THIS week is Local Newspaper Week, and community newspapers like the Derbyshire Times are using the opportunity to fight for their very survival.
I FEEL that I must respond to Mr Collier’s letter of last week – ‘Junction 29a is killing us’.
Very Many thanks to each and every resident, Labour supporter and Labour worker for their help in whatever way in enabling Steve Freeborn and myself to be elected as Labour County Councillors for Ripley West and Ripley East respectively on May 2nd.
Through your paper I wish to thank all the residents traders and business, of Wirkswork for all their support in electing me to represent them on Derbyshire County Council.
Oh, how I look forward to the Council Tax bill for 2014. Talk about cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face.
There seems to have been very little comment on the long term implications of last week’s voting pattern.
Returning from a two week break away from Chesterfield, I find the argument about the proposed new Leisure Centre on Queen’s Park Annexe has gathered significant pace.
I would just like to say, on behalf of our candidates and supporters, from across Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Bolsover, thank you.
NOW that Labour has the monopoly on power in the county, I sure we can expect to all be squeezed harder than ever for the money we no longer have in our pockets.
I would like to thank everyone for their support in last week’s elections.
Amongst others, I wrote to the Derbyshire Times some ten months ago over plans proposing a change of use for St. John’s Church, Middle Handley.
Please stop doing the laundry – five little words I never thought I’d utter to my husband.
Editor’s comment: The people of Derbyshire will not give new Labour group another 30 years to get it right
‘ANNE WESTERN is the first female leader of Derbyshire County Council’ came the cry from the newsroom floor as Labour regained power from their Conservative counterparts at the county elections.1 comment
WEEK-IN-WEEK-OUT the Derbyshire Times postbag and email inbox are odds-on to contain correspondence decrying some policy or other being undertaken by ‘The Council’.
the death of Baroness Thatcher, or Maggie as she was more commonly known, sparked quite different emotions in different communities.2 comments
I viewed sections of the coverage of Thatcher’s funeral, not to show my respects, but to see what coverage the media gave to protesters.
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Spend your money locally and preserve Chesterfield town centre for future generations
THERE has never been a better opportunity to sing the praises of quality local businesses – so the Derbyshire Times is leading the way.1 comment
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