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Please relocate the canopy

7:01am Saturday 1st November 2014

AFTER all the reasons put forward by charities who rely on the canopy sales there is absolutely no doubt that the council should be charitable and relocate the canopy in a part of town where the footfall is good and access for unloading sales items is appropriate.

Wonderful hospital care

8:31am Friday 31st October 2014

I HAVE just spent 18 days in what I consider the best hospital in the UK, namely Royal BoltonHospital. I was completely overwhelmed by the kind and loving care given to me. I shall be eternally grateful to everyone on ICU and ward E3, they are all wonderful people. So Bolton people need to know how lucky they are. Incidentally, no matter what other people say, the food was excellent.

Where will Christmas crib go?

7:31am Friday 31st October 2014

NOW the charity canopy has been removed, where is the council going to "hide" the Nativity scene this year?

Stable block ruling unfair

7:02am Friday 31st October 2014

\WITH reference to the re the planning application for a stable block on the land behind Boot Lane, known as the Delph, which was deferred by the council on October 23, on on the grounds of being considered too large: "as large as many houses,in area and height" and an "inappropriate development within the green belt" (Focus magazine October 24)

Will NHS be safe in American hands?

6:35am Friday 31st October 2014

MY thanks to Kath Kavanagh for her prompt and detailed reply to my letter, asking would UKIP keep our NHS free for everyone.

Glad to see back of charity canopy

6:31am Friday 31st October 2014

ONE can only laugh at the hypocrisy of readers and letter writers in the Bolton News at times.

Canopy could have been moved

6:01am Friday 31st October 2014

I AM writing in response to the canopy being dismantled. I think that this a travesty.

Tory long term plan 'will deliver'

6:01am Friday 31st October 2014

THE Conservative led government’s long term economic plan is about fixing the welfare system, improving education, taking millions of low paid workers out of paying income tax and delivering higher employment.

ghghghghghg

6:01am Friday 31st October 2014

An old Air Italy fuselage transformed into a restaurant (Bolton News October 23 ) "having the potential to regenerate" an area of Deane Road. I think not. Oh that it were so simple council officer Jeanette Isherwood! It will take a good deal more than that to regenerate this particular area. It needs the residents and the shopkeepers of the surrounds to pull their communal socks up and sweep (but more importantly remove) the rubbish scattered about the streets. It looks like no-man's-land around this part of Deane Road and needs more than a worn-out Boeing to put things right.

Pay care workers travel time

6:01am Thursday 30th October 2014

UNISON the biggest public sector trade union has exposed yet another scandal which helps explain why the country is still in the red despite Government spin that our economy is booming.

Fears over clinical waste incinerator

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:25pm Saturday 18th October 2014

I HAVE had serious concerns about the clinical waste incinerator at the Royal Bolton Hospital ever since it was built.

Planning: consider the residents

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:25pm Saturday 18th October 2014

MR Holstead, may I applaud the company behind the “consultation opportunity” for having the chance to comment on their development plans in Bromley Cross.

Fall in jobless is great news

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:25pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE latest fall in unemployment is not only great news for Bolton West, but the whole country and proof that David Cameron and the Conservatives’ long term economic plan is working.

Right to recognise state of Palestine

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:17pm Friday 17th October 2014

JOAN Pritchard Jones and Kevin Hayes are absolutely right to highlight the need for our government to support calls to recognise Palestine.

Victoria Hall: thanks for all the help

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:16pm Friday 17th October 2014

IT has been most heartening to see the very positive article and editorial about the Victoria Hall (October 8) and the supportive letters from Boltonians over the recent weeks.

The people of Bolton should help

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:15pm Friday 17th October 2014

IN response to “Give cash to hall”, (Letters October 14), it’s not always down to “the council” to help in such situations.

Who began the ‘sell-off’?

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:14pm Friday 17th October 2014

IN Charlotte Dobson's report, October 11, Andy Burnham, pictured, Secretary of State for Health in the last Labour Government, is quoted as slamming the “sell off” of NHS services, arguing a vote for the Tories would result in a “toxic mix of cuts and privatisation.”

Thanks to ‘my angels’

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:13pm Friday 17th October 2014

UNFORTUNATELY, since July this year, I have been admitted to Royal Bolton Hospital on four occasions.

A disgrace

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:12pm Friday 17th October 2014

I CAN fully understand how the lady feels about the rubbish left behind her garage.

It’s Green to suggest a sudden switch

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:23pm Thursday 16th October 2014

I HAD a little chuckle at Alan Johnson’s latest letter from the green party, “The Green party is the way to go” (October 10).

Conservatives are painted ‘as bad guys’

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:22pm Thursday 16th October 2014

YET again is seems that the Conservatives are being painted as the bad guys, when in fact decisions to close services at Winifred Kettle Community Care Centre are down to Labour councillors.

Take issues to company

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:22pm Thursday 16th October 2014

I MUST thank the anonymous reader for the patronising advice to reconsider my support for the Bromley Cross sports village project.

Keeping us in the dark

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:21pm Thursday 16th October 2014

JUST a comment on the proposed ‘white light’ street lighting. (front page, Thursday, October 9) As I understand it, ideally human beings need a dark room to sleep in. Having white light in the streets may be clever on one level, it may indeed it save money on street lighting but if it is detrimental to public health then it is not so smart after all.

Coming off the fence in Middle East

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:08pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

HOPEFULLY all West European countries will recognise the Palestinian state and put economic pressure on the Israelis to end their oppressive 47-year occupation.

UKIP offers population nothing new

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:07pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

I THINK the very fact that many voters believe UKIP to stand for something different than the other parties really shows the level of political illiteracy in this country.

Why can’t we be told?

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:06pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

DEREK Bullough makes mention of the massive long-term debts imposed on the taxpayer by the PFI (Private Finance Initiative) contracts.

Selling off the silver

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:06pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

WE seem to be in an era when the term “British” is a false label. Most of our rail system is owned by state-controlled French, German and now Dutch companies. The Scottish rail system has recently been handed over to a Dutch company and today we are selling the state-owned 40 per cent share of the cross-Channel service. The “Royal” Mail’s gone and energy is foreign-owned.

Plans will have a big impact

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:44pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

AS Bradshaw residents of 19 years, we strongly oppose the developments in Bromley Cross, although perhaps it should be renamed Bradshaw Sports Village as that is the area most impacted given that the site extends along the entire boundary of the Turton Heights estate to the Oaks Lane boundaries.

Give cash for hall

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:43pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE Victoria Hall is a fine building that all Boltonians can be proud of.

The ‘killer’ potholes...

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:43pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

WITH the UK reported as “a land of killer potholes”, Sunday Breakfast News invited a member of the Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) to give his take on the problem. He claimed to be both cyclist and driver.Collectively, potholes measure 295 square miles: for cyclists with lightweight bikes and narrow tyres, it’s a far bigger area — even cracks that drivers (especially distracted ones) can’t see/feel, can result in cyclist fatalities.

Meaning of democracy

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:42pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SOME time ago a writer brought up the subject of democracy and its meaning.

UKIP has set up the debate

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:16am Monday 13th October 2014

I HAVE just watched the morning news and the report that Labour won the Heywood and Middletonby-election.

Horses also leave mess

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:15am Monday 13th October 2014

I’ve noticed lots of articles in the paper about dog mess and dogs fouling the streets.

Learn from mistakes

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:15am Monday 13th October 2014

CLLR Chadwick's response (Your Letters, October 8) to my previous letter concerning Labour's “selective amnesia” over its far-from-perfect stewardship of the NHS when last in Government, lacked any kind of admission of past policy mistakes and how it has left an adverse legacy that has had to be dealt with by their successors.

Plans in land of fantasy

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:14am Monday 13th October 2014

TRADITIONALLY, our town planners have been extremely generous over what is allowed as extras in the designated Green Belt they inherited from the former Greater Manchester County Council.

Palestine on the agenda

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:14am Monday 13th October 2014

TODAY in the House of Commons, there is due to be a backbench debate entitled Palestine and Israel, with a resolution: “That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel”.

We must act to help horses

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

I was heartbroken to hear of the death of yet another horse in Hall Lane, Moses Gate, Farnworth, as reported in the Bolton News.

Planning can be stressful

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

WHILST having a great deal of sympathy with the comments of Cllr Winrow-Barker over planning disputes with neighbours, planning can be very stressful at times as applications can, and do, sometimes effect the local community where the application is taking place.

Go local on health

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

ARE health chiefs so blind to the inadequacy of their radical shake up? We need local surgeries or clinics designed in such a way to condense all the equipment needed for an emergency.

Say ‘no’

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

I SUPPORT the person who wrote “enforce the covenant on farmland”. I trust there are also many other residents who agree with this. I did notice some who wrote in support of the “proposed” development do not live so close to it.

The Green Party is the way to go

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:44pm Friday 10th October 2014

SO the Liberal Democrats at their conference in Glasgow this week decided to go on the attack against their Tory chums.

Respond to health care

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:43pm Friday 10th October 2014

SO the public consultation on the reorganisation in health care has been extended until October 24.

A question of asylum

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:43pm Friday 10th October 2014

WITH regards to the letter about economic migrants, October 7, the writer has made one massive, fundamental error.

Halls must not be lost

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:42pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE story about Victoria Hall revived good memories (Bolton News, Thursday, October 9).

Appalled by midwife’s remarks

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:40pm Thursday 9th October 2014

I AM appalled by the remarks made by Jayne Maguire, an outreach midwife, regarding the massive 25 per cent birth rate rise in Bolton between 2002 and 2012.

Sports village views

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:40pm Thursday 9th October 2014

IN response to the anonymous critic (October 7) of the proposed sports village at Bromley Cross.

Fed up with these calls

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:39pm Thursday 9th October 2014

I HAVE been inundated with calls: “Dear customer....”, “Our database shows ........” and other irritating, unwanted and certainly unsolicited calls during recent months and I guess that I am not alone in my complaint. Years ago, registration with Telephone Preference Services helped to minimise the influx of such calls, but now that most are recorded phone messages, the buck has been passed to the Information Commissioner’s office, though my contact with them appears to have had no effect.

Thanks for help, but . . .

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:39pm Thursday 9th October 2014

FURTHER to my letter about the number of unsolicited telephone calls. I would like to thank those who rang me to offer their advice on what to do to alleviate this problem.

A proud record on health

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:22pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

IN response to Mr Bullock’s letter on Labour’s alleged failures (September 30), I am writing to set the record straight. I am very, very proud of the achievements of the last Labour Government and I believe that many people are either unaware or have forgotten them.

Low Pay commission

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:19pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

YOU would think from reading letters written by local trade unionists that the government sets the minimum wage.






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