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IF YOUR correspondent Shahid Aziz (Adver, January 26) seriously cannot see any difference for women who lived under the Taliban in Afghanistan and for women living in our (agreed pretty flawed) western liberal democracy then I really do despair.
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4:02pm Friday 8th January 2016
IN THE Adver (January 4, 2016) we read of another Tory promise; this time Councillor Elliott (Con Priory Vale). The front page of the Adver reads, "We promise this won't happen", over a photo of a flood. Will Coun Elliott or the builders promise to compensate anyone affected by a flood in east Swindon? I doubt it!
4:37pm Thursday 7th January 2016
CAN any of your readers help me in my confusion? I had the distinct impression our honours system was designed to recognise (and to an extent recompense) selfless good works, carried out in an exceptional way, often in difficult circumstances, sometimes for modest or no pay and little immediate reward. We called this altruism when I was a young lad.
4:50pm Thursday 7th January 2016
ONE can only wonder what pervades the mind of Councillor Renard when he sits down to write his weekly missive (Adver, December 31). What I am persuaded of is his chutzpah. His end of term report could be assessed as 'tries hard but could do so much better'.
4:53pm Thursday 7th January 2016
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Here at The British Polio Fellowship, one of our most important roles is focusing on challenging the perceptions and often misconceptions surrounding disability in everyday life. Many of our members live with many forms of disabilities as a result of the late effects of Polio and/or Post Polio Syndrome (PPS). It is one of our priorities therefore to ensure we fight for disability rights for all those affected by Polio and PPS across the UK to ensure that discrimination of any kind doesn’t occur.
1:45pm Wednesday 9th December 2015
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1:42pm Wednesday 9th December 2015
IT IS clear that the prime minister is determined to ‘have his way’ and take the country to war, ostensibly against Islamic State and on the tenuous basis that this awful organisation presents a clear threat to the UK.
1:42pm Wednesday 9th December 2015
1:34pm Thursday 3rd December 2015
I OPENED the Advertiser on November 19 and a light bulb pinged above my head with a thought of hold on a cotton picking minute... On page 43 a piece by Matthew Edwards on Speedway season ticket sales saying if you buy them before December 31 you will save a whole £15 and you will receive a text if a meeting is called off due to bad weather but no money refunded if rained off. (Strange to pay out for something you’re not going to watch.) On the other hand, there may not even be a stadium at Blunsdon – no one since my last letter was printed has actually come out and said 100 per cent that there will be a new stadium built.
1:33pm Thursday 3rd December 2015
1:30pm Thursday 3rd December 2015
CAN I say a big thank you to Mike Benke and the photographer who gave me the opportunity to air my views on the subject of Tadpole Lane, even though we may not obtain the result I and many others require.
1:29pm Thursday 3rd December 2015
THE Swindon Anarchists held a rally in Swindon on Saturday. Their propaganda leaflets scream: Open the borders! Let all the refugees in! They claim that only two per cent of Britain is built on – they omitted to add that southern England is the most overcrowded place in Europe! They claim that asylum seekers are not allowed to work, and are given £35 per week. Who pays them this amount? They claim that asylum seekers are not allowed to ‘jump the housing queue.’ The law must have recently changed then because not so long ago they were given top priority on the housing lists.
1:28pm Thursday 3rd December 2015
I HAVE spent many holidays in Europe with my family over the years. The last one to Spain, before the European Disunion introduced the eventual financially unsustainable overall currency, to Frau Merkel’s advantageous Fourth Reich. Namely the euro. Due to my wife’s health problems I cannot now leave our shores. But we enjoy the numerous seaside resorts of our precious island. Besides that fact I would not dream at the moment of leaving Britain with my family to visit Europe. The countries we visited then were vibrant, economically surviving, many through the tourist trade. In general, they were terrorist free and you were welcomed. Look at the entrance to the Channel tunnel now. Why? Look at the situation at the moment. Then all ask yourselves why Europe has become a financial basket case rife with terrorist atrocities. Not to mention our safety in the streets of our own homeland. Think very carefully when you cast your vote for in or out of the Armageddon inflicted upon us by non-elected, financially orientated gravy train idiots. Sanctioned by their spineless counterparts at Westminster. I await replies from the misguided Europhile lemmings to the contrary – with hand on the keyboard, in anticipation. BILL WILLIAMS Merlin Way Covingham
1:26pm Thursday 3rd December 2015
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LAST week’s horrors in France are a sad reflection of how sick certain people can be when in conflict with other faiths. Nothing new of course, it’s been going on for thousands of years and will continue for many more to come.
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