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LETTER: Sad to see church close for the final time

It was sad to see another place of worship, St Barnabas Church in Liversedge, close recently.

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File photo dated 07/12/10 of a general view of an NHS logo as the number of complaints made to the Health Service Ombudsman increased by 8% in a year, figures show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 9, 2012. The NHS received 150,859 complaints between 2011 and 2012, of those, 16,337 patients or family members were dissatisfied with the way the NHS tried to resolve their concerns and referred the complaint on to the Health Service Ombudsman, figures show. There were 1,523 complaints about the NHS not acknowledging mistakes in care, according to a report by the ombudsman. And more than 1,600 people complained about inadequate remedies being offered, including inadequate apologies. Almost 100 people said they had been unfairly removed from GP practice lists after a dispute or disagreement. See PA story HEALTH Complaints. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

LETTER: What direction is our health service heading?

This week we remember our soldiers who gave their lives in the world wars for our country, some as young as 17 who had lied about their age so they could go to war and fight to keep our country free and were proud to do.

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Whitcliffe Mount Sports Centre.

LETTER: Curious as to how council came to its decision

Following my experience of Kirklees Council’s decision-making process over the closure of Whitcliffe Mount Sports Centre, I was curious as to how the council arrived at the decision to close some of our local cultural and heritage facilities, and more importantly, exactly what criteria they used to determine where the axe falls?

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Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin

GARRY KITCHIN LETTER: Sad that by-election was a one-sided affair

I am writing to thank the people who voted for me in last week’s by-election.

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LETTER: Curwen’s anniversary is a special occasion

On July 1, 1988 an engraved memorial commemorating Heckmondwike-born John Curwen, originator, according to the Heckmondwike Herald report, of the tonic sol fa system of teaching singing, was unveiled.

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Supporters gather at the Orgreave Rally 31 years on from the battles there

LETTER: ‘No inquiry into Orgreave is a total disgrace’

What a disgraceful decision by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, to deny the miners justice by not allowing any inquiry into the so-called ‘Battle of Orgreave’.

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More than 400 patients were reported missing from hospitals and other NHS sites in Leeds in 2015/16. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

LETTER: A few more questions on NHS costs

The North Kirklees CCG engagement about people’s attitudes to costs in the NHS did not answer several questions.

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Red House, Gomersal
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LETTER: Incensed at decision to shut Kirklees museum

I was incensed to read that despite the public outcry, the Red House Museum is to close.

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LETTER: Open invitation for Corbyn to visit Dewsbury

I was returning from an afternoon and early evening out in Bradford last Saturday and with the recent complete lack of debate over immigration and Brexit at the Labour Party Conference still rattling through my brain, the following came to mind.

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LETTER: Is by-election a real show of democracy?

I write as the only local candidate in the Batley and Spen by-election.

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LETTER: Why should patients lose out on NHS money?

At the North Kirklees CCG ‘engagement’ last Wednesday, participants thought about spending NHS money.

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Cleckheaton Town Hall. (D541C414)

LETTER: Less doom and gloom - Let’s raise a cheer for local talents

In the last couple of weeks I have been to watch two wonderful musical theatre productions by local amateur groups.

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Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 10/07/16 - Press - Brontes in Bloom - Red House Museum, Gomersal, England - Bronte in Bloom at Red House Museum.

LETTER: Museum closure is a disgraceful way to treat the town

On Monday, the Kirklees Council’s Cabinet voted to close Dewsbury Museum.

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LETTER: Big thanks to those who came to charity tea

Please can I say a big thank you to everyone whom attended the Macmillan Afternoon tea party held at my house on Crossley Lane, on Saturday, October 1.

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Tracy Brabin.

LETTER: Tracy Brabin has ability to engage with everybody

I had the privilege of working with Tracy Brabin for five years in my role as co-ordinator of the ‘Write to Life’ group at Freedom from Torture.

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Red House Museum in Gomersal which may start charging a �3.50 admission fee

LETTER: Museum building in Kirklees must be preserved

I paid a short visit on Saturday to the Scarecrow festival held at St Mary’s Church in Gomersal.

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Gary Sykes looks back on a historic career following his retirement. Picture: Jake Oakley.

LETTER: Gary is a stand-out ambassador

I’d like to take this opportunity to recognise the career of Gary Sykes.

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LETTER: Game shows the unity that exists

LETTER: Game shows the unity that exists

My father played for Staincliffe Cricket Club before and after the First World War and I played for the club in the 1960s.

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GV's to go with a story about a redesign of Dewsbury town centre. Idea is that Market Place and the Town Hall Square are too busy with clutter (benches, plant boxes, bandstands etc) and council are going to clear it up to make it more attractive, better to walk around.

LETTER: Dewsbury is a shadow of its former self

I wish to concur with everything John Sheen said in his letter (August 25) and add my comments to it.

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Halifax road entrance to Dewsbury and District Hospital.

LETTER: Let’s not take the NHS for granted

Last Friday saw the first downgrade to Dewsbury Hospital.

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