How to block Ebola

This Is Wiltshire:

6:09pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE Ebola virus has killed 670 people in west Africa including doctors and nurses.

Children centres must remain open

This Is Wiltshire:

1:13pm Friday 1st August 2014

I AM really worried and upset about the prospect of up to half of children centres in Swindon closing.

Stop slagging off wonderful GWH

This Is Wiltshire:

1:09pm Friday 1st August 2014

I AM fed up with people writing to the paper slagging off GWH. I have just spent eight days in Ampney Ward and from the ambulance men, porters, cleaners, nurses and doctors, they have given me great care.

Heartless protesters

This Is Wiltshire:

2:01pm Friday 1st August 2014

IT is with shame and anger I read your article regarding scuppering a care facility for autistic adults in Okebourne Park. This showed a lot of sour-faced people with arms folded in protest of a home being converted to care for people with autism.

Entitled to beliefs

This Is Wiltshire:

6:12pm Friday 1st August 2014

JOHN Foley is quite entitled to his belief in an 1892 Act of Parliament which like so many other traditions should have been abolished years ago, as they serve no useful purpose in the 21st century.

Cutting tax jobs

This Is Wiltshire:

5:57pm Friday 1st August 2014

A WHILE ago Mr Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that the government wanted to get everyone back into work, he was going to make work for everyone.

Put pressure on USA

This Is Wiltshire:

2:13pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE totally out of proportion response to Hamas in Gaza by Israel continues unabated, with the slaughter of more than 1,000 Palestinian civilians.

Quotes about the war

This Is Wiltshire:

2:11pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE war against defenseless people of Gaza is still on. The death toll is over 600 now!

Details of funding

This Is Wiltshire:

2:05pm Friday 1st August 2014

IN a letter published in Adver on Thursday, July 24, I criticised the leader of the Conservative administration for being ‘opaque’ with regard to the £670,000 of match funding that complemented £750,000 of central government money given to ‘boost travel options available to people’.

Facts about works

This Is Wiltshire:

2:04pm Friday 1st August 2014

MR Spry needs to check his memory. The Labour Government shut down the carriage and wagon side of the works in 1964, and they stopped all steam production in 1965.

Disgusting practices

This Is Wiltshire:

2:03pm Friday 1st August 2014

YOU recently published a letter from Dr Elisabeth Harley from an organisation called ‘Understanding Animal Research’. This group exists to try to defend the use of animals in experiments and includes such discredited people as Colin Blakemore and Tip Aziz.

People denied rights

This Is Wiltshire:

2:02pm Friday 1st August 2014

I SEE that the ‘not in my backyard’ brigade is active again, this time regarding the proposed care home at Okebourne Park (Adver, July 26).

In perfect agreement, for once

This Is Wiltshire:

1:19pm Friday 1st August 2014

I RARELY agree with the views of Bill Williams in his regular letters to the paper, so imagine my shock reading his latest letter of July 29 ‘Games an inspiration’. So why am I shocked?

Views on autistic unit must be heard

This Is Wiltshire:

11:05am Thursday 31st July 2014

WE'RE writing in response to an article in your newspaper regarding a planning application being submitted for a supported housing unit for autistic adults in Okebourne Park.

Create a green halo

This Is Wiltshire:

11:02am Thursday 31st July 2014

I ATTENDED the exhibition about the Eastern Villages recently.

Fracking is no good

This Is Wiltshire:

11:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

TALIS Kimberley’s warning that burning shale gas “tips us further into climate change” is, if anything, understating the dangers of exploiting unconventional oil and gas.

A missing register?

This Is Wiltshire:

11:09am Thursday 31st July 2014

I AM sure that many people will think it odd that Chief Constable, Pat Geenty’s call for a National Register of missing persons is needed (Adver July 29), having assumed that such a system already existed.

Salmond on to a loser

This Is Wiltshire:

11:08am Thursday 31st July 2014

I HOPE all the ‘good riddance to Scotland’ brigade watched the tumultuous cheer from Glasgow as the English team entered the arena at the Commonwealth Games from their Scots cousins. Salmond must have choked on his expenses account, at considerable taxpayers’ expense I believe.

Israel forced to act

This Is Wiltshire:

11:45am Wednesday 30th July 2014

I HAVE read with a deep concern some of the letters concerning the present situation in Gaza which present an unbalanced and wholly wrong view of Israel.

University of Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

11:49am Wednesday 30th July 2014

IF I had £7m I’d open up University of Swindon! Wouldn’t that be beautiful? How many young and elderly people of this town would go to higher education if we had Swindon University?

Not anti-semitic

This Is Wiltshire:

1:36pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RESPONDING to your report and pictures ‘Protectors in call for peace in Gaza’, it was nice to read that so many people of different ages and faith groups gathered as one on the streets of Gorse Hill and Broadgreen in a silent protest at the continuing carnage and slaughter of Palestinians at the hands of Israel.

Our local sci-fi star

This Is Wiltshire:

1:35pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

I WOULD advise all sci fi enthusiasts to have a look on the leading internet home shopping service and show their support for local Swindon prolific author Barry E Woodham.

Don’t blame Putin

This Is Wiltshire:

1:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

IT seems that Cameron’s coalition place so much responsibility for the current trouble in Ukraine, and the tragedy which occurred in Ukraine’s eastern region, upon the Putin government in Russia.

Nuclear is no answer

This Is Wiltshire:

1:32pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE government this week announced it is to end local politicians’ vetoes to be able to block ‘nuclear waste repositories’ after Cumberland council overwhelmingly rejected their plans in 2013 to bury enough nuclear waste to fill six Albert Halls, with yet more capacity being needed to store additional waste from its plans to build future nuclear generating stations.

Keep Polio at bay

This Is Wiltshire:

1:28pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

JULY 18 marked Nelson Mandela Day, and on behalf of The British Polio Fellowship, I would like to express my thanks to Mr Mandela for the work that he did to help Kick Polio Out of Africa.

Start making things

This Is Wiltshire:

1:26pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BRITAIN'S trade deficit has doubled in two years. My area of interest is economics. I regularly monitor the trade defict.

Games an inspiration

This Is Wiltshire:

1:23pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

I WATCHED the opening of the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. I was brought up a ten minute walk from the venue in the heart of the East End of Glasgow. No Country For Old Men, as the film title states, in my youth anyway .

Memories will last a lifetime

This Is Wiltshire:

1:21pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FOLLOWING entering and winning your Prom King Competition, I would like to say a huge thank you to the Swindon Advertiser for making my school leavers prom a lasting memory that will stay with me for a lifetime.

Tuck into classics

This Is Wiltshire:

1:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE Crown Inn at Stratton has organised a Great British Classics Charity Night in aid of Swindon Guide Dogs for the Blind 4Joy Appeal.

Protect this site

This Is Wiltshire:

11:50am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BISHOPSTOW village, on the eastern edge of Warminster, has been chosen by Wiltshire Council for housing development, including affordable housing, in spite of the protests of large numbers of local people.

Industry restricted

This Is Wiltshire:

11:49am Wednesday 30th July 2014

IN reply to MJ Warner (SA 26 July) there was a very steep decline in manufacturing output under New Labour. Manufacturing was 18 per cent of GDP in 1997 when New Labour came to power.

Buzz simply the best

This Is Wiltshire:

11:47am Wednesday 30th July 2014

I AM writing to you concerning Stratton Festival held on Saturday July 19, a very enjoyable and well run occasion covering a wide spectrum of interest.

Animal testing is essential

This Is Wiltshire:

2:52pm Monday 28th July 2014

ANIMAL experimentation in the UK is a deeply divisive issue, but the public discussion is not well served by misleading statements.

Double standards over homosexuality

This Is Wiltshire:

2:06pm Monday 28th July 2014

HG SMITH raises an important point regarding homosexuals and Christianity.

It’s just sheer poppy-cockle

This Is Wiltshire:

2:56pm Monday 28th July 2014

WHAT a silly non-article you printed in the SA, “flowers may be pretty poisonous”.

Wi-Fi rumbles on

This Is Wiltshire:

2:03pm Monday 28th July 2014

IN a moment of casual irony the leader of Swindon Council now seeks to demonstrate a clear difference between the role of UK Broadband and the failed Digital City Wi-Fi Project.

Where’s the cash, Anne?

This Is Wiltshire:

2:49pm Monday 28th July 2014

WE see Anne Snelgrove on your front page marching to save the children’s centres in Swindon, but where is the extra money to come from?

Helping prostitutes

This Is Wiltshire:

2:49pm Monday 28th July 2014

I’M delighted to hear Swindon has now got a sex outreach worker who will try to tackle our problem of prostitution.

Eid this advice

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

AS the month of Ramadan draws to a close, Muslims in the local area will be preparing to celebrate Eid.

Recovery? What recovery?

This Is Wiltshire:

1:45pm Sunday 27th July 2014

IN one of Steve halden’s recent letters he said it is no good public sector workers striking for more pay – there is no more money.

Time to give up, Buckland

This Is Wiltshire:

1:47pm Sunday 27th July 2014

ROBERT Buckland absolutely should stand down on the back of his recent ‘embarrasment’, shall we say.

It's all about profit

This Is Wiltshire:

1:51pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THERE is indisputable evidence that we do not need GM to feed the world. Taking the main excuse being put for GM, “that there is growing human population”.

Quarry dangers

This Is Wiltshire:

1:49pm Sunday 27th July 2014

LAST year, during a two-month period of unusually warm weather, six people drowned in former quarry lakes across the UK.

Control your dogs

This Is Wiltshire:

1:49pm Sunday 27th July 2014

WHY do some dog owners have to be so selfish and thoughtless?

Barmy use of money

This Is Wiltshire:

12:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

I THINK Councillor Renard is being opaque when he cites the reason for not being able to spend £750k of a Government grant on children's centres or indeed on any other project. The Leader of the Council is well aware that the issue is not about the grant but the £670k of match funding which will come out of council coffers.

Limbo suits Arabs

This Is Wiltshire:

12:21pm Friday 25th July 2014

RE Axmed Bahjad’s letter ‘Genocide in Gaza’ (SA July 22), he writes ‘Palestinians seek peace, but they get war planes and bulldozers.’ Mr Bahjad is being economical with the truth it appears. He conveniently forgets to add that since the beginning of this year Israel has been targeted by Hamas with some 2,000 missiles, killing many. Axmed Bahjad is asking the wrong questions.

Acting like thugs

This Is Wiltshire:

12:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE tragic events in the Ukraine have knocked the dire situation in Gaza from the number one news agenda. Axmed Bahjad (Adver 22 July) was exactly right in his strong words against Israel.

Thanks for banding together to help bears

This Is Wiltshire:

12:23pm Friday 25th July 2014

THANKS for banding together to help bears On Sunday July 20 the Swindon Animals Asia Support group held their 4th Walk for Freedom round Peatmoor Lagoon and Shaw Forest.

Hour of reckoning

This Is Wiltshire:

12:19pm Friday 25th July 2014

RESPONSIBLE politicians (if any can be found) should be greatly concerned at the abuse being heaped on the indigenous population by their elected leaders. We are informed that because we are living longer the pension retirement age must be raised.

Buckland best man for job

This Is Wiltshire:

11:17am Thursday 24th July 2014

WHILE I feel sorry for the mother and her son after the hammer attack on him while being a pupil at The Ridgeway School in Swindon, I cannot agree that Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, should be made to stand down from his new post as Solicitor General.

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