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LETTER: Money could be used to subsidise some bus routes

A while ago the penny fell for me, but not for many others, that people get older and the car they had driven for many years was no good for them any longer.

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LETTER: Face the penalties if you don’t vote

LETTER: Face the penalties if you don’t vote

With the ongoing furore concerning our leaving the European Union (EU) exposing hidden dangers never imagined at the time of voting.

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LETTER: Small family firms will be hit the most by bus-service cuts

LETTER: Small family firms will be hit the most by bus-service cuts

Many spleens have been vented recently over the latest round of cuts to supported bus services.

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LETTER: Best move is for Hurst House to be sold

LETTER: Best move is for Hurst House to be sold

Don Ash’s suggestion that ‘The old WEA building on Aberc-rombie Street’ (ie Hurst House) might be suitable as accommodation for the homeless is well meaning but probably misguided in my view. 
His further comment that the building may belong to a private company which would prefer to let it rot rather than let it out is, however, mistaken.
Hurst House (a grade two listed building in a conservation area) belongs to the Chesterfield Schools Foundation, a charity established in 1991 to manage the endowment of the former Chesterfield Grammar School, which acquired the property in 1928.

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LETTER: Stand against abuse because of looks

LETTER: Stand against abuse because of looks

Every day people in Derbyshire with a disfigurement are subject to harassment and abuse because of how they look.

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LETTER: Don’t use emergency vehicles as excuse for pavement parking

LETTER: Don’t use emergency vehicles as excuse for pavement parking

In the Derbyshire Times on April 19, I was pleased to read the Department for Transport is considering proposals to bring England and Wales in line with London and impose fines of £70 for parking partially or wholly on pavements.

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LETTER: Watching Spireites is like a drug habit....you should stop but can’t

LETTER: Watching Spireites is like a drug habit....you should stop but can’t

When I was 13, I fell in love with football, or rather George Best and Manchester United to be precise.

When I was 14, my mother asked me why I didn’t go and support my local team, I asked “Who are they?”

In November 1967 I went to see my first live football game at Saltergate, from then on I was hooked.

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LETTER: think outside box to save bus services

I would like to make a few comments regarding your article on bus cuts proposed by Derbyshire County Council in the April 5 edition of the Derbyshire Times.

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LETTER: Bus cuts latest example that we’re losing fabric of society

LETTER: Bus cuts latest example that we’re losing fabric of society

What a further frustration and annoyance that Derbyshire County Council has decided on more austerity cuts adding the loss of sponsored bus services and potentially council run libraries to the list (Derbyshire Times, April 5, More Council Cuts to Come).

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LETTER: an all-male voice choir has nothing to do with sexism. Top cop should stick to enforcing the law.

LETTER: an all-male voice choir has nothing to do with sexism. Top cop should stick to enforcing the law.

With reference to your article and related editorial comment regarding the police force severing ties with the Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir.

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stock hospital A+E, main corridor

OPINION: minimum emergency services should expect is to be safe at work

I was shocked and saddened to read that more than a quarter of 999 staff working in the East Midlands were abused or suffered physical violence at the hands of patients.

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YOUR VIEW: More houses will cause traffic chaos on A61

YOUR VIEW: More houses will cause traffic chaos on A61

Regarding the mounting concerns regarding the traffic congestion on the A61, south of Chesterfield, could I submit the following ‘six pence worth’.

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YOUR VIEW: dreaming of a cure for epilepsy, an awful condition

YOUR VIEW: dreaming of a cure for epilepsy, an awful condition

March 26 is World Epilepsy Day.

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YOUR VIEW: my recovery thanks to staff at Chesterfield Royal

YOUR VIEW: my recovery thanks to staff at Chesterfield Royal

Thank you to all the staff on Robinson Ward at Chesterfield Royal Hospital after my recent hip operation.

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LETTER: Volunteers deserve recognition during the wintry weather

LETTER: Volunteers deserve recognition during the wintry weather

I write to express my thanks to Craig Fletcher and his team at Gary Fletcher Surfacing in Dronfield.

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LETTER: Russia - housing sell-off could finance Brexit

LETTER: Russia - housing sell-off could finance Brexit

Whilst Prime Minister Theresa May’s actions against Russia will have the commendable result of reducing our expenditure on profligate diplomatic missions in the light of the expected “tit-for-tat” response to her expulsion of Russian diplomats, I fear she really has underplayed her hand.

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YOUR VIEW: using your headlights doesn’t increase your electricity bills

YOUR VIEW: using your headlights doesn’t increase your electricity bills

I think that many Derbyshire folk think that turning their car lights on is adding to their electricity bill.

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YOUR VIEW: Spireites team was the least talented ever to wear the blue shirt

YOUR VIEW: Spireites team was the least talented ever to wear the blue shirt

Since being schooled in Chesterfield during the early 1950s, I have been a loyal supporter of the town’s football club, making regular visits to see them play live.

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YOUR VIEW: Sorry, no sympathy whatsoever for homeless

YOUR VIEW: Sorry, no sympathy whatsoever for homeless

I know its harsh but for 99 per cent of the homeless, I have no sympathy nor want to help.

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YOUR VIEW: prisoners of the gas industry if left to anti-fracking brigade

YOUR VIEW: prisoners of the gas industry if left to anti-fracking brigade

Yes that was close, no gas to heat our homes or industry for that matter.

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