10:26am Monday 16th March 2015
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It is interesting that Councillor Foley’s response to the Education Ofsted Report seems to come to the conclusion that rather than Swindon Secondary Schools requiring improvement, it is the Ofsted Inspectors who need to “catch up with the Government’s academy process”.
10:08am Monday 16th March 2015
Boko Haram could launch attacks in the UK warns a Nigerian minister. It’s not so much that which concerns me but the ever increasing numbers of drivers I witness with heads down as they speed along, either texting or reading the latest news on their phones.
10:07am Monday 16th March 2015
It’s that time of the year again when we all lose part of our licence fee which the BBC likes to pour away to cover the costs for another entry into one of the most biased and political minded contests in Europe.
10:06am Monday 16th March 2015
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10:04am Monday 16th March 2015
Re Roger Lack’s letter of 6 March, ‘Explanation please’. He says, “I feel no need to research any religion, as it is all ridiculous.’’ You’ve answered your own question, so what’s the point of replying, especially with such a negative attitude?
10:03am Monday 16th March 2015
10:03am Monday 16th March 2015
10:02am Monday 16th March 2015
Restoring Swindon as an economic powerhouse is a key part of my Positive Plan for a Better Swindon. And that’s why I am calling for creation of a Swindon 1000 Jobs Club – to recruit 1000 companies and get 1000 people into work.
10:00am Monday 16th March 2015
It was particularly nippy around the Swindon town hall as someone had left the door open to Siberia, and on closer inspection there was a crowd of menacing bearded men, complete with sabres and snow on their boots, parading around. The guys seemed friendly enough to me, or had I dreamt it all up by chance?
9:55am Monday 16th March 2015
Roger Lack wrote a letter on 24 February entitled “There is no God”. Mr Lack correctly pointed out the vicious murder of three young Muslims in North Carolina in February. I am sorry to disappoint him. The killer was an atheist according to the police, who hated Muslims and Islam.
9:52am Monday 16th March 2015
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10:14am Thursday 12th March 2015
I read your piece on the campaign for exclusion zones around abortion clinics (Letters, March 5), and noticed one of the campaigners who is leading the Back Off campaign, Erika Garratt, said, “Having an abortion can be an extremely emotional time for a woman”.
10:14am Thursday 12th March 2015
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10:01am Wednesday 11th March 2015
10:00am Wednesday 11th March 2015
I read with interest the article on page 4 of the SA of March 5, “Greens blitz town’s poll in bid for seats”. The Old Town candidate Rae-Louise McKellar said: “I believe in transparency, fairness and honesty, values I see time and time again in the Green Party”.
9:59am Wednesday 11th March 2015
9:58am Wednesday 11th March 2015
Conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is recruiting volunteers from across the UK to join our 2015 marine research expeditions on board our specialised yacht Silurian – previously used in the filming of the BBC’s The Blue Planet.
9:57am Wednesday 11th March 2015
As Women’s Day was honoured and commemorated, it has been very enlightening to read of the terrible plight of women in controlled marriage and that such treatment warrants imprisonment in a civilised society.
9:56am Wednesday 11th March 2015
In Robert Buckland’s column of March 4 he praises Swindon’s employment statistics, but in a recent report on towns and cities with the highest and lowest growth between 2004 and 2014 Swindon was in the lowest group, with a deficit of 6.5 per cent. With Britain having the lowest productivity in the developed world, 30 points below the USA, Germany and France, we have nothing to brag about.
12:23pm Tuesday 10th March 2015
Please may I through your letters page, thank the lovely people who helped me when I fell at the No. 16 bus stop at Great Western Hospital on Wednesday February 25. I broke my nose and needed nine stitches in my forehead!
12:22pm Tuesday 10th March 2015
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It has been announced that Wiltshire Council wants all its community areas to go down to Salisbury on the 15 June to celebrate Magna Carta. The link between Magna Carta and Salisbury is actually tenuous.
12:17pm Tuesday 10th March 2015
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9:33am Tuesday 10th March 2015
Better Swindon wishes to extend a cordial invitation to all readers to attend its next public meeting, on Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm in the North Swindon Library at the Orbital Centre. There will be presentations on the Consultation Policy and the Thamesdown Drive extension, using these examples and that of the newly established Swindon Transport Infrastructure Working Group as positive examples of the concept of public engagement being put into practice in Swindon. Anyone is welcome to come to this non-political event; there will be plenty of time for interactive discussion.
9:32am Tuesday 10th March 2015
Swindon Guide Dogs for the Blind would like to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to everyone who attended the Great British Classics Charity Night at The Crown Inn, Stratton, on Wednesday, March 4. Through the diners’ generosity we raised an excellent £877.
9:31am Tuesday 10th March 2015
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9:28am Tuesday 10th March 2015
Well said, Frank Avenell (Letters March 4), in that Cameron casually informs the British public he has authorised the involvement of UK armed forces in the Ukraine conflict, thus emulating his predecessor Blair in totally ignoring the wishes of the British people.
9:25am Tuesday 10th March 2015
RE the boy racers in the car park at Morrisons (as highlighted recently by prospective parliamentary candidate Anne Snelgrove). I live at the bottom end of Princes Street and on a Saturday and Sunday night we have boy racers going down the street from 11pm onwards. It’s very noisy, with youngsters outside cheering them on. I think they must go through the lights to get the speed they go to. The cars are souped up bangers by the look of them.
9:23am Tuesday 10th March 2015
Unfortunately it is people like Bill Collins (Letters, February 3) who make our world a much sadder place to live. He says: “Muslims have got a lot to answer for”, and “any bad press they get is of their own making”. What a blinkered and narrow-minded view he appears to hold. In 2014 it was said that over 2.08 billion, or 28.26 per cent, of the world’s population were Muslims. I wonder how many of these individuals he thinks support the minority, violent fanatics who have hijacked this religion? People like him can’t see past the headlines to consider the individual rather than labelling a group of people. I think it is very dangerous for the Advertiser to print such propaganda and I do hope educated and sensible people will continue to speak out against such foolishness.
9:22am Tuesday 10th March 2015
9:21am Tuesday 10th March 2015
Steve Halden wrote a letter in which he implies that Islam needs reformation. He wrote: “The complicated process of the reformation of the Islamic religion.” In that sentence he omits the causes of the problems in the wars in some Muslim countries.
9:20am Tuesday 10th March 2015