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3:07pm Wednesday 25th March 2015
AROUND a hundred parents sat in the hall at The Wensleydale School this week to find out why the head teacher had departed unexpectedly and what was being done to improve the school's performance after the last GCSE results were so disappointing.
12:59pm Wednesday 25th March 2015
Sir, – As an employed person I have no choice but to pay my fair share of tax. I am not rich enough or privileged enough to weasel my way out of it. Most of the uses of my tax I do not mind. I strongly object to people and corporations dodging paying their fair share. If they are members of our country it is their responsibility to pay their fair share of tax as I do.
12:00pm Wednesday 25th March 2015
Sir, – On May 7, elections will take place in Hambleton district. This year there will be a difference as the number of councillors is being reduced from 44 to 28. This reduction in councillors gives an opportunity to bring an end to many years of domination by the Conservative group on this council who have always enjoyed a very large majority of Conservative members. For a district council to be held to account, it needs opposition councillors. A 50/50 mix of Conservative and others either independent, Labour, Lib Dem, Ukip and others would make a better council. Major decisions that in the past have affected the electorate, the likes of car parking charges as an example and many more, could if they were thought to be the wrong decision be stopped at the full council meeting.
11:51am Wednesday 25th March 2015
Sir, – With reference to Sue Holden's letter (D&S Times, March 13) which claims there is a single file rule over Skeeby bridge - this is not true. The 'give way' sign means do not impede approaching traffic. The priority sign applies to the left hand lane only. Halfway across two curved arrows reinforce this. Two cars passing on the bridge have a clearance of four to five feet; that is more than enough for competent drivers. A lot of drivers do mistakenly stop, not knowing the meaning of 'give way'. Other drivers not knowing the meaning of 'priority', flash lights, shake fists and even drive down the centre of the road impeding oncoming traffic. It comes down to a lack of knowledge about the highway code.
11:31am Wednesday 25th March 2015
Sir, – I wanted to take this opportunity to thank your readers and everyone who has supported the MRI Scanner Appeal at the Friarage Hospital - our dedicated fundraising appeal organised through South Tees Hospitals Charity in partnership with the Friends of the Friarage Hospital.
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4:00pm Monday 9th March 2015
HARROGATE is lovely. The history as a Spa town, the green open spaces on the Stray, the elegant buildings, the beautiful people - calling in from elsewhere in the region it can resemble another country.
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11:08am Friday 27th February 2015
News reaches me of Dales ex-pats now living in Sweden who have this newspaper flown out first thing Friday morning and I'm forever going on about the First World War soldier who had the D&S sent out to him in the trenches.
11:10am Friday 27th February 2015
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12:32pm Wednesday 25th February 2015
Sir, – In a newspaper which proclaims itself to be independent of any political party it was disappointing to see a full page devoted to the Conservative Party general election candidate for Richmond. As similar treatment is not to be accorded to the other candidates we must assume that the editor is endorsing the Conservative Party candidate.