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  • Railway makes right connection

    IN a week when the Government announced plans to spend billions upgrading rail services between the North of England's major conurbations, we report on how work is almost complete on a more modest railway project – connecting the Wensleydale Railway to Northallerton once more. read more

  • Make cuts elsewhere

    Sir, – Faceless bureaucrats in London are now telling us all that there is a massive funding crisis in the NHS and a big hole in the NHS budget. read more

  • Not so far

    Sir, – I refer to the recent letters against the proposed Gateway car park in Bedale (D&S Times, Oct 10, 17 and 24). read more

  • Out of Hours farce

    Sir, – It beggars belief to find a local NHS so lacking in the comprehension of the healthcare needs of the local communities in Richmondshire that fall within their charge. Have they learnt nothing from the Friarage downgrading debacle? read more

  • High Street ideas

    Sir, – The controversy over Stockton High Street shows no signs of abating, with the council now disputing the LDA survey over the number of empty shops. In the meantime, it still looks like a building site. read more

  • EU demand

    Sir, – Surprise! The EU Commission want two billion euros from us. This raises some questions: Is it within the rules? Yes. Did our government know about these rules? Yes. Is it reasonable? No. Is it necessary? No. Is it fair and equitable? No. Should we pay? No. read more

  • Retail park questions

    Sir, – I refer to your report last week about opposition to plans for a retail development at Scotch Corner (D&S Times, Oct 24). read more

  • Threat to income

    Sir, – The letter from Marcus Grover and the comments of Charles Barker (D&S Times, Oct 24) last Friday, set out very clearly the damage that would follow the development of a designer outlet village at Scotch Corner. read more

  • Hamilton feels far from comfortable

    Lewis Hamilton has conceded to feeling far from comfortable as the battle for this year's Formula One world title heads into the home straight. read more

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