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LETTER: Seagull attacks are rare

During the summer period, there are always alarmist stories of gulls ‘attacking’ people, which inevitably lead to calls to cull them.

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LETTER: Victorian values - We must work together

LETTER: Victorian values - We must work together

In response to Alan Warner’s alarming Victorian values printed in last week’s Advertiser I would like to offer a more community spirited- 21st century- hopeful tone. 
Working together to support less advantaged members of our community is in my view the only way a civilised society can behave, it is short sighted to assume that drug and alcohol dependency is borne out of a lack of decency as suggested by your reader.

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LETTER: Negotiations will be difficult

LETTER: Negotiations will be difficult

I’m sorry that your correspondent, Pam Jones (Advertiser, July 13), feels she was “tricked” into voting for Ruth George, but there are certain points she should take into account before wishing for, and changing her vote at an early election.
The Labour Party campaigned to remain in Europe: that was our best option. However, the majority of the population said: no, we want to leave.

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LETTER: Leopards do not change their spots

LETTER: Leopards do not change their spots

Jeremy Corbyn (& Co) are on a par with other deluded leaders (both in this age and historically) by radicalising the youth of this country by hosting mass rallies and using music festivals politically to offer ‘sweeties’ as an incentive to blindly follow. 
The main sweetener being free university tuition fees which is very noble in itself but financially unsustainable, which he well knows.
This man and his Marxist cronies do not have the best interests of this country at heart only their own selfish egos as is the case with most revolutionary politicians. 
Leopards do not change their spots, he is an agitator through and through and has repeatedly shown his true colours by his past dealings with known political disruptors.
Do not be fooled by this man (many of his own party aren’t as we have very publicly witnessed) as we all know there is no such thing as a free lunch. 
He operates in a very dictatorial manner under that false smiley front. Be aware - be very aware.

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LETTER: Dogs were ‘uncontrolled’ in spring gardens

LETTER: Dogs were ‘uncontrolled’ in spring gardens

We would like, through your newspaper, to thank all of the enormously kind people who came to our aid on Saturday, July 8 in Spring Gardens when our dog was set upon by two uncontrolled white dogs.
This attack left us, an 85, 86 and 13-year-old dog traumatised. 
We learnt from a bystander that this was not the first incident involving these dogs that morning.
Many, many thanks to everyone who came to our assistance from coffee for us, water for our dog, to comfort and carrying our dog back to the car for us. Such caring kindness.
The dog was given a sedative by the vet but is now fit and well…we needed a strong drink! 
The matter is being investigated by the police.
Thank you everyone.

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Cake baker extraordinaire Molly Robbins will be in attendance.

LETTER: Cuppa and a cake for Breast Cancer Care

Like many of your readers, I know first-hand how devastating a breast cancer can be as I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer when I was 46.

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LETTER: Dementia tax - A fair and equitable system

LETTER: Dementia tax - A fair and equitable system

Ruth George is the first female MP for the High Peak and I found her leaflets honest, refreshing and easily understood. 
She cares and empathises as someone who understands and appreciates the pressures of family life in the High Peak and the difficulties and problems people are facing. Edwina says “She has a lot to follow,” but she has a head start being familiar with parliament and MPs from her job and being involved in many improvement campaigns related to school funding, traffic congestion and pollution, fair pay, taxes and benefits and the NHS and social care. 
I dispute Martin Cutts point that she wrongly referred to the dementia tax and that there was no such proposal in the Tory manifesto. 
My sister was diagnosed five years ago with vascular dementia which is a progressive illness. People want to stay in their own homes and with the care from family and help of social services and community nursing that was possible for her for four years. She received a means tested budget linked to the assessment of her social and medical needs. If her house had been included in that assessment of her assets then no way could she have stayed at home because she would have had no extra budget entitlement and no carers to support her family. It is the dementia sufferers who would have to enter care homes earlier in these circumstances. Anyone who has had to look after such family members knows about the continuous stress, pressure and worries the family members are faced with means they just could not cope. They really need that additional help and support.
Including the home value in the equation would prevent people from remaining in their own homes and having some measure of independence. She is now settled in a good quality local care home having had experience of four others which were not suitable but she pays £700 a week having had to sell her house to pay such fees. The system of deferring fees already happens today but better to pay your way whilst you are here than have administrative costs and interests accruing on those deferred costs which would have been the situation. 
Finding a system of providing social care which is fair and equitable will not be easy. Ruth George says “By working together we can all make a difference.” Surely it is in this area of social care that we need cross party consensus to ensure it is not used as a political football.

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LETTER: NHS is running on fumes

LETTER: NHS is running on fumes

As leading doctors from across the UK gather for the annual British Medical Association (BMA) conference in Bournemouth, the Government must listen to the concerns of the medical profession as the chairman of the BMA warns that the Government is running the NHS on ‘nothing but fumes’.

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LETTER: Send a message of thanks to helpers

LETTER: Send a message of thanks to helpers

In recent months our country has witnessed terror attacks in Manchester and London.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock HQ.

LETTER: Open letter to Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Lewis,

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LETTER: Rules needed to keep kids safe online

LETTER: Rules needed to keep kids safe online

The internet can be a wonderful resource for young people to learn, socialise and get support.

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LETTER: Thieves and killers manipulate the law

LETTER: Thieves and killers manipulate the law

A reply to Steven Lee’s letter (read here) ‘What more do you need on CV of terror?’ In three words: human rights laws. The thieves, crooks, murderers and terrorists of this world thrive on these three words and know how to manipulate it to the full and just within the law.

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

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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