A tempting trap

This Is Wiltshire:

3:36pm Friday 30th January 2015

Chewbacco (Your Say published 26 January) should be wary of a return to the past.

Accent explained

This Is Wiltshire:

3:35pm Friday 30th January 2015

Terry Reynolds complains that Natalie Bennett has an Australian accent (although he says Aussie) and asks for the said accent to be explained.

So misleading

This Is Wiltshire:

3:34pm Friday 30th January 2015

Credit where it’s due, Justin Tomlinson is consistent. He consistently attempts to mislead his electorate in relation to the employment situation in the town.

Equality matters

This Is Wiltshire:

3:32pm Friday 30th January 2015

It was ironic to see David Renard’s column right next to the No access UK article in Thursday’s SA (22 Jan).

Defending NHS

This Is Wiltshire:

3:31pm Friday 30th January 2015

Steve Halden writes; the reason the NHS is “on the point of collapse” is people “flooding into A&E”. He says it’s because of immigration.

Council polls too

This Is Wiltshire:

3:30pm Friday 30th January 2015

ELECTION fever is certainly ‘in the air’ in Swindon and not only for our two MPs.

My birth-mum hunt letdown

This Is Wiltshire:

1:06pm Thursday 29th January 2015

I AM so happy that Mrs Spaulding has found her daughter after all these years. I was adopted at the age of four in 1947, into a loving family. All of them took me into their hearts as if I had been their own.

Home rules unfair

This Is Wiltshire:

1:05pm Thursday 29th January 2015

I was very upset and sad when I watched the news about an elderly and infirm lady who was being moved from the care home that she was living in because the fees were raised and the council could not, or would not pay the extra cost.

We need a Winnie

This Is Wiltshire:

1:03pm Thursday 29th January 2015

It is now 50 years since the death of Sir Winston Churchill. A poll in 2002 named him the greatest Briton of all time, and he was also the first person to be an honorary citizen in the USA.

Unseemly respect

This Is Wiltshire:

1:02pm Thursday 29th January 2015

I was absolutely appalled by the sycophantic outpourings by the UK establishment concerning the death of King Ubdullah of Saudi Arabia, considering the appalling human rights record of this tyrannical leader of a despotic regime, where beheadings, body mutilations, and floggings are all common place under its Sharia law.

Free speech catch

This Is Wiltshire:

1:01pm Thursday 29th January 2015

RE: Steve Nibbs’ letter on Monday.

UKIP’s bogus MEP

This Is Wiltshire:

12:59pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Any regular reader of these letter pages knows of my opposition to UKIP and my exposure of their misinformation, and their personal attacks on me in retaliation.

MPs’ ‘Jewish’ stunt

This Is Wiltshire:

12:58pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Theresa May and Eric Pickles demonstrate the depths politicians will plumb to ingratiate themselves with a community under attack when they hold banners aloft claiming “I am Jewish” when in fact they are not Jewish.

Help me stop rot

This Is Wiltshire:

12:56pm Thursday 29th January 2015

THE shocking news that Swindon has lost 7,100 jobs and is in the 10 worst-performing UK locations for jobs growth shows without doubt that we need real change to rebuild Swindon’s economy and restore our position as an economic powerhouse.

Border controls are normal

This Is Wiltshire:

3:04pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Kevin Small (SA, Jan 20) tried to persuade us that all those who want controlled immigration are little a bit weird.

The future’s looking green

This Is Wiltshire:

3:03pm Thursday 29th January 2015

I have made my decision. There are two parties whose values strike a chord with me: Red and Green.

A sudden change of heart

This Is Wiltshire:

3:02pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Pre-Paris massacre 20,000 indigenous Germans publicly protested about the spread of Islam throughout their country.

Life-saving advice in winter

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

In this cold weather is vital that the one in 11 people with asthma in the area are prepared, because shockingly, 75 per cent of people with asthma find that cold air makes their asthma worse, putting them at an increased risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.

Averies must pay for fire

This Is Wiltshire:

2:57pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Many residents will be angry at the latest news from the Averies Waste Crisis – that Averies have gone into administration and that the costs of cleaning up their site at Cheney Manor could become the liability of Swindon Council at a cost of £2m – equivalent of a 2.5 per cent increase in council tax.

Let’s live in peace

This Is Wiltshire:

3:35pm Thursday 29th January 2015

THE atrocities in Paris make me wonder what the world is coming to.

Cutting out cold

This Is Wiltshire:

3:33pm Thursday 29th January 2015

THE new research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation into the plummeting income of families makes for alarming reading.

Music to our ears

This Is Wiltshire:

3:32pm Thursday 29th January 2015

The plan to bring musicians on to the dementia ward at Great Western Hospital is a fantastic idea.

Delighted by site

This Is Wiltshire:

3:31pm Thursday 29th January 2015

How fantastic to see the Regent Circus development nearing completion.

Milk marketing

This Is Wiltshire:

3:30pm Thursday 29th January 2015

What is happening to our country because British farmers are going bankrupt in huge numbers?

Sort unused land

This Is Wiltshire:

3:29pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Throughout the Swindon area, there are numerous derelict/unused sites – from the defunct Park and Ride at Groundwell to numerous industrial/commercial sites.

Swear allegiance

This Is Wiltshire:

3:28pm Thursday 29th January 2015

All Muslims who decided to apply for British Citizenship should have accepted that they were joining a Christian country and therefore would be expected to have sworn an allegiance to the country.

Could you foster children?

This Is Wiltshire:

2:58pm Thursday 29th January 2015

It was with a huge cheer that we followed the media coverage about the Duchess of Cambridge visiting foster carers and children (January 16), as a guest of the Fostering Network.

They worked hard

This Is Wiltshire:

10:08am Wednesday 28th January 2015

RE: ‘Rural life clouded by solar farm’ (Adver, January 10), I should like to record the work of our two Highworth and Blunsdon councillors, Alan Biship and Maureen Penny, who worked hard with Inglesham residents in opposing the proposed solar farm and who, along with local residents, voiced their objections during the planning committee meeting on December 9.

Figure double-talk

This Is Wiltshire:

10:07am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Justin Tomlinson MP claims “positive economic news” demonstrated by “a staggering fall of 62.9 per cent” in unemployment.

Uni plays a role

This Is Wiltshire:

10:06am Wednesday 28th January 2015

N ARTICLE in last week’s Swindon Advertiser on numbers attending university (only eight per cent from town go on to top 30 universities, January 21) emphasised for me how important it is for Swindon residents to be able to benefit from individual and societal benefits of higher education.

Ukip is anti-NHS

This Is Wiltshire:

10:04am Wednesday 28th January 2015

There has been at least one letter in the Swindon Advertiser recently blaming immigration for the problems in the NHS and suggesting UKIP’s policy of restricted immigration will save the essential service we all rely on.

Migrants friends

This Is Wiltshire:

10:02am Wednesday 28th January 2015

NOW that the General Election is only months away I find it rather interesting how many people have written to the Advertiser putting immigration at the top of the agenda.

Greens are loonies

This Is Wiltshire:

10:01am Wednesday 28th January 2015

 Before everyone who has read Mr Tony Hillier’s letter (January 26) rushes off to join the Green Party – just be aware of what you are letting yourselves in for.

Dubious claims

This Is Wiltshire:

9:59am Wednesday 28th January 2015

I assume the letter from Tony Hillier, was sent in before the disaster of an interview between Andrew Marr and the leader of the Green party, the lady with the Aussie accent.

Face NHS problems

This Is Wiltshire:

9:58am Wednesday 28th January 2015

C J Meek (Letters, January 22) asks why I waited until I had retired from the NHS before publishing my letter (January 12) about the current crisis it faces. He (or she) also asks if I was afraid of being “vilified as a whistle-blower and suffering the same fate as others…”

What’s not to love at store?

This Is Wiltshire:

11:30am Tuesday 27th January 2015

THOUGHT I’d drop you and your readers a note to encourage everyone in the local area to visit South West BHF Furniture & Electrical stores and take a peek at some of the amazing bits and pieces they have.

Report is overdue

This Is Wiltshire:

11:28am Tuesday 27th January 2015

It is six years ago since the ‘Chilcot enquiry’ into the circumstances surrounding the March 2003 invasion of Iraq was started, and now shamefully over three years since its completion, and despite frequent questions being asked by cross party MP’s in the House of Commons as to how the inordinate delay can be justified it looks no nearer to being released.

Time for a review

This Is Wiltshire:

11:26am Tuesday 27th January 2015

It comes as quite a surprise to read that the Chief Defence Staff has announced a review of senior officers above the rank of Colonel.

NHS concerns

This Is Wiltshire:

11:25am Tuesday 27th January 2015

The numbers of people flooding into Accident and Emergency across Britain are bringing the NHS close to the point of collapse.

Worrying narrative

This Is Wiltshire:

11:24am Tuesday 27th January 2015

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Ian Hunt’s letter in Saturday’s Adver gives some measure of this.

Retail eye-opener

This Is Wiltshire:

11:23am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A few days ago I had the pleasure of going shopping with my wife (dragged along) to the Outlet village in the old railway works in Swindon.

Why the p3 fuss?

This Is Wiltshire:

11:20am Tuesday 27th January 2015

I have been amused but not surprised by the huge interest in retiring Page 3 girls from The Sun newspaper.

Help fight meningitis

This Is Wiltshire:

5:22pm Friday 23rd January 2015

I was deeply saddened to read in your recent article that six-year-old motorcycle enthusiast Miles, of Highworth, died of suspected meningitis last month.

Double standards

This Is Wiltshire:

5:21pm Friday 23rd January 2015

e ‘Charlie’s hyprocrisy’ (Axmed Bahjad, SA, January 21). He states: “In France students are not allowed to learn the history of its vicious actions in Africa and the Far East.”

The price of freedom

This Is Wiltshire:

5:20pm Friday 23rd January 2015

The holocaust is rightly remembered (SA, Jan 21) for the murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime – who referred to it using the euphemism “the final solution to the Jewish problem”.

Join us for breakfast

This Is Wiltshire:

5:19pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Are you planning an event for Breakfast Week from January 25 to 31, as featured in last Friday’s Menu section of the Advertiser?

Hitting nail on head

This Is Wiltshire:

5:18pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Roger Lack hit the nail firmly on the head in his letter of Wednesday, January 14 - Who’s Using A&E?

It’s really not clever

This Is Wiltshire:

5:17pm Friday 23rd January 2015

No doubt the person who took a lid from one of my recycling boxes is thinking how smart they are.

No access UK

This Is Wiltshire:

4:45pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

How accessible is the UK really?

Green revolution

This Is Wiltshire:

4:44pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

I have made my decision. There are two parties whose values strike a chord with me: Red and Green. It has not been an easy decision with my previous ‘red’ election activities and friendships.








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