Letter by a Reader

Changes are needed in the law on assisted dying

Changes are needed in the law on assisted dying

I was disappointed to see that Katy Bourne, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, did not put her name to the joint letter to Robert Buckland, Secretary of State for Justice, calling for an inquiry into the law on assisted dying.

Wealden District Council offices, Hailsham SUS-170401-214707008

How we can meet our housing needs

I have sent a number of comments on planning application to Wealden District Council and received the standard response as saying owing to the volume of correspondence they are unable to comment on individual letters.

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It’s good to see that the government is making moves to protect our pensions

With a fifth of people in the South East with a pension admitting to having lost track of a pension pot, we are pleased to see in the Queen’s Speech that the Government intends to introduce legislation to compel pension companies to provide the data needed to make the pensions dashboard – a place to see all your pension savings online - work for savers.

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Why police recruitment figures don’t tell the whole story

During the past week, much has been made of the recruitment of additional police officers across the country as a result of the funding provided by central government. In terms of numbers, this first cohort will consist of 6000 officers allocated to forces based on the existing, flawed in my opinion, funding formula.

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