A huge thank you to the people of Millom who turned out for our first Christmas market on Saturday.

We had a brilliant day fundraising for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and I wanted to say thank you to everyone who took part in our tombola, guess the puppy’s name, bought all of our cakes and bought Hearing Dogs merchandise and books.

Millom people are just brilliant - you did us proud even though the weather was wet! My hearing dog Indigo had a brilliant time but was a very tired pooch at the end of the day.

We raised a final fantastic figure of £423.54 which will all go to Hearing Dogs and support this wonderful charity.

Thank you to everyone who made this happen.

Gaynor Tilby, Millom

We've gained little from EU

MANY years ago we were clearly sneaked into the EU without a referendum and generally the man on the street gained nothing from it.

So how on earth can we lose anything by coming out?

We are British, you know, and have never needed to be carried by anyone, so what’s the big deal?

No one is making any positive decisions, only Mrs May ­- God bless her.

How much longer does the bickering have to go on?

Have the MPs and people gone soft? Great Britain has always stood on its own two feet and always will, so for MPs opposing the public vote and the rest sitting on the fence, I would say, get out, resign and let us be British again.

I would also like to point out, if it comes to another vote and Remainers won, it would then be one for remain and one Brexit, which would cost a fortune for a third vote, and all this would be out of our pockets.

So think about it ­— common sense must come into it. Just get on with it we can only prosper in the end.

Bill Collins, via email