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LETTER: Manchester attack - Government have a lot to answer to

I have been deeply troubled by the awful terrorist attack in Manchester and the Government’s inability to prevent it.
Seems to me that the authorities knew an awful lot about the bomber both prior to and immediately after the attack. For example they knew the identity of the man two hours after he had atomised himself with his own bomb, the police have picked up his associates within a matter of days. It has been widely reported that he has fought in the Libyan civil war in his school holidays as a teenager and he has been reported to the authorities on at least three occasions by concerned members of the public for holding extremist views.
Just what do you need on you curriculum vitae (CV) of terror to become a person of interest to the authorities. In all this time he has been allowed to shuttle between war torn Libya and Manchester completely unhindered.
Questions need asking of the Government of how they have allowed this to happen. At best it looks like gross incompetence and at worst it looks like he has enjoyed some level of official protection as being an enemy of our enemies. 
Answers to these questions need to be known now, not 30 years later when those responsible are either dead or safely in receipt of a very generous state pension.

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LETTER: Morrisons say thanks for Love Manchester fundraiser

LETTER: Morrisons say thanks for Love Manchester fundraiser

The staff and management of Morrisons, Buxton would like to thank staff and customers for the money donated to the love Manchester fund, we collected £810.37.
The company also has the Morrisons Foundation and we’re each providing £125,000 to the ‘Love Manchester’ fund. 
Many of our other stores also held bucket collections, and as a business we’ve been supporting the police, hospitals and local authorities with supplies and we will continue to do whatever we can to support those affected by the terrible attack that took place in Manchester.
This week we will be collecting money for the UK Solidarity fund run by the Red Cross and helping those effected by recent events in London.
Thanks again to everyone who contributed any donations.

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LETTER: Terrorism - How much more?

LETTER: Terrorism - How much more?

I wrote a letter in last week’s Buxton Advertiser (It’s time to crush them, June 1), which you kindly printed, saying that, in my view, the security authorities should not just be keeping terrorist suspects under surveillance they should get in first and throw them out of the country before they get chance to carry out an attack.

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LETTER: Standing ovation for top pianist

LETTER: Standing ovation for top pianist

As a classical music ‘twitcher’ I had to see a ‘world top pianist’ playing in Manchester.

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LETTER: We are facing a health ticking time bomb

LETTER: We are facing a health ticking time bomb

Prevention is better than a cure and this is especially true when it comes to public health spending in the UK.

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LETTER: Council has a moral duty to resolve lorry situation

LETTER: Council has a moral duty to resolve lorry situation

I am writing to express my objections to the constant use by Lomas lorries being driven down the narrow residential road known as Queens Road in Buxton.

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LETTER: Build prisons off the coast

LETTER: Build prisons off the coast

We will never deal effectively with convicted terrorists until we as a society provide an adequate deterrent.

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Are you burying your head in the sand when it comes to your finances?

LETTER: NHS is facing pay crisis

When the Government dealt nursing staff another real-terms pay cut earlier this month, the Royal College of Nursing decided to ask all 270,000 of its members working in the NHS, including 16,000 in the East Midlands, how they want to respond.

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LETTER: We have to decide what is best for us and our country

LETTER: We have to decide what is best for us and our country

Having received a leaflet giving a taste of the voting record of Andrew Bingham, I thought I would share it for the benefit of those of us who haven’t had one.
Mr Bingham voted for: 
Cuts to disability benefits.
Increasing tuition fees.
Reducing corporation tax.
Repealing the Human Rights Act.
He voted against:
Measures to prevent climate change.
Raising benefits in line with prices.
Investigating the Iraq war.
Same sex marriage.
Increasing tax for incomes over £150,000.
Presumably Mr Bingham will let us know if these details are incorrect.
Tory policies are resulting in cuts to school budgets, fewer police on the streets and an NHS funding gap of £355million in Derbyshire by 2021.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) criticises the Tories for proposing five more years of austerity. 
What will this mean for more of our public services?
As for reducing immigrants this will apparently cost millions for the treasury and I wonder who will be working in our hospitals, care homes and hotels . 
Who will be picking our vegetables and dealing with our recycling? More information from our politicians and fewer horror stories from various media sources would be helpful. On June 8, we have to decide who will work for all of us and not just the super rich and privileged. Let us all vote for a decent future for all even if it means paying more in taxes.

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LETTER: How long will the EU last without us?

LETTER: How long will the EU last without us?

I know I’m not the first Englishman to think this but just who do Angela Merkel and her pals in Brussels think they are, asking us to pay billions of pounds to leave the European Union?

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LETTER: It’s time to crush the terrorists

LETTER: It’s time to crush the terrorists

Am I missing something?

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LETTER: Time to deal with terrorists effectively

LETTER: Time to deal with terrorists effectively

We will never deal effectively with convicted terrorists until we as a society provide an adequate deterrent.

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LETTER: Throw terror suspects out of the country

Am I missing something?

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LETTER: Abortion law could ‘open floodgates’

LETTER: Abortion law could ‘open floodgates’

Campaigners fear that moves to decriminalise the killing of unborn babies in England and Wales will open the floodgates to abortion on demand are well founded.

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LETTER: Disappointed Mr Bingham refused to take part in husting

LETTER: Disappointed Mr Bingham refused to take part in husting

During the 2015 election, I decided to attend one of the many hustings where all the candidates state their case to their potential voters.

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LETTER: HGV parking - what exactly do people want?

LETTER: HGV parking - what exactly do people want?

People are objecting to HGV parking on Tongue Lane industrial estate.

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LETTER: Local elections - Progressive alliance needed

LETTER: Local elections - Progressive alliance needed

A quick look at the results of the Derbyshire County Council election, in which the Conservatives gained 17 seats, 15 from Labour and two from Lib Dems, showed that 11 of those seats would not have been lost if the Labour, Lib Dem and Green candidates had not been competing for the non-Tory votes, i.e. if there had been a ‘progressive alliance’ agreed.

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LETTER: Young Voters need to register and have a voice

LETTER: Young Voters need to register and have a voice

I’m writing to urge young people to register to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote before May 23.

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LETTER: Tougher stance on Brexit is needed

If I was a member of any club, say a golf club or miners’ welfare, which I am not, and I decided to leave I would go to whoever the right person was and say something along the lines of: “I am leaving today and you will get no more subs and your agreements and rules will no longer be accepted by me. You can like it or lump it.”

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LETTER: Protect wildlife, not vermin

LETTER: Protect wildlife, not vermin

A reader’s letter earlier this year gave the impression that grey squirrels are cuddly, friendly and do nothing wrong.

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