Tribute to Terry Wogan

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

11:25am Thursday 4th February 2016

NO DOUBT by now we all have heard the sad news that Terry Wogan passed away at the weekend.

Better to stay in EU

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

11:23am Thursday 4th February 2016

THE report that Dr Julia Reid MEP has criticised (Adver, January 26) drew its conclusions from a 2013 Review of Local Enterprise Partnership area economies.

Making comparisons

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

11:19am Thursday 4th February 2016

IN MY final reply to Mike Spry (Adver, January 29), I have no doubt you are a caring character, Mike.

Difference of opinion

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

11:13am Thursday 4th February 2016

MY FELLOW correspondent Mark Webb is a man with very firm views on a number of subjects, many of which he powerfully and purposefully articulates in the letters he writes to the Adver.

Despairing viewpoint

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

11:30am Thursday 4th February 2016

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.

Too lax domestic tax

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

11:29am Thursday 4th February 2016

WHAT utter tosh Steve Halden writes when he blames the EU for tax evasion by large multi-national companies, (January 28).

Conundrum answers

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

11:28am Thursday 4th February 2016

I MANAGED to solve your impossipuzzle about the twins with the other children being a year older and the sum of all the ages to be the square of the twins' age.

Thank you for donations

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11:27am Thursday 4th February 2016

SWINDON Guide Dogs For The Blind would like to thank everyone who donated to our 2016 Charity Calendar.

Reasons for leaving

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11:21am Thursday 4th February 2016

WITH the referendum to stay or leave the Eurozone approaching there has been a lot of information being bandied about, some true and some fabricated.

Letters Wednesday February 3 2016

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3:58pm Wednesday 3rd February 2016

We should leave the EU

Letters: Tuesday, February 2 2016

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10:45am Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Concerns for the BBC

Letters: Monday, February 1, 2016

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3:29pm Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Already being derailed

Letters: Saturday January 30, 2016

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4:00pm Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Foreign aid suggestion

Letters Friday January 29 2016

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4:51pm Friday 29th January 2016

It’s good to talk

Letters: Thursday January 28 2016

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12:45pm Thursday 28th January 2016

Teaching and preaching

Letters: Wednesday, January 27 2016

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3:48pm Wednesday 27th January 2016

Lydiard concerns

Letters: Saturday, January 23 2016

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3:02pm Wednesday 27th January 2016

Trust's high standards

Letters: Tuesday, January 26

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11:26am Tuesday 26th January 2016

Europe vote on its way

Letters: Tuesday, January 26

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11:24am Tuesday 26th January 2016

Europe vote on its way

Letters: Monday, January 25 2016

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12:06pm Tuesday 26th January 2016

Go check your facts

Letters: Friday, January 22 2016

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4:34pm Friday 22nd January 2016

Some basic principles

Letters: Thursday, January 21 2016

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3:00pm Thursday 21st January 2016

Selling off the silver

Letters:Wednesday, January 20 2016

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2:58pm Wednesday 20th January 2016

Council's huge errors

Letters: Tuesday, January 19 2016

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11:26am Tuesday 19th January 2016

Subsidies for some

Letters: Monday, January 18 2016

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4:28pm Tuesday 19th January 2016

Avoid online scammers

Letters: Friday January 15 2016

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5:07pm Friday 15th January 2016

Homes will cause floods

Letters: Wednesday, January 13 2016

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3:21pm Wednesday 13th January 2016

BMA needs honesty

Letters: Tuesday, January 12 2016

This Is Wiltshire: Letters (51769124)

4:43pm Tuesday 12th January 2016

Only in Swindon could more than 8,000 people sign a petition on a local issue and be made to feel that councillors are doing them a favour by debating it.

Letters: Saturday January 9 2016

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5:07pm Tuesday 12th January 2016

Libraries aid social care

Letters: Monday January 11 2016

This Is Wiltshire: Letters (51769124)

4:40pm Tuesday 12th January 2016

Only in Swindon could more than 8,000 people sign a petition on a local issue and be made to feel that councillors are doing them a favour by debating it.

Letters Friday, January 8 2016

This Is Wiltshire: Letters (51766233)

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!

Letters Thursday, January 7

This Is Wiltshire: Letters (51766233)

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.

Letters Wednesday, January 6

This Is Wiltshire: Letters (51769124)

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'.

Letters Tuesday, January 5

This Is Wiltshire: Letters (51766233)

4:53pm Thursday 7th January 2016

I HAVE just read a report in the North East News by Philip Walling about flooding, in which he invites David Cameron to come clean as to the main reason for the countrywide flooding crisis.

Letters Monday, January 4

This Is Wiltshire: Letters (51766233)

4:55pm Thursday 7th January 2016

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.

Hypocrisy is rampant

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:45pm Wednesday 9th December 2015

RE: LIVE by laws of the land. (Adver. John L Crook 18/11/15).

The figures don't add up

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:44pm Wednesday 9th December 2015

SWINDON Council is obsessed with the proposed switching off of street lights at night.

Dark streets aren't safe

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:43pm Wednesday 9th December 2015

I READ with interest your report “Lights out to cut 40 per cent off budget” SA Nov 23.

War is not the solution

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

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.

Educational needs vary

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:42pm Wednesday 9th December 2015

IT STRIKES me so many times that people write to the papers to provoke.

Is stadium coming

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

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.

Don't help others

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:33pm Thursday 3rd December 2015

I AM confused. We are currently awaiting the arrival of Syrian refugees fleeing their country for a better life here.

Always a great paper

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

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.

Overcrowded already

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

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.

Still no to Europe

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

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

John Young

This Is Wiltshire: Time to address dangers of Thamesdown Drive

1:26pm Thursday 3rd December 2015

WE daresay John Young is feeling rather sorry for himself at the moment.

Crime of interference

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:24pm Thursday 3rd December 2015

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.

Rail electric shocker

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:23pm Thursday 3rd December 2015

THE closure of the bridge over the railway in Greenbridge is creating chaos on the roads in Swindon.

Restaurant is a joy

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:21pm Thursday 3rd December 2015

I READ with great surprise Marion Sauvebois’ review of Bottelino’s Restaurant. Maybe she went to a different restaurant to the one we have been visiting for some time with no problems.

Ban killer heaters

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:13pm Thursday 3rd December 2015

IT IS disgraceful that in this day and age holiday-makers are still being sent to foreign resorts to die of carbon monoxide poisoning.








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