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Let’s hear good news about the EU

York Press:

10:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

I MUST admit that Chris Moncrieff is my least favourite of the regular contributors to the pages of The Press, but on October 23 he excelled himself.

Link is poor deal

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:14am Thursday 30th October 2014

YOU can tell an election isn’t far away because the government is now trumpeting the so-called HS3, a high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds. But HS3 does nothing at all for Manchester-Sheffield connectivity, and South Yorkshire gets a poor deal.

Lottery for NHS

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

A RECENT news headline on the television said that the “NHS needs extra cash and overhaul”, which is obvious. But what can be done about it?

It’s an old Act

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:12am Thursday 30th October 2014

NEVER one to let facts get in the way of a good rant, Terry Smith (Letters, October 22), tells us that his party will “scrap Labour’s Human Rights Act”.

Costly shopping

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:11am Thursday 30th October 2014

II GOT a parking ticket the other day in Aldi car park. I had parked and shopped 16 minutes longer than I should have. I was not aware of this, but yes it was me on camera, my car, my reg number, as clear as day.

Listen to the people

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

COUNCILLOR James Alexander is a fine one to talk about “hammering out grubby backroom deals” (The Press, October 23). How many council committees were led by non-Labour councillors before the proportionality debate last Thursday?

Hospital hospitality

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

AFTER seeing lots of negative comments about the NHS, including York hospital, I would like to put my viewpoint.

Credit where it’s due

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:02am Thursday 30th October 2014

 I RECENTLY spent ten days in Ward 29 at York hospital having a hip replaced and would like to thank Mr Maucey and his team, all the nurses, physios, occupational therapists and catering staff for the first-class service I received.

Caring for horses

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:01am Thursday 30th October 2014

I WISH to congratulate and heartily thank Julian Sturdy MP for his tireless work to help the tethered and abandoned horses left to fend for themselves in all weathers on our roadsides.

Fly-grazing, dull?

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

RE. the fly-grazing of horses on the roadside debate. York MP Julian Sturdy said in the Commons that he appreciated that to some people the problem of fly-grazing might seem somewhat mundane.

British Summer Time

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:59am Thursday 30th October 2014

AT THIS time of year, we are plunged into darkness at 5pm. There is an increase in road accidents and I can’t do jobs or play with the kids outside after work.

A lack of information caused chaos

York Press:

9:58am Thursday 30th October 2014

YORK was effectively cut off from much of the outside world on Sunday night. The Highways Agency closed the A64 into York for road resurfacing.

Bishy Road deserves our support

York Press:

10:58am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AS A regular shopper and user of the city centre, I was extremely pleased to see work being done to repair the pavements along Bishopthorpe Road.

Stop bickering

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:57am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE Press of October 25 reports that, “sweeping changes ahead at council”.

Housing sell-off

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:57am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE cascading autumnal leaves are reminiscent of the current political landscape as hopes and aspirations of many ordinary folk are blown in the winds of political ideology.

Jumping ship

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:56am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I AM sure that the role of councillor can be difficult and thankless. It obviously isn’t possible to please all the people all of the time.

Got the hump

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:56am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I ARRIVED home from work and turned into our street to be greeted by new 20mph signs.

Genuine guy

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:55am Wednesday 29th October 2014

IT WAS sad to read about the death of my friend Bob Edwards (Letters, October 23).

Volunteer help

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:54am Wednesday 29th October 2014

On behalf of Foxwood Community Centre and Foxwood Residents’ Association, we thank the teams of volunteers from businesses throughout the City of York.

Want winter garden waste collection?

York Press: New green bin charges to be put to York residents

10:53am Wednesday 29th October 2014

NOW that Labour has lost control, wouldn’t it be nice if the collective wisdom of our council had a change of heart and continued to empty our green garden waste.

Demand is no shock

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PEEP behind the curtain at last week’s story of unexpected demands for £1.7 billion from the EU and a different story emerges to the one grandstanded by the participants.

Vote for change

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:51am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I THINK there must be an election coming. In your pages on Saturday I noted such comments as “where residents can see what decisions are being made and how their money is spent” and “working together for the benefit of the city”.

Role is for police

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:51am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Your front-page headline of October 20 repeats history.

Say no to quotas

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:50am Wednesday 29th October 2014

SO Julie Gunnell is upset that City of York Council is now “male dominated” and she says that “under Labour, there were more women chairs than men” and that “the Cabinet was equal” (The Press, October 24).

Parking problem

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:49am Wednesday 29th October 2014

IN ALL the debates about what is to be done to solve York’s traffic problems, I have not heard a word about those of us who have limited mobility and therefore have a blue badge.

The life our family lived at No 93

York Press:

10:02am Tuesday 28th October 2014

I READ your article on 93 Union Terrace (The Press, October 25) with great interest as the house was owned by my parents, Bob and Mary Beilby, from 1950 until Bootham Park Hospital compulsorily purchased it in 1972.

Free the builders

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

ALLAN Charlesworth in his letter of October 22 misunderstands my views if he believes I support plans for massive house building on the green belt I most certainly do not.

This is true sport

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:59am Tuesday 28th October 2014

RECENTLY I had the pleasure of attending an evening of amateur boxing at Henry’s Gym in Acomb.

Surreal York

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:58am Tuesday 28th October 2014

MANY thanks to Stuart Wilson (Letters, October 23) and Stephen Lewis (Yesterday Once More, October 20) for highlighting the missing Holy Trinity or “Butchers’ Church” in King’s Square.

Folly of closure

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:58am Tuesday 28th October 2014

HOW ironic it is that the Government declare that we should all be doing more as a nation to keep fit and stay healthy and yet our city council is still considering closing Yearsley Pool.

Walkers beware

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:57am Tuesday 28th October 2014

 I WOULD ask dog walkers in the Dringhouses area to be aware there are three dogs being taken for walks.

Alarm bells on Ukip

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:56am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE history of human evolution during the past 2,000 years is full of examples of peoples gathered together, whether in tribes or nations, being given a choice and picking the wrong way forward.

Thanks for cash

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:55am Tuesday 28th October 2014

ANIMAL Aid would like to thank the people of York for their generosity in raising £157.14 at a street collation on Saturday, October 18.

People feel betrayed

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:54am Tuesday 28th October 2014

ONLY 28 per cent of those entitled to vote in the Westfield by-election bothered to do so. The people feel betrayed and taken for granted.

Time to exit the EU

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:53am Tuesday 28th October 2014

EVERY day alarming news arrives about serious problems caused by our open borders to other EU countries.

Praise for hotel staff

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:50am Tuesday 28th October 2014

I WISH to tell of a heart-warming experience. I occasionally lunch with a friend who uses a wheelchair. Last week the two of us celebrated her 40th birthday at the Cedar Court Grand Hotel.

Best to be open-minded on remakes

York Press:

9:48am Tuesday 28th October 2014

ALTHOUGH I would normally agree with David Barton that remakes, whether in music, films or TV, never match up to the original (Dad’s Army – Sacrilege? Letters, October 20).

City memories of an industrial past

York Press:

10:06am Monday 27th October 2014

A RIDER to the letter from Stuart Wilson, headlined “Happy memories” (Letters, October 23).

Robots as carers

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:04am Monday 27th October 2014

IT WAS with sadness that I read that robots could be caring for the country’s elderly within 30 years.

Lack of support

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:04am Monday 27th October 2014

AFTER upsetting residents elsewhere in Westfield by claiming credit for the installation of a playground, you would have thought that Cllr Steve Burton would be a little more circumspect (Letters, October 23).

Tourism strategy

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:03am Monday 27th October 2014

I WAS interested to learn that a recent report has identified that York has too many cheap hotels and is becoming a “hen and stag paradise” (The Press, October 23).

Funding the NHS

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:02am Monday 27th October 2014

POLITICIANS of all parties regularly profess how much they care about the NHS.

Gateway’s friendly open-door policy

York Press:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

ON BEHALF of the staff, volunteers and trustees of the Gateway Centre, I’d like to thank Paul Abbott (Letters, October 22) for his concern for the mothers of Acomb who use the Gateway Centre, none of whom have ever mentioned the need for an automatic opener on the doors to the Gateway Centre. Feedback actually suggests we are one of the more parent and child-friendly venues in Acomb.

Maggie’s mistake

York Press: Letters - zxc

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

WHEN Margaret Thatcher sold off two million council houses she ignored Nigel Lawson’s advice to reinvest half of the revenue back into new council homes.

Life-saving ideas

York Press: Letters - zxc

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

 THE Press of October 22 reports that students at school are being introduced to training in life-saving, namely cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as part of the curriculum.

Workman praised

York Press: Letters - zxc

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

ON TUESDAY morning in the height of the strong winds, I saw a workman in New Earswick using his leaf-blower to stir up the few leaves that had managed to reach the floor.

Help deaf children

York Press: Letters - zxc

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

I SHOULD like to make a good donation to help our deaf children before Christmas.

Plea to help the hedgehogs in winter

York Press:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE weather has now turned cold, putting the lives of many young hedgehogs in jeopardy.

Voter registration

York Press: Letters - zxc

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

I WRITE with regard to your article about electoral register figures (The Press, October 23) which noted that the Electoral Commission has reported that 77 per cent of York residents are registered to vote, now that the new Individual Electoral Registration scheme is in place over the Household Registration scheme that dated from 1918.

Changes to benefits are ‘deplorable’

York Press:

10:34am Friday 24th October 2014

I WISH to deplore the latest outrage from Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Many thousands of people with long-term chronic and degenerative diseases are having their benefits slashed, allegedly as an incentive to encourage them back to work.


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