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Trust in our MPs needs rebuilding

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:08pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

RACE, colour and creed matter now, always have and always will.

Driven to distraction

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:07pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE changes to the administration of Vehicle Excise Duty which come into effect on October 1 go far beyond scrapping the tax disc.

No risk to care home

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:06pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FOLLOWING a letter last week I felt it appropriate to write to dismiss rumours that the Winifred Kettle Centre in Westhoughton is closing.

Scam phone calls cannot be stopped

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:44pm Monday 1st September 2014

WITH regard to the recent discussion on telephone harassment, I am signed up to the telephone preference service but I am concerned that it is only targeting genuine companies drumming up a bit of business, and does little or nothing to prevent the real problem calls.

West played part in Mid East crisis

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:43pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE current NATO conference in Newport involves Britain’s biggest-ever security operation, including 9,500 police officers and seven warships anchored in Cardiff Bay.

Planners are too passive

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:42pm Monday 1st September 2014

A RECENT brief report in this newspaper revealed that, once again, Birtenshaw School management had quietly purchased a local house and was converting it into a disabled children’s community home, on the Barratt housing development off Turton Road.

How to end phone line harassment

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

10:51am Saturday 30th August 2014

REGARDING Brian Derbyshire’s letter 'Phone line harassment' (August 27).

Students rise to the challenge

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

10:50am Saturday 30th August 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the schools and student in Bolton West for their fantastic GCSE and A level results.

MPs need to stand up for Ukraine

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

10:49am Saturday 30th August 2014

To members of Parliament, the news that Russian soldiers are fighting alongside mercenaries in Eastern Ukraine is very disturbing.

Leaders are failing our youngsters

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

10:05am Friday 29th August 2014

DO our politicians have no morality or shame whatsoever? Does nobody take responsibility any longer?

Question marks over hospital bid

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

10:04am Friday 29th August 2014

BOLTON and District Pensioners Association has taken an interest in the proposal for a “super hospital” as promoted in the Healthier Together consultation document.

Bus workers a credit to the company

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

10:03am Friday 29th August 2014

I am 79 and waiting for a hip replacement and weeks ago I booked an ambulance for August 21, saying my appointment was for 10.30am.

Support your local high street

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:50am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Great British High Street is the heart of every community.

A waste of money

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:50am Wednesday 27th August 2014

I WAS wondering if Bolton Council had been visited by the “tooth fairy” so to speak.

Phoneline harassment

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:49am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Cllr Paul Wild says tougher laws are needed to crack down on nuisance cold-callers phoning Bolton residents. He is right!

In praise of hospital

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:48am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MAY I say a big thank you to the Royal Bolton Hospital, pictured.

Park needs slow zone

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:48am Wednesday 27th August 2014

I READ with interest the article on 20mph zones (Wednesday, August 20) and would wholeheartedly support this scheme.

Long wait for pillcam

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:47am Wednesday 27th August 2014

IN Charlotte Dobson’s article (August 6) about Pillcam (capsule endoscopy), Dr Salil Singh, consultant gastro-enterologist at The Royal Bolton Hospital says that it has been around for about seven years.

Put energy into climate change

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:52am Tuesday 26th August 2014

IN response to Brian Derbyshire’s letter of August 20, my opposition to fracking came about particularly because I learnt about the alternative ways our nation needs to provide its energy and manage its use of energy in the future.

Halls needs more seats

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:51am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ELAINE O’Flynn’s report (August 21) and front page headline is entitled “£6.5m revamp for the town’s Albert Halls” - but the artist’s impression appears to be of the ground floor of the town hall and not the Albert Halls which are on two separate upper floors.

Unsettling figures

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:50am Tuesday 26th August 2014

I REFER to the story, August 20, that the population of Bolton will increase by 12 per cent by 2035, and additional 33,460 people.

Chippy will be missed

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:49am Tuesday 26th August 2014

WITH reference to the closure of Alice’s chip shop and restaurant, it seems all the cards were stacked against Denis McCabe which is such a pity.

Little point in reducing fares subsidy

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:21pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE decision to reduce the subsidy for off-peak rail fares in Greater Manchester will save the taxpayer very little, if any, money.

Fracking is the future...

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:21pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

I USUALLY agree with the letters Susan Haworth writes, but I have doubts about “Fantastic decision on fracking”.

Contour are like prefects

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

RE the front page story on August 16. I too am a resident at Dean Court.

Theatre is such an icon

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:19pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

I WRITE to voice my concerns that the application to demolish the Theatre Church in Astley Bridge, had been originally expected to be decided by the director Keith Davies under delegated powers which means that he will make the decision on the application.

Nonsense written on Middle East

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:34am Tuesday 19th August 2014

RE the latest drivel to appear on the letters page over the crisis in the Middle East, this time by Malcolm Pittock. (First justice, then peace in the Mid East? August 9).

No blame for council

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:34am Tuesday 19th August 2014

IT is outrageous that the owners of Martin Bott Bookdealers blames Bolton Council for their demise in Horwich (The Bolton News, August 12).

Disgusted over closure

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:33am Tuesday 19th August 2014

HAVING read the appalling way the closure of the Theatre Church has been dealt with, I have to comment on the loss of this Bolton landmark and its long heritage in the Methodist religion and the arts.

Danger from Americans

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DAVID Cameron likes to portray himself as defender of British sovereignty in dealings with the EU.

Danger lurking on British soil

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:31pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE word of ISIS is being preached to young Muslims in this country and there is growing support for action to be taken on British soil, and it is only a matter of time before a major incident is carried out here.

Plea to be open-minded

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:30pm Monday 18th August 2014

CAN I make a plea for readers of this newspaper to be open-minded about what we see and hear from our mainstream media in this nation, about what has been happening in Gaza.

Red lights ignored

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:29pm Monday 18th August 2014

WITH regard to your very sad story in Friday's paper about a young woman who was killed by a driver who went through a red traffic light, may I say that I am appalled by the number of drivers nowadays who totally ignore red lights.

Not your seat — then shift

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:28pm Monday 18th August 2014

WHAT’S wrong with the folk in Bolton?

No chance to object

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:27pm Monday 18th August 2014

I WAS interested to read the front page article in Wednesday’s Bolton News regarding the proposed plan to demolish the former Theatre Church and build nine houses.

Fantastic decision on fracking

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:24pm Saturday 16th August 2014

WHAT a fantastic decision it is that Westhoughton Town Council has voted against fracking for shale gas or coal bed methane in the town.

Do the right thing

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:23pm Saturday 16th August 2014

FOLLOWING the news of the proposal to demolish the Theatre Church in Bolton, I am responding as an active member in the Bolton Amateur Dramatic circuit to say that it is extremely upsetting to hear of this news.

Appalled at church plan

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:24pm Saturday 16th August 2014

I AM appalled to hear the news that the owners of the Theatre Church in Seymour Road have submitted plans to demolish this wonderful building and build houses.

Cost of cuts could be huge

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:22pm Saturday 16th August 2014

SINCE 1999, the United Nations has declared that August 12 each year will be National Youth Day.

Disgraceful decision on theatre

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:25pm Friday 15th August 2014

I AM writing to express my concern at Bolton Council’s decision to accept planning permission to knock down the Theatre Church in Seymour Road, Astley Bridge.

Stage set for tragedy

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:25pm Friday 15th August 2014

OSCAR Wilde once wrote that a cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Food Festival ticket woes

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:24pm Friday 15th August 2014

I CALLED into the Albert Halls booking office to ask where I could obtain tickets for the Food and Drink Festival.

Danger of NHS sell-off

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:23pm Friday 15th August 2014

I AGREE with Brian Derbyshire (Danger Deal for the NHS). We are in grave danger of seeing our NHS sold off.

Wonderful memorial

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:23pm Friday 15th August 2014

PLEASE may I say a big thank you for Kearsley War Memorial. Whoever put the wooden planters down and cleared it up on Monday, it looked very nice. Thank you.

Deprivation and despair in Gaza

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:03pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WHEN the Peel Commission responded in 1937 to the Arab revolt with its recommendation to partition Palestine into a Jewish State and a Palestinian State, David Ben-Gurion said: “A partial Jewish State is not the end but the beginning, a powerful impetus in our historic effort to redeem the land in its entirety”.

Taking sides solves nothing

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:03pm Thursday 14th August 2014

DESPITE revoltingly war-torn news items from around the world, human beings are no better or worse than they have been throughout their turbulent history.

Calculations don’t add up

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:02pm Thursday 14th August 2014

I ACKNOWLEDGE with thanks the Summers’ correction with regard to the difference between the composition of the Retail Price Index (RPI) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which now includes food and energy costs.

More cuts on the cards

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:02pm Thursday 14th August 2014

IAIN Duncan Smith, aided by a so-called independent Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent, seeks to create a low skilled, low-paid workforce by cutting benefits even more.

Israel has right to self-defence

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:16am Wednesday 13th August 2014

UNLIKE some of your correspondents, whom it would appear fully support the murderous exploits of Hamas against Israeli civilians, I refer to recent letters from Steve Jones and Ian Greenhalgh, along with comments made by Bolton East MP David Crausby, I fully support the Israelis in their right to exercise self defence.

In a muddle over medal

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:16am Wednesday 13th August 2014

I WAS recently at Westhoughton Library doing some research in the Westhoughton History Society room.






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