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be­ing is­sued.

How­ever, this then leads to nurs­ing staff be­ing taken away from car­ing for the pa­tients to log reg­is­tra­tion plates for vis­i­tors whom can­not find a park­ing space in the cor­rect zone and are con­cerned about re­ceiv­ing a £70 fine.

Pa­tients/vis­i­tors need to be aware that dis­play­ing a blue badge does not con­sti­tute a re­lease from a fine, the ve­hi­cle must be reg­is­tered with Park­ing Eye.

Where does data pro­tec­tion stand in this re­lease of in­for­ma­tion from the DVLA, (which it states is per­mis­si­ble only when due cause is found), and the in­for­ma­tion then held by Park­ing Eye? Con­cerned via email


WHAT do any of the prospec­tive par­lia­men­tary can­di­dates for Macclesfield, in­clud­ing our cur­rent MP, have to say about this co­nun­drum?

In Oc­to­ber 2010, Christine La­garde, then fi­nance min­is­ter in the French gov­ern­ment and now head of the In­ter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund (IMF), passed a list of about 2,000 Greeks sus­pected of tax eva­sion to the then Greek gov­ern­ment.

Five years on, none on that list have been pros­e­cuted. That ‘La­garde WHEN my dear grandad re­tired from the North West­ern Bus Com­pany many years ago he was pre­sented with a watch, a cer­tifi­cate and leav­ing party.

He was very proud of them and I am proud to have them now for our fam­ily.

I re­cently re­tired af­ter 20 years work­ing for a lo­cal fam­ily-run com­pany.

The day I left no one from the fam­ily ac­knowl­edged the ser­vice I had given or even con­tacted me.

For­tu­nately my col­leagues, who I see as friends, gave me gifts and a lovely signed card which I will keep for my fam­ily.

Has the old tra­di­tion been lost ?

Or was I just un­lucky? Name and ad­dress sup­plied THE con­trast be­tween Labour and Con­ser­va­tive is at its clear­est in their at­ti­tude to busi­ness.

Many of to­day’s big em­ploy­ers are for­eignowned and much that they pro­duce here is sold in coun­tries all over the world.

The in­abil­ity last week of Ed Balls to re­mem­ber the name of even one busi­ness leader whom he claims to know re­vealed Labour’s un­will­ing­ness to get on with big busi­ness.

This at­ti­tude does not en­cour­age in­vest­ment.

Com­pa­nies sell­ing to the rest of the EU can eas­ily cross the English Chan­nel to main­land Europe, which we must stop if we are to keep jobs here.

Any UK gov­ern­ment want­ing to in­crease tax­a­tion to spend more on the NHS has to make busi­ness at­trac­tive to in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The Con­ser­va­tives want in­vest­ment from abroad and have good re­la­tions with busi­ness,which in part at least, is why so many jobs have been cre­ated by the Con­ser­va­tives.

Two other dif­fer­ences be­tween Con­ser­va­tives and Labour are the ig­nor­ing by Labour of wor­ries over im­mi­gra­tion and the public’s wish to re­set our re­la­tion­ship with the EU.

Only the Con­ser­va­tives of­fer an in/out ref­er­en­dum.

The growth of sup­port for UKIP makes clear the public’s con­cern on th­ese top­ics (as UKIP has lit­tle to say about any­thing else!)

Last month Cheshire East signed off draft pro­pos­als for Alder­ley Park, for­mer home to As­tra Zeneca.

The coun­cil is a sig­nif­i­cant player in the con­ver­sion of this site to a bio-science hub. Now owned by Manch­ester Science Part­ner­ships it is hoped its devel­op­ment will cre­ate up to 7,000 lo­cal jobs – it is key to the re­gen­er­a­tion of the area; Con­ser­va­tive-led Cheshire East has been a ma­jor pro­moter of this trans­for­ma­tion from AZ to the MSP.

If you want more jobs and a grow­ing econ­omy you have to vote Con­ser­va­tive!

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