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Salmond let down by farewell rant

York Press:

2:40pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DESPITE my long distrust of Alex Salmond, I did for one fleeting moment think he had acted with honour and dignity by resigning after Scotland rejected his call for separation.

Too much given?

York Press: Letters - zxc

2:29pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

NOW that Scotland has voted no the electorate can get on with their lives. The no vote was bigger than expected.

We pay bankers

York Press: Letters - zxc

2:28pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TONY TAYLOR (Letters, September 18) follows many right-wing commentators in blaming the current recession on public spending by the last Labour government.

Homes not right

York Press: Letters - zxc

2:27pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DAVID Rhodes of Bishopthorpe (Letters, September 19) claims that an obvious site for affordable housing is the old Park & Ride next to Tesco in Dringhouses. I disagree.

Not for weather

York Press: Letters - zxc

2:26pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SO Labour’s Local Plan is finally unveiled (The Press, September 13) with the proposed urban sprawl into the city’s green belt.

Road solution here

York Press: Letters - zxc

2:25pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I AM all for tackling gridlock, but it seems ludicrous to spend the huge amount of money suggested in the manner described (The Press, September 17).

Paint did not work

York Press: Letters - zxc

2:24pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CITY of York Council should be aware that the magic paint it has sprayed on pavements all the way through Goodramgate to Coney Street (now in different colours) has not worked.

Cost for toilet use

York Press: Letters - zxc

2:23pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

IS charging 40p to use the new toilets at St Georges Field car park on top of the cost of parking not a bit greedy by City of York Council? The numbers arriving in coaches all wishing to use these facilities at the same time also makes it difficult.

Help traffic to flow

York Press: Letters - zxc

2:23pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I AM thankfully retired and do not have to suffer the torture of driving into York each weekday.

Learn time of trains

York Press: Letters - zxc

2:21pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE Press of September 18 reports on the York to Leeds via Harrogate rail improvements.

A link to the past

York Press: Letters - zxc

2:20pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

GENERALLY I find most letters submitted to The Press interesting, but I particularly enjoy D. Deamer’s contributions, some of which are very amusing.

Pool future uncertain thanks to Labour

York Press:

2:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

COUNCILLOR Sonja Crisp claims there are no plans to close Yearsley Pool (Letters, September 18).

Traffic nightmare

York Press:

9:23am Saturday 20th September 2014

THANK goodness for the latest revelation in The Press about City of York Council employing part-time consultants on £400 per day to try and solve an impossible problem, namely traffic congestion in York.

Down with lights!

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:22am Saturday 20th September 2014

WOW! Your front page piece of September 17 was really something: £86,000 to study the traffic congestion problem in York.

Take politics out

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:21am Saturday 20th September 2014

WHEN I cycled across Lendal Bridge last after a council meeting, I feared being hit and injured by vehicles. The congestion was as bad as ever.

Get cars moving

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:21am Saturday 20th September 2014

SO WE’RE to have a “congestion commission” to alleviate our traffic problems (The Press, September 17).

Reopen our roads

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:20am Saturday 20th September 2014

I COULD not believe City of York Council is to set up a “congestion commission” with members receiving £400 a day; and councillors (already paid) receiving further remuneration for attending this pointless talking shop.

No complacency over local plan move

York Press:

9:19am Saturday 20th September 2014

I AM pleased that the immediate housing plans for Moor Lane in Woodthorpe have been dropped as part of Labour’s Local Plan rethink (The Press, September 12).

Catching Turpin bus

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:18am Saturday 20th September 2014

IT SEEMS many quarters and visitors are enthralled by the Dick Turpin, aka Richard story.

Food problems

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:17am Saturday 20th September 2014

PAMELA Frankland’s wonderfully explicit letter highlighted the dreadful state of the food industry (Letters, September 15).

Never was any threat to the Queen

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:02am Friday 19th September 2014

CHRIS Moncrieff doesn’t seem to pay attention to what, according to clear statements by all the political figures involved, independence for Scotland could mean (The Press, September 17).

Highwaymen

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:01am Friday 19th September 2014

WITH reference to The Press article “Dick Turpin’s grave is set to be revamped” (The Press, September 16), in keeping with all the claims and counter-claims where Richard III’s last resting place should be, Dick Turpin’s last rites may lead to discontent from others who declare an interest.

Smile as you dial

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

DON’T let anyone ever try to kid me that “British” isn’t best. This past week when my mobile phone went on the blink, I was given service beyond belief by the 02 phone shop in Selby.

We need action

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

ON Friday, September 12, I saw James Alexander on TV presenting the case for more affordable housing in York.

People first

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:59am Friday 19th September 2014

YET another Labour councillor has put the needs of York before the dictates of the domineering Labour Group thereon.

Change of heart

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:59am Friday 19th September 2014

HAVING moved into the Clifton area, I was interested to learn that one of my councillors, Helen Douglas, had seemingly overnight transferred her allegiance to the Conservatives. Why, I wondered?

Only Cameron offers better EU deal

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:57am Friday 19th September 2014

I READ the letter from Mr Oglesby with interest (Worthless Cameron promise over EU, September 17).

Good riddance

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:56am Friday 19th September 2014

WITH regards to the defection of Labour councillor Helen Douglas to the Tories, only a few weeks ago she was “disappointed” at being deselected by Clifton Labour Party and informed that she could not stand for Labour in Clifton again.

The line is busy...

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:56am Friday 19th September 2014

HAS anyone ever tried to get through to various departments of City of York Council?

Travel made easy

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:53am Friday 19th September 2014

MR HARRISON makes some good points about the benefits of our new mobile tickets in his letter of September 15.

Cure of all ills

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:53am Friday 19th September 2014

I WONDER that the report on the exodus of the Poor Clares (The Press, September 8) failed to recount the Great Crisis when it seemed that Snowfire ointment would no longer be marketed.

Class act

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:52am Friday 19th September 2014

THAT last hour-and-a-half on the BBC’s interactive red button has made up for endless celebrity cartwheels and little grocers telling us “Egg-boiling doesn’t get tougher than this” ...recurring!

Is this what we want the world to see?

York Press:

10:33am Thursday 18th September 2014

AS I wander through my beloved city, I cannot help but be appalled by the state of the streets.

Pool will stay

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:32am Thursday 18th September 2014

IN RESPONSE to Fiona Evans on the subject of Yearsley Pool (Letters, September 16), the council has made it clear on several occasions, including when Yearsley Pool Action Group met the council leader and I earlier this month, that there are no plans to close the pool.

Plan abandoned

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:31am Thursday 18th September 2014

IT IS important to correct something in your report on the Draft Local Plan (The Press, September 13).

That’s truly rich

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

PAUL GLEDHILL in his letter of September 13 mentions Conservative tax cuts for the rich. Which tax cuts would that be exactly?

This church cafe is open for everyone

York Press: Foreground   Maureen Patrick and the volunteers and attendees of Coffee & Co  pop in cafe at St Paul's Church, Holgate  which is celebrating  it's 10th  anniversary     (10256120)

10:29am Thursday 18th September 2014

IT WAS good to see the photograph of Maureen Patrick and her team and customers celebrating the tenth birthday of Coffee and Co at St Paul’s Church (The Press, September 13).

Cycle of danger

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:28am Thursday 18th September 2014

READING the article in The Press of September 15 headlined “Cyclist in hit and run” made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

Broad: the true facts

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:27am Thursday 18th September 2014

ONCE again, may I, through the columns of the Letters page, dispute Cynthia Glasby’s claim that Chris Broad, Stuart Broad’s father, captained England (with reference to her letter of July 24, 2013, my letter of July 31 and a further letter from Cynthia in August 2013).

Begging to differ

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:26am Thursday 18th September 2014

IN REPLY to the letter ‘Beggars belief’ by P Long in The Press of September 10, I wonder what good the writer thinks that “removing these individuals” will do.

Good move, Helen

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:26am Thursday 18th September 2014

CAN I add my delight at the decision of Councillor Helen Douglas to quit the Labour Party and join York Conservatives?

Right of reply

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:25am Thursday 18th September 2014

JANET S Kitchen-Cooper (Letters, September 10) is right that there should be a letters page exclusively for councillors, but this should be restricted to their petty abuse of each other and their playing of party politics (when their missives resemble a party political broadcast).

Scotch froth

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:24am Thursday 18th September 2014

IN the 1970s Scotland wouldn’t allow an English train driver to take his train into Scotland, so he got out this side of Berwick-on-Tweed.

Why should Scotland spoil the party?

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:37am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SCOTLAND has the same population as Yorkshire (5.3 million) and, like Yorkshire, it has a great history and identity, so why do they want to spoil the party and opt for independence and break up the union?

Flagging up issue

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:36am Wednesday 17th September 2014

I SEE from your September 15 edition that City of York Council has decided to fly the St Andrew’s Cross over York’s Mansion House.

Housing shortage

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:36am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AS OF late your pages have been graced by many a letter bemoaning the prospect of neighbourhood development.

Homes needed

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:35am Wednesday 17th September 2014

I FAIL to understand/comprehend your inside page headline “Space needed for new homes” (The Press, September 9), when in fact it had nothing at all to do with what an average person would perceive as ‘homes’.

No to McDonald's

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:35am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE residents of Boroughbridge Road have endured for well over a year total disruption and upheaval during the Park & Ride road works (Balfour Beatty kept us regularly informed and thanked us for our co-operation).

Worthless Cameron promise over EU

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:34am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE risible promise of a 2017 referendum on our EU membership was forced out of our keenly Europhile Prime Minister by the rise of Ukip.

Stand your ground

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:33am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COUNCILLOR, like any other elected politician in this democracy, is a representative not a delegate and should act in accordance with what he/she believes to be in the best interests of the whole of their electorate.


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