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LETTER: Bringing Christmas joy to disadvantaged

The members of the Belper Central Methodist Church would like to thank every one who supported their appeal for gifts for the toy service held on Sunday, December 3.

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LETTER: Surge in donations to Poppy Appeal

LETTER: Surge in donations to Poppy Appeal

On behalf of the Royal British Legion in Belper may I thank everybody who contributed to make this year’s Poppy Appeal such a wonderful success.

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LETTER: Ignorant customers and drivers.....grrrrr!

LETTER: Ignorant customers and drivers.....grrrrr!

Could I please use your letters page to air my feelings about two incomprehensible things.

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LETTER: Back call for memorial to forgotten heroes

LETTER: Back call for memorial to forgotten heroes

With the recent Remembrance Sunday commemorations, I would like to draw readers’ attention to a much neglected chapter in the history of the Second World War.

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LETTER: Send used stamps to charity

LETTER: Send used stamps to charity

I am appealing for used postage stamps which help me raise funds which I then donate to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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LETTER: Finding festive cash is harder than ever

LETTER: Finding festive cash is harder than ever

We are heading rapidly towards the annual festive spendathon - for many it has already begun - and with everyone feeling so hard-pressed at the moment I’ve no doubt that finding the cash for presents is going to be harder than ever.
It’s so tempting to buy the same mass produced rubbish that everyone is giving their relatives this year.
I know that I have been guilty of buying umpteen plastic trinkets that are no doubt now rotting away in pieces on a rubbish tip somewhere half way across the Atlantic.
However, this year I’m determined to buy something worthwhile that might last beyond January.
And one of the best ways to do that is visit an independent retailer.
They are much more likely to have products that will last longer, mean more to their recipient and by supporting local businesses you are helping to inject more cash into the town’s economy. So when you hit the shops this year make sure you take in some locally owned and run shops and help spread the Christmas joy further where we live.

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LETTER: Tax-dodging super rich need to pay up

LETTER: Tax-dodging super rich need to pay up

All who wish to live in a civilised law abiding society and enjoy all its benefits and privileges should morally be obligated to pay equally for that privilege. When the super rich are able to make use of all the facilities without paying their equal and fair share of the costs something is wrong.
With the use of sometimes dubious methods by unscrupulous lawyers and accountants the wealthy are able to abuse the system with impunity.
It is now time to deal with the problems. Those who abuse the system are in effect thieves and should be dealt with accordingly.

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LETTER: Brexit talks causing ‘chaos and confusion’

LETTER: Brexit talks causing ‘chaos and confusion’

Brexiteers come in many guises and need extensive column inches to explain themselves,

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LETTER: We have a duty to protect kids online

LETTER: We have a duty to protect kids online

The government has pledged to make Britain ‘the safest place in the world to go online, saying: ‘As a government we also have a duty to protect children and vulnerable people from the less-family friendly corners of the internet.’

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LETTER: EU needs us more than we need them

LETTER: EU needs us more than we need them

We joined the Common Market as it was then called and over the years we have signed this treaty and that and tightened the noose around our necks till the EU have got us were they want us.

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LETTER: EU shouldn’t receive a penny after March 2019

LETTER: EU shouldn’t receive a penny after March 2019

Having read Noel Beresford’s rant in the Chad recently, I can only conclude he is a remainer.

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LETTER: Accept we are leaving and get on with it

LETTER: Accept we are leaving and get on with it

I read with some sadness at what I feel were misleading and incorrect comments in the letters page from your reader in Bolsover regarding Brexit, and would like to put the matters straight.
The ‘lies’ he mentioned were not handed out by the ‘leave’ party, just consider the doom and gloom from the remainers, Messrs Blair, Cameron, Branson and a host of other self interested persons threatening our future, which didn’t materialise.

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LETTER: Why are we sending money to Brazil?

LETTER: Why are we sending money to Brazil?

Brazil is the world’s ninth biggest economy and in the last three year it has spent billions hosting the Olympic Games and the football World Cup.

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More community police officers are to be brought into Doncaster's towns and villages

LETTER: Could you help prevent wildlife crime?

We’re looking for volunteers to help us across the county in important areas such as wildlife crime and crime prevention.

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LETTER: May has lost control of Brexit negotiations

LETTER: May has lost control of Brexit negotiations

What a shambles. We are coming out of the EU in two years, why it’s taking two years God only knows.

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LETTER: Join stance against hunting on trust land

LETTER: Join stance against hunting on trust land

If you visit a National Trust ‘mansion’ you will probably see paintings of red-coated horsemen encouraging hounds in pursuit of a fox or deer. The hunting and killing of animals still goes on in some areas despite being illegal.

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LETTER: Invictus Games is all about taking part

LETTER: Invictus Games is all about taking part

I am one of 90 armed forces athletes who headed out to the Invictus Games in Toronto to stand proud for my country once more.

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LETTER: Public seldom hears of Brexit behind the scenes team

LETTER: Public seldom hears of Brexit behind the scenes team

There is much confusion over Brexit because some people cannot accept the outcome of the referendum, others are repeating ideas that were discredited many months ago and yet another group keeps changing its mind.

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LETTER: Benefits changes are ‘unmitigated disaster’

LETTER: Benefits changes are ‘unmitigated disaster’

Over the next six months or so Universal Credit (UC) will be rolled out in Derbyshire.

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LETTER: What are we leaving for next generation?

LETTER: What are we leaving for next generation?

Anyone wanting to develop the former Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI) should not get planning permission unless they are prepared to safeguard all buildings that are listed or that the taxpayer in Derby City wants to retain.

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