4:05pm Friday 19th September 2014
12:29pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – When you read the document published by the County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust called Right First Time 24/7 you can see the new name for a walk-in centre is to be emergency centre and the new name for A&E departments is going to be major emergency centres. It is proposed there are going to be only 40 to 70 major emergency centres in the country; that would be A&E Departments to you and me. Are we to have a major emergency centre in Darlington or not?
12:23pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – A No vote in the Scottish referendum will undoubtedly be bad news for the region. More money per capita is currently spent on Scotland than England, when really because of the make-up of the latter the reverse should be the case. We are in effect subsidising a country which has a higher standard of living than ourselves. How can this be right or fair.
12:17pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – After some of the maternity services were withdrawn from the Friarage Hospital, it was with dismay that I read that you should no longer take your sick child to the A&E department at night as services were being scaled down.
12:08pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
12:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
11:57am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – An exhibition of Northallerton clocks in aid of the Friarage Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal is to be held at Tennants auction centre, Leyburn, starting later this month. It has been widely publicised in posters and flyers distributed throughout North Yorkshire, in articles published in newspapers and periodicals, in letters sent to numerous organisations in and around Northallerton and Leyburn and on the exhibition website (www.northallertonclocks.info).
11:51am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – With reference to Spectator’s Notes (D&S Times, September 12), the Aysgarth concert featuring Show of Hands has been sold out for over a month and we now have a waiting list. I can only express my condolences to those of your colleagues who prefer Ant & Dec. Be assured that quality entertainment is always available in the Dales.
11:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – Having read many of the letter's recently surrounding Richmond recently, the team behind Richmond Farmers Market would like to remind the people of Richmond and councillors what a great and truly local farmers' market they have in the town. We have meat, cheese, beer, herbs and other products being made within 15 miles of Richmond (Lacey's Cheese, Richmond Beers, Garth Cottage Herbs) by honest, hardworking people who want to keep Richmond thriving. We like to think we contribute towards the appeal of the town. Our next market will be held tomorrow, Saturday, September 20, from 8:30am until 2:30pm and is on every third Saturday of the month.
11:45am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – Here I am, keen marathon runner, member of Bedale Running Club and member Hambleton Leisure Centre, Northallerton. My usual long run yesterday morning included said leisure centre cross country course, football fields etc.
11:23am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir, – Being brought up in the Upper Dale in the thirties, I have always enjoyed a trip back, but I never realised how spectacular the view of Penhill coming out of Leyburn was until reading Mark Flowers' article (D&S, July 25) stating how all the exotic places he has visited across the planet, none of them could compare with the view of Penhill coming out of Leyburn.
6:23pm Friday 12th September 2014
Sir, – A big thank you and well done to David Beadle from Shildon who completed the Great North Run in one hour 44 mins and so far has raised over £600 for The Friends of Darlington Memorial Hospital Volunteer Car Service. David’s father John Beadle is one of the 15 volunteer drivers based at DMH who provide transport to needy patients in and out of hospital giving both their time and use of their own cars receiving a small payment to cover fuel and running costs. These volunteers do an exceptional job for patients living in Darlington and the wider rural areas who do not need an ambulance but otherwise have travel to hospital difficulties Last year they looked after over 7,000 patients and travelled 284,000 miles. David’s efforts and very valuable contribution to help offset the costs of the service is greatly appreciated.
6:20pm Friday 12th September 2014
6:18pm Friday 12th September 2014
Sir, – The letter from the chair of Skeeby Parish Council (D&S Times, August 29), which purports to give the full facts, requires some corrections and additions. Firstly, the reference to a very serious accident soon after the fatal one on July 13, 1999 is incorrect. The county council's accredited accident statistics show that the first serious accident after this date was November 12, 2002, which was after the installation of the speed humps.
6:04pm Friday 12th September 2014
5:47pm Friday 12th September 2014
5:33pm Friday 12th September 2014
5:29pm Friday 12th September 2014
Sir, – The recent assertion by Cllr Nick Wallis that the only way his party can afford £30,000/£60,000 to reopen the Darlington market toilets would be by reducing the budget for elderly care, beggars belief. Surely the provision of toilets should be part of the elderly care package.
5:15pm Friday 12th September 2014
Sir, – Good to see that Mr Parsons is a true politician and only mentions the point that does not affect him which is the Richmond shops. I, among a lot of others, used to buy all my Christmas presents from these shops a long time ago – but no longer.
4:58pm Friday 12th September 2014
Sir, - I refer to the letter from Cllr Stuart Parsons (D&S Timnes, September 5) in response to a letter from Mrs Kemp the week earlier - where upon Cllr Parsons calls upon us all to celebrate our wonderful town. We could not agree more, and have in fact organised an event to do just that. Shop Local Charity Fashion Show is happening in Richmond on October 25 in the Town Hall and is a celebration and coming together of the many wonderful local independent businesses we have in Richmond and the surrounding area.
10:14pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Sir, – ‘Brilliant’ sums up the immensely enjoyable production of Glass, Ken Skrzesz’s contemporary interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass I recently saw at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond.
10:07pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
9:23pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
9:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Sir, – For over a decade we have seen hospital services taken away from large communities like ours. Across England people are being made to go to some vast regional hospital instead, especially for A &E.
9:09pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Sir, – Cllr Paul Rummery concludes his lengthy letter (D&S Times, Aug 29) by saying: "The speed bumps, while not universally popular, have done the job they were designed to do. There have been no more serious accidents....."
8:07am Tuesday 2nd September 2014
9:56pm Monday 1st September 2014
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10:59am Wednesday 27th August 2014
Sir, �— Hambleton District Council will be allowing some one hour's free parking spaces at their Applegarth car park very soon, which is very welcome and will help to rejuvenate business in Northallerton that was lost when two hours free parking on the high street was reduced to half-an-hour.
10:53am Wednesday 27th August 2014
Sir, – While Skeeby Parish Council and the majority of the village have welcomed the many pieces of advice published in the D&ST regarding the merits of the traffic calming measures in the village, it feels that it may help everyone in the formulation of any future advice if the full facts were at their disposal.
12:18pm Monday 25th August 2014
Sir, – In the report of the Skeeby Parish Council meeting (D&S, Aug 15), I was interested by the reference to the National Association of Local Councils advising councillors not to speak to journalists without their council’s permission.
12:16pm Monday 25th August 2014
Sir, – So Cllr Parsons thinks (D&S, Aug 15) that the business plan for Richmond and Catterick is a good one and that Richmond is bucking the economic trends. But if you take the cafés and charity shops out there would be big holes.
12:04pm Monday 25th August 2014
Sir, �— I see and read so much negative information regarding the country's ambulance, hospital and medical services that I wish to record my own very positive experience of the Darlington area facilities.
11:53pm Sunday 24th August 2014
Sir, – I am writing in support of Pauline Butler's letter (D&S Aug 15) proposing that, as a precedent has now been set for the mass invasion of The Dales by a road race and it's supporters, there should be an Isle of Man-style motorcycle TT Race.
11:45pm Sunday 24th August 2014
Sir, – In your leading article on the future of the region’s rail network (D&S Aug 22) you say that the identity of those who run our trains “matters not a jot”. I would argue that it matters a great deal.
11:39pm Sunday 24th August 2014
11:29pm Sunday 24th August 2014
Sir, – While I am happy for Michael Fenwick and Michael Heseltine to "slug it out" in your letters page about how the Skeeby bumps came in to existence, I am much more interested in finding a solution to the current situation.
5:12pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
Sir, – David Cameron likes to portray himself as defender of British sovereignty in dealings with the EU. But at the same time, he is pushing for a trade deal between the EU and the US which hands our sovereignty over to multinational companies.
5:08pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
Sir, – Now I am certainly not a devoted fan of the Highways Department at North Yorkshire County Council but I have to admit that the work it has done on the road outside our house, the A684 Main Street, West Witton, has dramatically improved the quality of life in this village.
9:39pm Tuesday 19th August 2014
Sir, – BT is running a nationwide ad campaign for broadband but be wary – I moved to this area on July 18 and I am still waiting for a landline to be connected. I had the fourth engineer here today to tell me he could not do the job.
9:27pm Tuesday 19th August 2014
9:22pm Tuesday 19th August 2014
Sir, – Does anyone remember hutments in Guisborough or Stokesley which were occupied by the Women's Land Army? There is casual mention of them in articles but there appears to be no further information. Does anyone know anything about the Land Army at Crayke Castle, Dishforth, Thirsk or Catterick? Does anyone know if there was a hostel at Aldborough near Piercebridge? Do you have any photos of the hostels or social life around the hostels in Yorkshire?
6:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014
Sir, – With reference to his letter (D&S, Aug15) a casual reader would assume that Cllr M T Gardner has now undertaken editorial responsibility of your esteemed organ, since he apologises profusely for a recent article that appeared.
6:17pm Tuesday 19th August 2014