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LETTER: Housing - town is creaking at the seams

It was interesting to read the comments in last week’s edition, praising the friendliness of Matlock people.

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LETTER: Christian Aid - Generosity is appreciated

LETTER: Christian Aid - Generosity is appreciated

I write to thank the people of Matlock and district for their generosity in donating £10,177.80 for the work of Christian Aid during the national appeal week this year.

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LETTER: The NHS is under intolerable pressure

LETTER: The NHS is under intolerable pressure

If the NHS didn’t have enough problems it is now reported that it is having to spend a record amount on treating obesity — a total of more than £1billion a year.

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Cake baker extraordinaire Molly Robbins will be in attendance.

LETTER: Cuppa and a cake for Breast Cancer Care

Like many of your readers, I know first-hand how devastating a breast cancer can be as I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer when I was 46.

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LETTER: NHS is running on fumes

LETTER: NHS is running on fumes

As leading doctors from across the UK gather for the annual British Medical Association (BMA) conference in Bournemouth, the Government must listen to the concerns of the medical profession as the chairman of the BMA warns that the Government is running the NHS on ‘nothing but fumes’.

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LETTER: Send a message of thanks to helpers

LETTER: Send a message of thanks to helpers

In recent months our country has witnessed terror attacks in Manchester and London.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock HQ.

LETTER: Open letter to Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Lewis,

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LETTER: Rules needed to keep kids safe online

LETTER: Rules needed to keep kids safe online

The internet can be a wonderful resource for young people to learn, socialise and get support.

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LETTER: Thieves and killers manipulate the law

LETTER: Thieves and killers manipulate the law

A reply to Steven Lee’s letter (read here) ‘What more do you need on CV of terror?’ In three words: human rights laws. The thieves, crooks, murderers and terrorists of this world thrive on these three words and know how to manipulate it to the full and just within the law.

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LETTER: Politicians all have their snouts in the trough

LETTER: Politicians all have their snouts in the trough

Good old Jeremy Corbyn - bring down the capitalist government and instil another capitalist government - ie the Labour Party.

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LETTER: We must take action

LETTER: We must take action

I wrote a letter in last week’s newspaper (It’s time to crush them, June 1), which you kindly printed, saying that, in my view, the security authorities should not just be keeping terrorist suspects under surveillance they should get in first and throw them out of the country before they get chance to carry out an attack. But they won’t for fear of being called racist or infringing their ‘human rights’ or any other excuse. Alas, we saw, on Saturday night another terrorist attack in London, leaving six innocent people dead and 46 seriously injured and, as I am writing this, on Sunday morning they have not identified the suspects who the police shot dead, but I am sure it will come out that they were known to the authorities and were under surveillance. How many more terrorist attacks must we suffer in this country before these people are stopped once and for all? As far as I am concerned once these people start attacking us they have lost all their ‘human rights’.

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LETTER: We are facing a health ticking time bomb

LETTER: We are facing a health ticking time bomb

Prevention is better than a cure and this is especially true when it comes to public health spending in the UK.

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Are you burying your head in the sand when it comes to your finances?

LETTER: NHS is facing pay crisis

When the Government dealt nursing staff another real-terms pay cut earlier this month, the Royal College of Nursing decided to ask all 270,000 of its members working in the NHS, including 16,000 in the East Midlands, how they want to respond.

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LETTER: How long will the EU last without us?

LETTER: How long will the EU last without us?

I know I’m not the first Englishman to think this but just who do Angela Merkel and her pals in Brussels think they are, asking us to pay billions of pounds to leave the European Union?

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LETTER: Time to deal with terrorists effectively

LETTER: Time to deal with terrorists effectively

We will never deal effectively with convicted terrorists until we as a society provide an adequate deterrent.

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LETTER: It’s time to crush the terrorists

LETTER: It’s time to crush the terrorists

Am I missing something? After the terrible attack at Manchester Arena we now learn, in the national media, that the suicide bomber was known to the authorities and CCTV footage shows him going into the building with something that looked like a bomb.

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LETTER: Throw terror suspects out of the country

Am I missing something?

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LETTER: school meals - all the evidence shows it helps

LETTER: school meals - all the evidence shows it helps

I would like to publicly ask the Conservative candidate at this election in Derbyshire Dales, Sir Patrick McLoughlin if he will vote in favour of denying kids in reception, year one and year two a hot school lunch if he is elected to the House of Commons on June 8 or if he will commit to the Liberal Democrat plan to extend free school meals to all kids at primary school?

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Sheffield has more than 650 empty council houses.

LETTER: Snitterton fields - Thin end of the wedge

I was dismayed to read that Sainsbury’s had taken down the adverts bought by campaigners against the proposal to build houses on Snitterton fields.

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LETTER: Tougher stance on Brexit is needed

If I was a member of any club, say a golf club or miners’ welfare, which I am not, and I decided to leave I would go to whoever the right person was and say something along the lines of: “I am leaving today and you will get no more subs and your agreements and rules will no longer be accepted by me. You can like it or lump it.”

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