Ladies, stand up for pensions

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like Julie Bradford, I am one of the 330,000 women who, if the Government gets its way, will have to work until I am 66 to get my state pension.

like Julie Bradford, I am one of the 330,000 women who, if the Government gets its way, will have to work until I am 66 to get my state pension.

After 42 years of unbroken service to date I am entitled to my pension and I support the campaign to highlight the unfairness of proposals in the Government’s Pension Bill.

I would like to see the retirement age reduced to 60 for both men and women, and give the younger end of the working market a chance of getting a job and not ask the older end to work longer.

After 40 years-plus, a lot of women have paid their dues to society. Asking women of a certain age to work an extra 18 months to two years is unacceptable. I and many other women feel this is unfair on hard-working women.

Please, ladies, send a state pension postcard to your MP asking them to stick to the coalition’s original timetable.

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Moaning cyclists

Cyclists should be insured and pass a test at a certain age before they go on the roads. They ride on footpaths, have no bells and go through red lights, then moan when someone like Mr Meagher tells them the truth.

Mrs Anne Taylor

Thanks for help

On Saturday, June 25, I fell in High Street and I want to thank all for their kindness to me: the lady from the pizza shop, also the other ladies and the gentleman who lifted me up.

Jean Rutter, Stannington

Fingers crossed

I’ve always had a high regard for Street Force, but they have been dragging their feet about a street light in Harrington Road, near the Earl of Arundel pub. Months ago I reported that it was burning constantly – and has been for five years! On several occasions, Street Force said they were looking into it and the last email I received (June 28), told me their electricians were working on the fault and it should be resolved in 10 days. Fingers crossed.

Vin Malone, S14