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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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6:17pm Wednesday 25th 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.
11:57am Wednesday 25th February 2015
11:51am Wednesday 25th February 2015
Sir, – 1,695 Stokesley residents signed for their library to be a hybrid because an all-volunteer library is more vulnerable and they need a sustainable library. It was remarkable to encounter an almost unanimous quantity of strong support. With resounding clarity, they rejected county’s proposals to close the library and wanted it to remain in county provision. During 2013/14, Stokesley children, students and adults made over 40,000 visits to the library. We handed in the petition and personal responses and each councillor was given a copy of this speech.
11:43am Wednesday 25th February 2015
11:33am Wednesday 25th February 2015
Sir, – I was completely baffled by Mr Stephenson's letter (D&S Times, Feb 20) seemingly saying that he couldn't have any respect for people called Phil, Dave and Mick. I presume that he was saying that he would have more respect for them if they'd referred to themselves as Phillip, David and Michael. Such a view is utterly absurd, and is on a par with saying that people with double-barrelled surnames must be more worthy than those with single names. I can only assume Mr Stephenson fell asleep in the 1950s and has only just awoken.
11:27am Wednesday 25th February 2015
Sir, – I do not intend arguing with Mr Hodgson regarding the development at Scotch Corner (D&S Times, Feb 20)but do take issue with two key points raised. Surely the 90 units will create jobs in development and retail by the very nature of this being a new retail site. Secondly, no-one can be in the Metro Centre in half an hour from Scotch Corner. The centre is 40 miles away and the speed limit on the A1 is 70mph, however as the A1 is being upgraded at several locations, the current speed limit at the Angel of the North is 30mph. These roadworks start just north of Washington Services and continue beyond the Metro Centre. It is currently also 50mph at Scotch Corner until after the Darlington exit.
11:04am Wednesday 25th February 2015
11:01am Wednesday 25th February 2015
Sir, – The D&S Times is to be congratulated for obtaining the secret report into problems at Richmond School when, clearly, neither North Yorkshire County Council nor the headteacher would like us to know anything about the scathing criticisms of them and which led to the mass resignation of governors last year.
10:53am Wednesday 25th February 2015
Sir, – The final report into complaints submitted by me as former chair of governors at Richmond School in connection with events leading up to the issuing of the warning notice in February 2014 acknowledges that governance arrangements were sound and governing body actions taken via appropriate channels at all times.
10:46am Wednesday 25th February 2015
Sir, – I was very relieved to read in Beryl Bank`s letter (D&S Times, Feb 20) that the Northallerton bus service to James Cook Hospital is only a trial run until March and hope her husband has fully recovered and she has no further use for it.
Return of memorial plaques from Afghanistan prompts service to remember the fallen at North Yorkshire Army base
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'The day couldn't have been gloomier if I'd driven to Chernobyl with no sweets and a stone in my shoe...'
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SOMETIMES the column is written by Monday. A child has done something oh so hilarious over the weekend and other semi-interesting subjects have just popped into my head from nowhere. This is not one of those times.
5:27pm Thursday 5th February 2015
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5:49pm Wednesday 4th February 2015