and get on with it

LETTER: Accept we are leaving and get on with it

I read with some sadness at what I feel were misleading and incorrect comments in the letters page from your reader in Bolsover regarding Brexit, and would like to put the matters straight.
The ‘lies’ he mentioned were not handed out by the ‘leave’ party, just consider the doom and gloom from the remainers, Messrs Blair, Cameron, Branson and a host of other self interested persons threatening our future, which didn’t materialise.

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LETTER: Why are we sending money to Brazil?

LETTER: Why are we sending money to Brazil?

Brazil is the world’s ninth biggest economy and in the last three year it has spent billions hosting the Olympic Games and the football World Cup.

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More community police officers are to be brought into Doncaster's towns and villages

LETTER: Could you help prevent wildlife crime?

We’re looking for volunteers to help us across the county in important areas such as wildlife crime and crime prevention.

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LETTER: May has lost control of Brexit negotiations

LETTER: May has lost control of Brexit negotiations

What a shambles. We are coming out of the EU in two years, why it’s taking two years God only knows.

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LETTER: Join stance against hunting on trust land

LETTER: Join stance against hunting on trust land

If you visit a National Trust ‘mansion’ you will probably see paintings of red-coated horsemen encouraging hounds in pursuit of a fox or deer. The hunting and killing of animals still goes on in some areas despite being illegal.

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LETTER: Invictus Games is all about taking part

LETTER: Invictus Games is all about taking part

I am one of 90 armed forces athletes who headed out to the Invictus Games in Toronto to stand proud for my country once more.

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LETTER: Public seldom hears of Brexit behind the scenes team

LETTER: Public seldom hears of Brexit behind the scenes team

There is much confusion over Brexit because some people cannot accept the outcome of the referendum, others are repeating ideas that were discredited many months ago and yet another group keeps changing its mind.

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LETTER: What are we leaving for next generation?

LETTER: What are we leaving for next generation?

Anyone wanting to develop the former Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI) should not get planning permission unless they are prepared to safeguard all buildings that are listed or that the taxpayer in Derby City wants to retain.

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A report has revealed that credit building cards are the most popular type of credit card for borrowers in Burnley.

LETTER: We need to secure our share of the cash

Regarding a national article about regions deciding their own transport requirements.

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LETTER: Cliff edge Brexit must be prevented

LETTER: Cliff edge Brexit must be prevented

If you want proof of what falling off a cliff edge would be like following a hard Brexit, there is an example of a likeminded incident available in this country.

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LETTER: Changes to law see charges scrapped

LETTER: Changes to law see charges scrapped

On July 29, 2013 fees were introduced to access employment tribunals with typical sums being payable of £1,200 to issue and list a claim.

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LETTER: Fracking not the only thing destroying the planet

LETTER: Fracking not the only thing destroying the planet

Why won’t people grow up and quit complaining about fracking?

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