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This Labour chaos is hurting York

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12:29pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LABOUR has brought disaster to this city with its conflicting policies on retail and transport.

Bad parking time

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12:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CITY of York Council closed Lendal Bridge for seven months and now Coun Dave Merrett tells us that the council has been working closely with businesses for the past six months looking at improving car access to the city centre – priceless!

Green buses idea

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12:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE three-hours free parking scheme is to be welcomed, as the council is giving a bit back to the hard-pressed motorist, but has it been thought through?

Get rid of council

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12:27pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CAN someone tell me how we get rid of our council?

Damned any way

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12:25pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I DON’T think I have ever seen such tactics used by a government before (The Press, April 11). The energy minister has said to the miners that if they do not sign up to the closure of their pits they will close next week instead of in 18 months time.

Thanks by studio

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12:24pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I SHOULD like to pass on to all who organised, publicised or in any way helped in the Open Studios weekends this past fortnight a very grateful thank you!

All say negative

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12:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

In The Press of April 14, a report on the Lendal Bridge traffic ban revealed considerable opposition by businesses as “ negative or very negative “ impact on businesses.

No more radicals

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12:21pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUR editorial supporting radical traffic solutions is echoed by the letter from Richard Lane calling for bold new ideas. I disagree. It is unfettered radical and bold initiatives that have got us into this mess.

How volunteers help to clean the beach

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12:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

IT WAS heartening to read in The Press of April 15 that Yorkshire’s beaches are some of the cleanest in the country.

Shy and retiring

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12:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ON APRIL 11, I had the opportunity to ask Hugh Bayley MP a question on BBC Radio York.

Spoke in their wheel

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12:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE publication of videos of offending cyclists (The Press, April 9) has caused much comment; apparently Paul Hepworth and I will once again engage in a duel to the death (Lendal Bridge at dawn).

Battle lines drawn

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12:16pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE news that a judge has given the go-ahead for a legal challenge into a decision not to register York’s Germany Beck as the site of the 1066 Battle of Fulford (The Press, April 9) will come as little surprise to local residents.

Feet under the desk

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12:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I AM always amazed to see senior police officers such as Chief Constable Dave Jones agreeing to allow members of the private sector into the police service (The Press, April 12).

Some home truths

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12:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

IT SEEMS that Coun George Barton is unaware of his own Conservative group’s ten per cent affordable housing policy (Letters, April 7).

Good and bad sides of York today

York Press: Crowds queue ouside John Lewis at the opening of their new store at the opening of the Vangarde Shopping Park.

12:43pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

HAVING spent the weekend visiting the new out-of-town stores at Monks Cross I cannot help but being impressed.

Up against it

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12:41pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Lendal Bridge experiment was a brave try. It is not really surprising that it had to be given up.

Wrong decision

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12:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AS A resident living on Bootham for over 35 years, I disagree with the council’s decision to abandon the closure of Lendal Bridge.

Better closed

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12:39pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AS A York resident and a motorist, I am sorry that Lendal Bridge is not to remain closed.

It’s only a bridge

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12:37pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge.

What a contrast

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12:36pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

I WAS interested in the contrast of two letters published in The Press on Tuesday, April 6.

Reputation back?

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12:09pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FURTHER to the bungled Lendal Bridge closure and its hasty re-opening, where does York go to get its reputation back?

What next for cars?

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12:08pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ALTHOUGH James Alexander, Dave Merrett and their colleagues lost the battle of Lendal Bridge, I am sure they will find other ways to attack motorists.

No consensus yet

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12:08pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

LABOUR councillors are in a desperate rush to move on from the Lendal Bridge debacle and in the words of James Alexander “build a consensus going forward” (The Press, April 10).

Doing nothing...

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12:07pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WE SHOULd be indebted to Coun Dave Merrett for demonstrating that his dictum “Doing nothing is not an option” must be applied with caution when the natives are hostile; but General Custer got in first.

Follow brave Ken

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12:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SO Labour got cold feet over Lendal Bridge. Perhaps they should have taken a leaf out of Ken Livingstone’s book, a Labour politician of conviction who had the courage to turn the centre of London around by introducing congestion charging.

Praise for columnist is well deserved

York Press: How Carol rakes over York's history for pick of our past

12:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WHEN I read The Press of April 11, I was delighted to see the centre-spread article on Carol Stephenson regarding her column, The Way We Were.

This is a time for some bold ideas

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12:45pm Monday 14th April 2014

IT’S CLEAR that the council is wounded from the Lendal Bridge fiasco, and no surprise at all that the scent of blood has political rivals howling for a resignation.

UKIP’s EU stance would lose UK jobs

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12:42pm Monday 14th April 2014

CONTRARY to what his supporters say, UKIP leader Nigel Farage is no man of the people and certainly no friend of the working class.

Park and wait

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12:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

MY DENTIST, solicitor, hair dresser, optician, bank, and building society are all situated within the walls of the city of York.

Naval Association

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12:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

YORK and District Royal Naval Association hold meetings at The Clarence Club & Institute, Clarence Street, York, on the third Tuesday of every month.

Funeral for a friend

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12:39pm Monday 14th April 2014

ON THE April 1 the founder member and ex president of the Fulford and District Branch of the Royal British Legion passed away. Reg Clemmett died at his home in Fulford at the age of 91.

Revolting people

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12:38pm Monday 14th April 2014

ARE we all aware that City of York Council is hacking front line services?

Politics of envy

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12:35pm Monday 14th April 2014

JAMES ALEXANDER recalled his childhood in a family of four occupying a two-bedroom flat with no central heating and suffering condensation (The Press, April 9).

Who’ll foot the bill for refunds? Us

York Press: About 1,000 drivers a day have breached the new traffic rules on Lendal Bridge in York

10:46am Saturday 12th April 2014

YOU reported on April 10 that York Outer MP Julian Sturdy is all for refunding drivers who have been fined for illegally crossing Lendal Bridge during restricted hours.

Waste of paint

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10:44am Saturday 12th April 2014

 I WAS opposed to the closure of Lendal Bridge as I do not work in York and regularly needed to cross the bridge to get to the station during the hours of the restrictions.

New leader, now!

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10:44am Saturday 12th April 2014

IT IS no secret that I expressed support for the Lendal Bridge trial. However, competent governance must evaluate measures taken and adjust policy accordingly.

My prediction

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10:43am Saturday 12th April 2014

AFTER all the many letters of complaints against the closure of Lendal Bridge, it makes me wonder what James Alexander and Dave Merrett will dream up next.

A done deal?

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10:42am Saturday 12th April 2014

WHAT next? As a grateful owner of a blue badge, plus a green one, which gives me access and parking to Church Street, Colliergate and St Sampson’s Square, these have been a real bonus for me.

Stray reminder

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10:42am Saturday 12th April 2014

IN THE autumn of 1968, I was invited to represent the new University of York department of language at a town-and-gown reception held at the Mansion House by York City Council.

Mark Great War

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10:40am Saturday 12th April 2014

MONDAY, August 4, 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the the First World War. On August 4 until Saturday, August 9, I will lead a coach party from the north of England to the First World War battlefields in Belgium and France.

Huge inspiration

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10:34am Saturday 12th April 2014

I WANT to endorse letter writer Bette A Dickens (Letters, March 31) about the 18-year-old St John Ambulance Brigade cadet, Andrew Richards, who was given an award for Young Achiever at Buckingham Palace.

Reviews are subjective — facts aren’t

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10:33am Saturday 12th April 2014

REGARDING your recent review of Goldfrapp at the Barbican (The Press, April 7), your reviewer was able to put in enough information regarding this concert to prove they were actually there.

Buses debacle

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10:34am Saturday 12th April 2014

SOME Labour councillors preach to residents that that they should abandon their cars and use buses.

Brilliant for club

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10:33am Saturday 12th April 2014

WHAT great news that the Italian Massimo Cellino may now be able take over Leeds United.

Left in right tangle

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10:32am Saturday 12th April 2014

LET’S hope the organisers of the Grand Départ have a better knowledge of the geography of York than the author of the route through the city (York Press Tour de France supplement, March 27).

One rule for some...

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10:32am Saturday 12th April 2014

I REFER to my letter to The Press of March 21 regarding the illegal parking of vehicles on grass verges. At the time of writing, I also wrote to the council leader of City of York Council about this issue. I received no reply.

Bad air alert for homes near roads

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12:23pm Friday 11th April 2014

KEITH MASSEY (Letters, April 8) is concerned about air quality in hotels and public buildings.

Fast and slow

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12:22pm Friday 11th April 2014

HELEN MEAD’S column in The Press of April 8 backs up my suspicion that it’s not always speed that causes problems on the roads – it’s the poor standard of driving.

Volunteers please

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12:21pm Friday 11th April 2014

FANCY a day at the races? Enjoy having lots of fun and great times with your friends and family? Then we could have a great big opportunity just for you.

Safety concerns

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12:21pm Friday 11th April 2014

WITH reference to article “New videos to warn.....” (The Press, April 8).



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