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LETTER: Libraries are vital and need to be protected

I am more than unhappy about the proposed cuts to Kirklees libraries outlined recently.

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Job Centre

LETTER: Job centres are out of touch in today’s world

I noticed that Batley’s job centre may close.

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LETTER: Faceless Winston Churchill on new five pound note

With all the hype that has surrounded the new £5 note and that some people have been paying a fortune for certain ones, we never really gave it much thought - until recently.

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New Labour Candidate for Spen Tracy Brabin, pictured at Cleckheaton..24th September 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

LETTER: Government continues to ignore our area

How much more can Dewsbury and Batley take?

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GP Doctors NHS.

LETTER: Why is making an appointment to see a doctor such a rigmarole?

Today I received a letter from my GP at the Greenway Medical Practice in Cleckheaton asking me to contact the surgery to arrange a telephone interview with a Doctor.

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Bacon's Figure Study II

LETTER: Let’s send the Francis Bacon painting on a tour of the UK

Why can’t the forward-thinking Kirklees Council send the painting on an annual tour of the UK?

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We need more parking

LETTER: A solution to town’s parking issues

I am writing in regards to the problem of parking on Station Road, Back Station Road and the Library car park in Mirfield.

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Doctors and nurses at work in the Accident and Emergency Department at Leeds General Infirmary. Picture by Anna Gowthorpe

LETTER: A 19-hour wait in A&E to start the new year

Having read your article about Dewsbury A&E over the festive period I felt I had to get in touch.

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File photo dated 9/9/2015 of  who is to step down as patron from a number of national organisations at the end of her 90th birthday year, Buckingham Palace said. The patronages will be passed on to other members of the Royal Family. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday December 20, 2016. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

LETTER: Her Majesty was right to shun train trip

I see that the Queen has once again demonstrated her concern for her subjects by cancelling a Christmas train trip for fear of infecting fellow travellers with her cold germs.

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M62 motorway and moors near Rishworth.

LETTER: Article brought back memories of days gone by

I wish to thank you for the amazing photo of the M62 in the November 10 edition (40 years of the M62).

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LETTER: Care homes like this one are hard to come by

In response to your article about Ashmeadows Residential home in Cleckheaton, I would like to make a few comments of my own.

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LETTER: Premier League star’s hat-trick brings back memories of Ravensthorpe player

On Wednesday, December 14, Salomon Rondon scored three goals with his head, playing for West Bromwich against Swansea City.

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Spen Valley Greenway by Howard Benn

LETTER: Disgusted by theft of tree in broad daylight

Just to report to your newspaper an incident that I witnessed on the Spen Valley Greenway.

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The former Liversedge shop

LETTER: Appeal for info on former Liversedge shop

I am part of a Facebook group covering the area of Spen Valley.

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LETTER: Local hospital saved my life so please support it

I am taking part in ‘Decembeard’ this month.

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St. Barnabas Church, Hightown, Liversedge

August 5th 1960

LETTER: Sad to see church close for the final time

It was sad to see another place of worship, St Barnabas Church in Liversedge, close recently.

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File photo dated 07/12/10 of a general view of an NHS logo as the number of complaints made to the Health Service Ombudsman increased by 8% in a year, figures show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 9, 2012. The NHS received 150,859 complaints between 2011 and 2012, of those, 16,337 patients or family members were dissatisfied with the way the NHS tried to resolve their concerns and referred the complaint on to the Health Service Ombudsman, figures show. There were 1,523 complaints about the NHS not acknowledging mistakes in care, according to a report by the ombudsman. And more than 1,600 people complained about inadequate remedies being offered, including inadequate apologies. Almost 100 people said they had been unfairly removed from GP practice lists after a dispute or disagreement. See PA story HEALTH Complaints. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

LETTER: What direction is our health service heading?

This week we remember our soldiers who gave their lives in the world wars for our country, some as young as 17 who had lied about their age so they could go to war and fight to keep our country free and were proud to do.

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Whitcliffe Mount Sports Centre.

LETTER: Curious as to how council came to its decision

Following my experience of Kirklees Council’s decision-making process over the closure of Whitcliffe Mount Sports Centre, I was curious as to how the council arrived at the decision to close some of our local cultural and heritage facilities, and more importantly, exactly what criteria they used to determine where the axe falls?

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LETTER: Curwen’s anniversary is a special occasion

On July 1, 1988 an engraved memorial commemorating Heckmondwike-born John Curwen, originator, according to the Heckmondwike Herald report, of the tonic sol fa system of teaching singing, was unveiled.

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Supporters gather at the Orgreave Rally 31 years on from the battles there

LETTER: ‘No inquiry into Orgreave is a total disgrace’

What a disgraceful decision by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, to deny the miners justice by not allowing any inquiry into the so-called ‘Battle of Orgreave’.

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