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LETTER: We need to stand up and fight for our libraries

The Friends of Batley Library group was set up in August 2015 to help stave off the threat of closure to this magnificent building.

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LETTER: Kirklees’ streets require a good spring clean

Now that I’m retired I have more time to get around our area on foot and by car which means no more commuting for me.

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Wilton Estate, Batley.  (d601k345)

LETTER: Batley estate is being blighted by yobs

I write as a concerned resident of Batley’s Wilton estate.

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LETTER: Beakers were not just limited to Batley!

LETTER: Beakers were not just limited to Batley!

Not to be outdone by the Batley commemorative beaker shown in the letters page (February 9 edition), I had to send you this picture of one from mighty Dewsbury!

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Cleckheaton Library. (D541B430)

LETTER: Libraries are vital and need to be protected

I am more than unhappy about the proposed cuts to Kirklees libraries outlined recently.

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Job Centre

LETTER: Job centres are out of touch in today’s world

I noticed that Batley’s job centre may close.

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LETTER: Faceless Winston Churchill on new five pound note

With all the hype that has surrounded the new £5 note and that some people have been paying a fortune for certain ones, we never really gave it much thought - until recently.

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New Labour Candidate for Spen Tracy Brabin, pictured at Cleckheaton..24th September 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

LETTER: Government continues to ignore our area

How much more can Dewsbury and Batley take?

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GP Doctors NHS.

LETTER: Why is making an appointment to see a doctor such a rigmarole?

Today I received a letter from my GP at the Greenway Medical Practice in Cleckheaton asking me to contact the surgery to arrange a telephone interview with a Doctor.

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Bacon's Figure Study II

LETTER: Let’s send the Francis Bacon painting on a tour of the UK

Why can’t the forward-thinking Kirklees Council send the painting on an annual tour of the UK?

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We need more parking

LETTER: A solution to town’s parking issues

I am writing in regards to the problem of parking on Station Road, Back Station Road and the Library car park in Mirfield.

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Doctors and nurses at work in the Accident and Emergency Department at Leeds General Infirmary. Picture by Anna Gowthorpe

LETTER: A 19-hour wait in A&E to start the new year

Having read your article about Dewsbury A&E over the festive period I felt I had to get in touch.

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LETTER: Her Majesty was right to shun train trip

I see that the Queen has once again demonstrated her concern for her subjects by cancelling a Christmas train trip for fear of infecting fellow travellers with her cold germs.

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The newly-restored gates at Batley's Wilton Park, back in the early 2000s.

LETTER: Entrance gates at park in need of some TLC

The gates at Wilton Park in Batley were supposed to be maintained regularly.

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M62 motorway and moors near Rishworth.

LETTER: Article brought back memories of days gone by

I wish to thank you for the amazing photo of the M62 in the November 10 edition (40 years of the M62).

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LETTER: Care homes like this one are hard to come by

In response to your article about Ashmeadows Residential home in Cleckheaton, I would like to make a few comments of my own.

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LETTER: Premier League star’s hat-trick brings back memories of Ravensthorpe player

On Wednesday, December 14, Salomon Rondon scored three goals with his head, playing for West Bromwich against Swansea City.

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Spen Valley Greenway by Howard Benn

LETTER: Disgusted by theft of tree in broad daylight

Just to report to your newspaper an incident that I witnessed on the Spen Valley Greenway.

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The former Liversedge shop

LETTER: Appeal for info on former Liversedge shop

I am part of a Facebook group covering the area of Spen Valley.

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LETTER: Local hospital saved my life so please support it

I am taking part in ‘Decembeard’ this month.

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