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LETTER: HS2 is a white elephant

There are many follies in England’s green and pleasant land. Most were built by individuals perhaps wanting to leave a permanent monument to them having existed and having enjoyed some measure of success in their lives. 
Most have some artistic or architectural merit and so have survived. Generally they have no practical use, hence their naming as ‘follies’.

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LETTER: Mansfield Brewery who’s who

LETTER: Mansfield Brewery who’s who

I’ve just had the photo published in the November 9 Chad pointed out to me, thinking that I was one of the subjects. You asked who they were so here goes. 
Seated left is Steve Westby, then Nottingham breweries liaison officer for CAMRA.
Centre, in the white coat is Richard MJ Meadows, then brewing production manager, now sadly deceased. Richard finished his career at Mansfield as production director at the Wolverhampton and Dudley, now Marston’s, takeover in 2000.

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LETTER: Fracking is a threat to our drinking water

LETTER: Fracking is a threat to our drinking water

Fracking is not a “political football”, opposition to it is based on an understanding that fracking poses a serious risk to health, the environment and our long term economic well-being as opposed to a short-term unsustainable fix. 
There is opposition to fracking across a range of parties – Greens, Labour, Liberal Democrats and even some Tories in affected areas. It is a cross party concern. It is banned or subject to moratoriums in a number of countries and increasingly the companies trying to develop it in the UK are coming up against financial difficulties and lack of investor confidence.

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Pudsey Bear - BBC Children in Need logo

LETTER: Royal cash should be spent on key services

I watched with absolute admiration the efforts of the young people taking part in the Rickshaw Challenge for Children in Need.

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LETTER: First animals, will humans be next?

LETTER: First animals, will humans be next?

A person capable of dumping a horse with a broken neck by the side of the road and leaving them to die - “RSPCA issues appeal after horse dumped at roadside with broken neck”, November 24 - should worry those in the local community.

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LETTER: Contact your MP with rubbish issues

LETTER: Contact your MP with rubbish issues

A bonfire is a large and controlled outdoor wood fire.
It is traditional to have one on November 5, with an effigy of a brutally executed terrorist – there were three others, but their names were boring and unmemorable. 
Since the self-appointed custodians of “British values” can’t make up their minds about which is more important out of tradition and businesses generating the absolute maximum possible profit, it’s apparently appropriate to have one on the nearest Friday, or Saturday or Sunday, instead, so we don’t go home from being hard working even a minute early.

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GP Doctors NHS

LETTER: NHS should be top priority

It was just in June that leading ‘leave’ campaigners signed an open letter to the effect that leaving the EU would benefit public finances leaving £5,5 billion more to spend on the NHS and allowing VAT to be removed from energy bills.

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Poppy appeal, traditional poppies

LETTER: A quiet and thoughtful service

At this time of year, we approach the Sunday when, as a nation, we remember the sacrifices of so many servicemen and women in conflicts and theatres of war. 
Up and down the country, remembrance services will take place in so many differing locations.

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LETTER: Scrap smaller councils and form a unitary authority

LETTER: Scrap smaller councils and form a unitary authority

On the BBC’s East Midlands Today programme on Tuesday, November 1, Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry said: “I would get rid of the borough council, which I know wouldn’t be very popular with a lot of people, especially those councillors who sit on it. 
But then I’d have a unitary authority here in Nottinghamshire to do the really big, heavy work.”

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Shale fracking rig. (s)

LETTER: Don’t swallow all you hear about fracking

Barry Martin (Your Letters, Chad, Oct 19) is entitled to his opinion on Sir Alan Meale, we all have one.

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LETTER: I back call to cut A60 speed limit

LETTER: I back call to cut A60 speed limit

I am writing in support of Portland Training College and its efforts to get better road safety on the A60 Mansfield to Nottingham Road.

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Boarded up property on Old Newark Road, Bellamy Road estate, Mansfield.

LETTER: Hope Bellamy Road regeneration will become a reality

I felt compelled to reply to a letter by David Cooke in the Chad of October 26.

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When the fireworks start, use science to support your dog

LETTER: Homeless pets are so faithful

I was observing some photographs of homeless people on the streets.

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LETTER: Remember the animals of war

As Remembrance Day approaches, it is important to remember war is not just a human catastrophe.

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LETTER: Compulsory dental care for refugees could be seen as punishment

LETTER: Compulsory dental care for refugees could be seen as punishment

I was surprised by Tory MP David Davies’ sudden interest in the dental care of the few young refugees who are at last being allowed to enter the UK from the Calais “Jungle”.

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Mansfield Market Place.

LETTER: Where have market stalls gone?

I would like to ask what has happened to Mansfield market?

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Boarded up property on Old Newark Road, Bellamy Road estate, Mansfield.

LETTER: Don’t hold your breath for Bellamy Road change

I was reading with interest the letter in the Chad from the resident of Bellamy Road about the lack of amenities.

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LETTER: Money is driving factor behind fracking

LETTER: Money is driving factor behind fracking

We are being bombarded with the issue of fracking. 
Is it right or wrong, good or bad for the people who live in areas where fracking will take place?

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Boarded up property on Old Newark Road, Bellamy Road estate, Mansfield.

LETTER: Put some heart into Bellamy Road estate community

I’m writing this mini article to see if I can spark some interest in the state of the Bellamy Road Estate.

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