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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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YOUR VIEW: Delighted by positive response with election

YOUR VIEW: Delighted by positive response with election

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for me in the Grassmoor by-election on February 15.

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YOUR VIEW: gas-guzzling 4x4s came to the rescue when needed in the snow

YOUR VIEW: gas-guzzling 4x4s came to the rescue when needed in the snow

To the Minister for Transport:

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YOUR VIEW: my heart goes out to genuine homeless - but not those who refuse help

YOUR VIEW: my heart goes out to genuine homeless - but not those who refuse help

It’s sad in this day and age that anyone is on the streets and I’m sorry to those who are. But it’s so hard to know who’s genuine and who isn’t.
Lots of the ‘homeless’ in Chesterfield have properties already and aren’t actually homeless. I’m not saying they are all alcoholics and drug users as they aren’t, and my heart goes out to the ones who have ended up on the streets due to no fault of their own and have turned to drink, drugs, stealing as they may have no choice. But the thieving drug users I’ve grown up around and know of have ended up homeless and in bad health due to years of drug abuse and hanging round in rough gangs. Their families have had enough of the trouble, stealing and heartache bought to them.
Some don’t help themselves at all. I had heroin addicts on my property/garden numerous times over Christmas and New Year sneaking around our sheds, greenhouse and garage for anything they can steal and it’s these that I have no sympathy. For years they have stolen, taken drugs, never had a job and broken their parents’ hearts as they have had a decent upbringing but for some reason drugs have become their life. As I said at the start, it’s sad people are on the streets full stop, but some have in fact been given help and a place to live and in a matter of weeks these places have become a dirty scruffy drug den and the help thrown back in people’s faces.
I agree some of these individuals need and deserve help, but they to have to WANT to change for the better, for a better life for themselves.
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LETTER: There is still a fracking battle ahead of us

LETTER: There is still a fracking battle ahead of us

It was great to hear that Derbyshire County Council’s planning committee voted so decisively to oppose Ineos’s plans to start exploring for shale gas at Marsh Lane.

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LETTER: Get cracking ....and start fracking

LETTER: Get cracking ....and start fracking

So Derbyshire County Council’s planning committee has rejected an application for an exploratory drilling rig near Eckington, to see if there’s any gas there.

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LETTER: Hospital staff were kind, helpful and efficient

LETTER: Hospital staff were kind, helpful and efficient

On Monday, January 29, I was admitted to an extremely busy Emergency Management Unit (EMU) at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and subsequently spent nine days in Pearson Ward.

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Council answers YOUR questions over Traveller sites in Chesterfield

ndet-19-02-18Consultations over new Traveller sites in Chesterfield have proved controversial. Here we put concerns raised by reader Ava Kavooris to the borough council.

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LETTER: Don’t kill goose that lays the golden egg

LETTER: Don’t kill goose that lays the golden egg

The Liberal Democrats oppose the proposal by Chesterfield’s Labour-run council to take another £88,000 from town centre visitors and workers by hiking car parking fees even further.

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LETTER: Pavement parking is worse here than in other areas

LETTER: Pavement parking is worse here than in other areas

Ralph Payne makes a good point (Letters, February 1). Chesterfield has become one of those towns where drivers park much more carelessly on pavements than in other parts of the country.

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LETTER: Boy racers are horrendous

LETTER: Boy racers are horrendous

I live right by Tesco and Asda in Whittington Moor, Chesterfield and every evening, especially on a Sunday when the shops shut at 4pm, the racers are out in their cars. It’s horrendous.

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LETTER: We must protect our pets

LETTER: We must protect our pets

As a pet owner, I’m sure most other owners are aware of the gangs going around nationwide and stealing pets from either gardens or breaking into properties.

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