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LETTER: Knighthood for sitting behind a wheel?

So they are talking about making Lewis Hamilton Sir Lewis.

First of all, you cannot compare him with the likes of athletes such as Bradley Wiggins, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis, Kelly Holmes, Andy Murray, Steve Redgrave and any other athlete because their sport is physical and demanding. You do not have to be fit to sit at the back of a steering wheel where as athletes are on their own and it is their devotion and hard graft to their chosen sport that gets them where they are.

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LETTER: Wrong when rich do not pay fair share

LETTER: Wrong when rich do not pay fair share

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.

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A race due to take place in Leeds this weekend as been cancelled.

LETTER: Marathon route needs thinking about

Having read Mr Rimmington’s letter regarding the problems caused by the latest Chesterfield Half Marathon (Lives were ‘disrupted’ - October 26), I would like to add that I totally agree with him.

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LETTER: Late-night fireworks upset dog

LETTER: Late-night fireworks upset dog

Fireworks are always a problem for lots of animals and in particular this year when the celebrations have stretched over three nights. 
There has to be some give and take in such an old tradition. But having managed to keep our dog calm on Sunday night, it was extremely annoying when some particularly insensitive organisation deemed it acceptable to sign off with a crescendo of explosions at 10.45 pm and frightened him all over again after settling down for the night.

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LETTER: Brexit will mean real jobs for the ‘parasitic bankers’

So, massive redundancies are forecast to occur in the London banking sector as a result of Brexit.

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The horse as it appears on the cover of the calendar.

LETTER: ‘Aroused’ horse was probably just cooling off

With regards to the Winster calendar and the ‘horse sexually aroused’ on the front cover.

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LETTER: Perhaps Farage could take to the stage?

Now that the ‘city of London’ is decamping to Frankfurt and elsewhere, perhaps the headquarters of our ever-growing gambling industry leaders can be housed in the Gherkin, toast rack and Shard, with small attic rooms set aside for the homeless. Maybe an example for smaller provincial towns like Chesterfield?

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LETTER: Can you help with veteran research?

LETTER: Can you help with veteran research?

I am trying to contact the family of a Thomas Phillips. Details below.

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LETTER: No one should pay for hospital parking, especially the staff

LETTER: No one should pay for hospital parking, especially the staff

It’s a total disgrace to ask the disabled or anyone to pay to park.

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Back to the 40s, shoppers admiring a line up of period cars

LETTER: Chesterfield was buzzing at 40s event

May I, through the pages of the Derbyshire Times, express my gratitude and thanks to the people responsible for organising the 40s-themed flea market on Thursday, October 26?

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LETTER: Laying of white poppies refused

LETTER: Laying of white poppies refused

I am writing to express my concern that we have been refused permission to lay a wreath of white poppies at the Remembrance Day service.

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LETTER: Council had no say over closure

LETTER: Council had no say over closure

Clay Cross Parish Council condemn the Department of Work & Pensions’ decision to close the local Job Centre Plus.

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LETTER: Great lads at Bolsover recycling centre

LETTER: Great lads at Bolsover recycling centre

I have been meaning to write for a while now. For the past month or so, I have undertaken a refurbishment of my home, consequently having many trips to the recycling centre at Bolsover.

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LETTER: Can just 22 be called a ‘good turnout’?

LETTER: Can just 22 be called a ‘good turnout’?

In a recent Letter to the Derbyshire Times, David Melton wrote of the ‘good turn out’ for the consultants meeting in the parish hall in Wingerworth, August 31.

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LETTER: Calling all Cestrefeldians

LETTER: Calling all Cestrefeldians

Calling all Old Cestrefeldians (OCs).

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LETTER: Find a backbone and take pride in country

LETTER: Find a backbone and take pride in country

The EU Parliament has passed a motion criticising the UK’s stance on Brexit negotiations. What a cheek.

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LETTER: Plenty of support at Manchester pension event

LETTER: Plenty of support at Manchester pension event

The Notts North and South Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPIs) were once again well represented lobbying outside the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, asking for transitional payments for women born in the 1950s, who were not given enough time to make changes to our pension arrangements before the government quickly brought in age changes to the State pension.

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LETTER: Long-standing MP is no beast

LETTER: Long-standing MP is no beast

I recently made one of my infrequent trips to Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre to watch the biopic ‘Dennis Skinner The Nature of the Beast’, a film about the life and times of one of our local MPs who has represented Bolsover and district for more than 40 years.

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LETTER: Lives were ‘disrupted’ during event

Regarding the Chesterfield half marathon, your paper put a positive spin on the event.

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LETTER: Taken to task over housing development

LETTER: Taken to task over housing development

I have been taken to task on what the development at the bottom of Chartwell Avenue would do for the community of Swathwick and I feel a reply is in order.

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