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FORUM - Opinion in the CNJ
Published: 6 September 2007
Labour government failing to tackle age-old problems

Vulnerable pensioners are feeling increasingly left behind by the modern world, writes Ken Savage

I AM an angry man. I know people who haven’t bought new underwear for 18 months, because they can’t afford it. If you follow an old person in the supermarket you’ll see... > more
Campaign against means tests for poor and frail
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spacerspacer Letters
Dreams of a fox-hunt
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spacerspacer Letters
Providing Careline at a reasonable rate
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spacerspacer Letters
Ruth Ellis
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Did the Town Hall 'cops' go door-to-door in search of missing antiques?

IT has taken the Town Hall nine months to conclude an inquiry into how the personal belongings of several of their tenants who had died had ended up in skips!
According to a report published this week, two council employees have been suspended and charged with misconduct. > more

No locums
- PROF Gertrude Falk (Letters August 30) has my wholehearted support! Without West Hampstead Day Hospital, I don’t know where I’d be... > more

Captains of industry win, but the armed forces lose
- TWO articles in last Saturday’s Guardian newspaper invite comparison. > more

Alert over powers of attorney
- I WISH to draw your readers’ attention to the imminent withdrawal of Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) from the end of September. > more

Adoption can be of benefit
- YOUR article (We set our own targets on child adoptions, August 30) was a valuable addition to the national debate around... > more

Disappearing maps
- RONALD Milne of the British Library complains that a persistent map thief has been sent to jail for only three and a half years, saying... > more

Family courts secrecy gags families
- WELL done Trevor Jones and parentsagainstinjustice for his Forum article (An urgent need to abolish... > more

Petition for children
- WITH reference to the New Journal’s reports about the sad experiences of local ‘Lil NW5 runaway’ Salma ElSharkawy’s... > more

Remodelling the recycling centre
- THE Regis Road recycling centre is currently undergoing a major upgrade. > more

Risk of meltdown in our confidence
- AFTER a summer of discontent over the Kentish Town swimming baths’ proposals for their refurbishment, we... > more

It’s important to get things right for the baths
- THE Kentish Town Baths Users’ Group was set up by Camden Council so that residents and users could be... > more

Chance to take a stand in support of the Palestinian people
- CAMDEN councillors have the opportunity next Monday to take a stand in support of the beleaguered... > more

Welcome - AS Bengali members of the Camden community, we welcome the developing friendship links between Camden and Abu Dis in Palestine. > more

Odd there was no consultation on the depth of the pools
- HERE is hoping that the review promised by Cllr Flick Rea actually means that the battle for... > more

What took so long?
- I AM relieved to read that Cllr Flick Rea has finally reacted positively to the strong views of future customers at the Kentish Town... > more

What’s in a name?
- NEWS of “leisure chiefs” decision (No unisex please we’re changing, August 30) to listen to the public and retreat from unisex changing... > more

Think of shoppers in this battle of the No 393 route
- IT seems like a relentless battle between those who feel comfortable with the 393 bus route through... > more

Using this bus service is better than walking
- I USED regularly to have to walk the busy and polluted roads between Tufnell Park and Chalk Farm but now.. > more

Hospital’s restaurant signposting is not of the best
- IT is a great shock to learn that the Whittington Hospital is considering closing the N19 restaurant at... > more

Library site would suit a mosque
- YOUR article (Library site in hands of Town Hall, August 23) suggests the future of the site at the rear of the British... > more

Training to be green
- MY apologies to John Gulliver (New Journal, August 30) for not meeting him at the St Pancras launch of the Liberal Democrat... > more

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