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Letters - June 26, 2017


Link would allow joined-up thinking

The proposed news of better direct trains from London to Blackpool and vice versa is what’s needed to bring the resort up to date.

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Boundary Primary School, Dinmore Avenue, Grange Park, Blackpool.

Letters - June 15, 2017


Governors work tirelessly for school

I am always a bit behind by the time I see The Gazette as a pensioner with a very limited income I collect the papers from a friend after he has finished reading them.

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Michael Owen from Poulton-Le-Fylde, was injured by dogs while walking in Scorton early on in the year and still suffering six-months after the event.  The women responsible for the dogs ran off, but has since got in contact and sent him money and a card claiming she feels guilty, pictured with the card she sent.

Letters - June 14, 2017


Penalties for attacks needs to be stiffened

Nothing is going to change when it comes to dangerous dogs until the penalties for attacks are made much stiffer - both for the dog and the owner.

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Jeremy Corbyn.

Letters - June 13, 2017


May should stand down as leader

While Mrs May’s election campaign was shambolic and hidden from contact with the voters, Jeremy Corbyn was a revelation to the overwhelming majority of voters.

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Letters - June 12, 2017

Letters - June 12, 2017


Big brother watching you on weekly shop

I want to protest about the Aldi supermarket in Cleveleys. Indeed many of us shop at these premises. But be warned there could be hidden costs of shopping there.

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Tony Benn with trademark pipe and cuppa

Letters - June 8, 2017


Social media has many MPs on tightrope

As news now spreads much faster than it used to, today’s politicians are often faced with walking on a tightrope in their professional and personal lives.

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Traffic is reported to be slow in both directions betweenMoss House Lane and Plumpton Lane.

Letters - June 7, 2017


We will have gas fields on doorstep

Conservative candidates in the general election campaign have so far been evasive, ambiguous or ambivalent about the issue of fracking in the constituencies of Blackpool South and North as well in Fylde.

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Armed police on St Thomas Street, London, near the scene of last night's terrorist incident at Borough Market.

Letters - June 6, 2017


Police on beat not answer to terror

Among the avalanche of promises that Jeremy Corbyn keeps offering us is his claim that he would increase police numbers by thousands. He blames the necessary cuts in police numbers for the recent savage terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.

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Letters - June 5, 2017

Letters - June 5, 2017


Vote in line with your convictions

I am grateful and privileged to live in a democracy and acknowledge the sacrifices made by long gone generations to give me this right.

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Letters - June 1, 2017

Letters - June 1, 2017


Social media gives terrorist all he needs

In the aftermath of the horrendous events in Manchester a number of issues have and are being repeatedly debated. As someone who has taught counter terrorism here and in America, I would like to make two simple but important points.

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Exterior view of the Beachcomber, the new amusement centre at South Pier

Letters - 31 May 2017


Unacceptable mess after utility works

The upheaval and inconvenience caused by workmen of the National grid in South Shore was tolerated only for residents’ own good.

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People look at flowers and tributes left in St Ann's Square in Manchester, exactly a week since the Manchester Arena terror attack took place. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 29, 2017. See PA story POLICE Explosion. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Letters - May 30, 2017


Cuts to police has 
also cut effectiveness

It is unfortunate for Barry Clayton that he is so self opinionated when it comes to policing matters.

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Letters - May 25, 2017

Letters - May 25, 2017


Mark Menzies poll
pamphlet ‘offensive’

It is with great anger and frustration that I received a mail shot from the local Conservative candidate in the constituency of Fylde, Mark Menzies, telling me that supporters of Jeremy Corbyn have “spent their lives campaigning to dismantle HM armed forces” and “BAE Systems is the biggest employer in the Fylde and its very existence is threatened by Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party”.

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Blackpool's Kelvin Mellor (right) celebrates scoring his sides third goal to make the score 3-3 on the night and win the tie on aggregate

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The EFL Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Semi Final Second Leg - Luton Town v Blackpool - Thursday 18th May 2017 - Kenilworth Road - Luton

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Letters - May 24, 2017


This is the time to back Blackpool

What a great achievement by Gary Bowyer and his Blackpool team to get to the Wembley play-off final, despite all the off-field problems. What a boost for the whole town and a day for celebration and support by all who have “The Pool” as their team.

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Cannabis use amongst the over 50's is on the increase

Letters - May 23, 2017


Closure will be a sad loss to community

I was very sorry to hear of the imminent closure of Grange Park Post Office and Newsagents. Another vital service to the community lost!

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Cyclist on the pavement in Fleetwood

Letters - May 22, 2017


Pavements are 
not safe any more

I am in total agreement with all that Trevor Wainwright says about cyclists riding on the pavement. But he and people who share his opinions are wasting their time and breath.

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A European Union flag in front of the Palace of Westminster. Parliament must be able to scrutinise the Brexit process and be given the final say over any treaties covering the new relationship between the UK and European Union, peers have said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday July 22, 2016. A House of Lords committee said the success or failure of the talks between the UK and the EU will have "profound and lasting implications" for the nation and it is "inconceivable" that there should not be parliamentary oversight. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Letters - May 18, 2017


Marsden out of touch on Europe

This is not a party political statement, although it does contain one.

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New free schools have been approved for Leeds to the glee of Tory councillors.

Letters - May 17 2017


Far worse than scrapping free milk

In Blackpool over many years we have seen increasing levels of poverty still rising, making Blackpool one of the most deprived towns in the country. Living standards are set to fall but for Blackpool with over 50 per cent of children living in poverty, through low wages and unemployment, I begin to despair at the policies of the government that continue cutting budgets in the public sector, meaning lowering wages more and loss of jobs.

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Elton John's concert on Blackpool promenade.

Letters - May 16, 2017


Concert will bring traffic chaos

I read about the forthcoming music festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend to be staged on the council’s white elephant otherwise known as the Tower Headland.

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Letters - May 15, 2017

Letters - May 15, 2017


Fish park proposal is a waste of money

In reply to Gordon McCann’s recent letter about the Fleetwood Fish Park, it seems his knowledge of the fishing industry that used to be, is very limited.

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