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Letters - April 25, 2017


Caution over Mrs May’s call to arms

Be careful what you wish for Dr Barry Clayton (Gazette letters, April 20), heralding Theresa May’s election call, as astute and timely due to her negotiations over a hard Brexit and a weak opposition.

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Letters - April 24, 2017

Letters - April 24, 2017


Shall I bill the council for pothole damage?

I have again today driven along Victoria Road in Poulton and still find the road surface is pitted with pot holes.

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BAE's mighty Eurofighter Typhoon - built and developed on the Fylde Coast

Letters - April 20, 2017


Moral compass was lost years ago

Marjorie Nye in last week’s letters in The Gazette asks has the PM lost her moral compass in arming some of the most brutal regimes around the world. well, it’s been lost for years.

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The English National Opera's production of The Mikado.

Letters - April 18, 2017


I understand why show was scrapped

I am writing in reference to the cancellation of a scheduled English National Opera 10-night run of a Gilbert & Sullivan opera at the Winter Gardens (The Gazette, April 13).

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Baked potatoes now apparently put us at risk from heart disease

Letters - April 11, 2017


I’m fed up... just make your mind up!

Last October, a Sunday newspaper reported that some leading author of a study from a Czech Republic university supposedly discovered that baked potatoes put us at risk of coronary heart disease.

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An artists impression of the Hampton by Hilton Hotel which will be built on South Promenade, Blackpool

Letters - April 10, 2017


Good times ahead for holidaymakers

Blackpool truly has so much to offer – therefore it’s great news for the local economy that the town is attracting a wealth of new modern hotels, including Hampton by Hilton and Premier Inns.

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Preston New Road fracking site

Letters - April 6, 2017


Lack of road signage does not bode well

Although announced as reduced from 50mph to 20mph last week, the signage approaching and leaving the fracking site tells a different story and causes confusion and anger among drivers.

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Homeless person

Letters - April 5, 2017


Some beggars need taking off streets

I am writing in connection to the story ‘Aggressive beggars are frightening passers-by’ (The Gazette, April 3).

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Thousands take part in the Blackpool Bubble Rush, completing a 5k course while covered in foam and bubbles, raising funds for Brian House Children's Hospice

Letters - April 4, 2017


Bubble Rush could have led to disaster

I write in reference to Saturday’s Trinity Bubble Rush on Lawson field.

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Motorists will be angry if the scheme was been delayed or even scrapped, it was claimed

Letters - April 3, 2017


Millions produced 
a white elephant

Is it just me who believes that all the millions spent on the A585 Windy Harbour road junction “improvements” have proved to be a dazzlingly white elephant?

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(L-R) Amanda Mitchell, Ellen Whitely and Irene James outside the Tyldesley Conservative Club in Blackpool, Lancs., All three women have been paid altogether �35,000 in damages by the club. See SWNS story SWSEXIST; A TORY social club must pay out �35,000 after sexists allegedly branded women members a witch and a cow  and prevented them joining the committee. Three women were awarded damages after a landmark legal challenge against the Conservative club. They say one committee man told a fellow male member that women would never serve on the committee as long as he had a hole in his a**e. Irene James, 67, also says she was told: Youre as welcome at this club as a turd at a wedding. Retired nurse Irene, housewife Amanda Mitchell, 45, and greengrocer Ellen Whiteley, 57, won an out-of-court settlement which included �3,000 �damages for each woman plus costs.

Letters - March 30, 2017


Ashamed of actions of my fellow man

How amazing that in the 21st century we still had a male dominated society in the form of a Conservative club which would not allow women on to the committee.

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Georgina Hewlitt had been in Blackpool on holiday for less than ten minutes when she was slapped with an �80 fine for dropping her cigarette end in the street.
Georgina with her fine notice.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Letters - March 29, 2017


Council needs joined up rubbish thinking

Although I agree with much of Simon Drury’s comments in The Gazette Viewpoint I think we need to get a bit of perspective on the matter.

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The lorry was forced to stop and block a lane of Preston New Road while the protester waved his placard from the top of the lorry.

Letters - March 16, 2017


Who’s picking up bill for all these officers?

Do you happen to have any idea who is paying for the policing on Preston New Road (the Cuadrilla site)?

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Accident and Emergency (A&E) at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Letters - March 15, 2017


Leaders should hang their heads in shame

I am writing in response to an article in The Gazette from Tuesday March 7,“Hospital to use new car park to borrow £9.2m”.

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Gladman Developments plans for 165 houses in Hambleton

Letters - March 14, 2017


Councillors blind to the faults of plans

I am registered totally blind, which means I have no sight in my eyes, but it appears that there is another serious form of blindness!

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Disabled parking space

Letters - March 13, 2017


The blue badge is just for the driver

It was a good article on disabled parking problems (Gazette, March 9) but there is also a problem with disabled drivers themselves not following the rules!

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Protesters at the Preston New Road rally

Letters - March 9, 2017


Help us find out the facts on fracking

We recently had two ‘Meet The...’ events in the Fylde – the regulators came to Wrea Green and the British Geological Survey(BGS) came to Treales. Shale gas is a new industry to the UK, however information from these roadshows was not reassuring.

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Church Street looking towards St John's Church in the 1950s when traffic still moved freely and parking was available outside the shops
Blackpool Historical

Letters - March 8, 2017


Church Street was shopping centre

In general, I share Marion Gourlay’s dismay at the appalling poverty and deprivation in parts of Blackpool (Your Say, Gazette, March 2).

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Letters - March 7, 2017

Letters - March 7, 2017


Sad to lose it, but that is the reality

I read with sadness about the proposed demolition of Christ Church with All Saints on Palatine Road, but I was even more disgusted with the remarks of Joan Humble, the chairman of the Blackpool Civic Trust, when she said “the trust would look very carefully at this proposal because Christ Church is on the local list of historic buildings”.

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Blackpool Town Hall

Letters - March 6, 2017


Resort public needs more transparency

I am never surprised by the personal insults the leader of this council hands out to anyone who dares to criticise his management, but in the article in regard to the £9.5 million interest paid by the council over the last two years, his defence seems to be both contradictory and dangerous (Gazette, March 2).

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