Sunny days here again

This Is Wiltshire:

10:06am Thursday 16th April 2015

COME on everybody, be honest. The sun is out, the sky is blue, the winter is hopefully behind us.

The paw-fect result

This Is Wiltshire:

10:05am Thursday 16th April 2015

ON BEHALF of Swindon Cats Protection, I would like to thank Sainsbury’s Stratton for allowing us to have a food drop last week.

Was letter just a joke?

This Is Wiltshire:

10:04am Thursday 16th April 2015

LIKE Peter Smith, I thought Jhavinda Kazim’s letter was a hoax, especially when you consider it was written close to April Fools’ Day.

Ignorant about Islam

This Is Wiltshire:

10:03am Thursday 16th April 2015

MR J ADAMS’ letters demonstrate his lack of knowledge about Islam and logic. For example, in his last letters he wrote Muslims were superior to non-Muslims and did not support his position in his first letter; the second letter he wrote about the Sharia law demonstrated he didn’t know what he was talking about.

Selective quotations

This Is Wiltshire:

10:02am Thursday 16th April 2015

AXMED Bahjad makes me laugh! He’ll be saying next that the royal family are secret Muslims! Mind, Charles might be. (Adver, Praise for Mohammed, April 10).

Bring your own loo roll

This Is Wiltshire:

9:59am Thursday 16th April 2015

ANYONE who has had the misfortune to spend time in GWH will know what I mean when I mention the toilet tissue. It is as wide as bus tickets and requires Miss Marple to find the perforations. It has this habit of breaking off inside the dispenser, and takes 10 to 15 mins to locate the end.

Offer more tips please

This Is Wiltshire:

9:57am Thursday 16th April 2015

ON MY trip to the recycling tip in Darby Close I was surprised to find out that there was a one-hour wait at 10am on a Friday.

Islamophobia tsunami

This Is Wiltshire:

11:31am Wednesday 15th April 2015

I’M an atheist but wrote a letter on Sharia in the UK saying it comprised religious committees advising on family matters.

Park suffering neglect

This Is Wiltshire:

11:30am Wednesday 15th April 2015

IF I were looking for a microcosm of Swindon, I would look no further than the Faringdon Road Park, frequented by so many families with young children.

Take care of elderly

This Is Wiltshire:

11:38am Tuesday 14th April 2015

THINGS go wrong in any domestic household.

Guide dog gratitude

This Is Wiltshire:

11:37am Tuesday 14th April 2015

THANK you to everyone who came to The Village Inn, Liddington, Coffee Morning which was held in aid of Swindon Guide Dogs for the Blind.

TV report was unfair

This Is Wiltshire:

11:36am Tuesday 14th April 2015

I READ with interest in the Adver that Swindon would be featured on German TV’s first channel ARD, as I speak German and have lived there. The report was part of a magazine programme called Europa Direkt, shown around lunchtime on Sunday and started off quite positively showing parts of the old town, including Christ Church. However then it went on to explain that many of the working practices to be found in Swindon would be illegal in Germany and described how one local man just about survived on a zero hours contract.

Right Royal drama

This Is Wiltshire:

11:36am Tuesday 14th April 2015

HERE we go again — another royal birth is ‘imminent’.

Respect for medics

This Is Wiltshire:

11:34am Tuesday 14th April 2015

Respect for medics THE Great Western Hospital is struggling to meet its target for dealing with Accident and Emergency patients within four hours.

Letters Saturday, 11 April 2015

This Is Wiltshire: .

11:09am Monday 13th April 2015

WHAT a heart warming story about the 11-year-old boy, Luca Railton, walking without callipers for the first time.

Letters Wednesday, 8 April 2015

This Is Wiltshire: Letters Wednesday, 8 April 2015

11:33am Monday 13th April 2015

Cynical eye on Honda

Letters Monday, 6 April 2015

This Is Wiltshire: Letters Wednesday, 8 April 2015

11:48am Monday 13th April 2015

MY NEXT birthday is just ahead and I will hopefully reach my 82nd year. It certainly has been quite a journey, filled with just about every turn life's road can bring to an individual born into a middle class family just before the time when World War2 ravaged throughout the lands; a war which for six years took millions of lives before it was finally brought to an end. And where did it get us, I ask myself? Well, of course it did save us from the tyranny of Adolf Hitler and his attempt to take over the world, and how, we may ask, can one man rally others to follow his murderous ambitions and cause so much devastation throughout the entire world? History books will tell us that this was not the first time this happened, and that it is still going on in countries around the world. If World War 3 ever happens, will it mean whoever pushes the button first wins the day? And if so, what will be gained from it other than the destruction of planet earth?

Letters Saturday, 4 April 2015

This Is Wiltshire: Letters Saturday, 4 April 2015

1:13pm Thursday 9th April 2015

I REFER to a news report giving a comprehensive overview of Swindon residents’ health of 27 March. This review makes no mention of the strength and power of the mind that plays a positive and highly significant role throughout life’s journey, to enrich the heart, soul and the ever challenging quality of life.

Letters Friday, April 3 2015

This Is Wiltshire: Letters Friday, April 3 2015

12:14pm Thursday 9th April 2015

Interesting tale of twin


This Is Wiltshire: Letters

12:43pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

I do not pay a lot of attention to television adverts, the unsolicited increase in volume I find particularly annoying. However ,I must admit the Freeview advert about the cat serenading the budgie I find hilarious, as well as very touching.


This Is Wiltshire: Letters

11:22am Thursday 2nd April 2015

I was very pleased to see a letter of support (SA 1 April) for my Free School, Jedi Academy. One question I have been asked is, "What will students study that makes the academy different to other such schools?"

Mum's the word

This Is Wiltshire:

10:26am Monday 16th March 2015

This Mother's Day I am supporting Rainbow Trust Children's Charity's ‘Moment for Mum’ campaign, to honour all the mums across England who are caring for a terminally ill or life threatened child.

Heartfelt thanks

This Is Wiltshire:

10:25am Monday 16th March 2015

On Friday 6 February, thousands of people around the UK took part in “Wear it. Beat it.” for the British Heart Foundation and joined us this Heart Month in the fight for every heartbeat.

Epilepsy appeal

This Is Wiltshire:

10:24am Monday 16th March 2015

National charity Epilepsy Action is seeking readers’ help to celebrate those doing a brilliant job of supporting children and young people with epilepsy.

No longer arrogant

This Is Wiltshire:

10:22am Monday 16th March 2015

In reply to Steve Nibbs’ letter “No apology given” of 20 February, you are spot on and I was arrogant but your accusation is about 60 odd years too late.

Not enough room

This Is Wiltshire:

10:21am Monday 16th March 2015

Re Agree on Homes, from Steve Halden of 5 March.

Letters were sexist

This Is Wiltshire:

10:20am Monday 16th March 2015

In his letter ‘Out of Order’, March 10, Bill Williams tells me to get my facts right. The facts are that on three separate occasions Mr Williams has written to the Advertiser making sexist jokes.

A loving response

This Is Wiltshire:

10:19am Monday 16th March 2015

There are several problems with the letter from Bill Collins entitled “Muslims to blame”. I think we have to understand where he gets these ideas from.

Pupils being failed

This Is Wiltshire:

10:18am Monday 16th March 2015

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”.

Text-drive concern

This Is Wiltshire:

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.

Euro song flop

This Is Wiltshire:

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.

Nominations please

This Is Wiltshire:

10:06am Monday 16th March 2015

We would really love to hear from your readers about their favourite National Lottery projects and the great work they do for their community.

Wren Wilson 42359

This Is Wiltshire:

10:05am Monday 16th March 2015

Thousands of people from all over the country, including many of the readers of this newspaper, served at the Royal Navy Shore Training Establishment H.M.S.Collingwood.

Negative attitude

This Is Wiltshire:

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?

Build a future

This Is Wiltshire:

10:03am Monday 16th March 2015

MJ Warner’s letter of 11 March raises some interesting points about Britain’s trading position in the world.

Build a future

This Is Wiltshire:

10:03am Monday 16th March 2015

MJ Warner’s letter of 11 March raises some interesting points about Britain’s trading position in the world.

1000 Jobs Club call

This Is Wiltshire:

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.

Cold War alarm?

This Is Wiltshire:

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?

Answers in Quran

This Is Wiltshire:

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.

Shades of dismay

This Is Wiltshire:

9:52am Monday 16th March 2015

In his letter of 9 March Mr Bahjad vilifies the book and movie 50 Shades of Grey. Of course the book and film is a load of rubbish, but Mr Bahjad it seems takes it very seriously.

Keep open space

This Is Wiltshire:

9:51am Monday 16th March 2015

I’m not sure what evidence Elizabeth Mackley has that the proposal by the New College Corporation in relation to Buckhurst Field has been “well received”.

Abortion query

This Is Wiltshire:

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”.

I wish to complain

This Is Wiltshire:

10:14am Thursday 12th March 2015

Re: Yobs Rule OK from Jeffery Adams of March 5, two things come to mind.

Book help thanks

This Is Wiltshire:

10:13am Thursday 12th March 2015

My friend Peter Timms and I have just had a book published called Swindon Works Through Time, and we would like to say thank you to the many people who helped us promote it.

Ukraine is step one

This Is Wiltshire:

10:11am Thursday 12th March 2015

don’t know where G A Woodward got the idea that Ukraine is pro-Nazi. Has he been listening to Russian propaganda?

Racist opinions

This Is Wiltshire:

10:10am Thursday 12th March 2015

Mr A Curtis complains that the Human Rights Act prevents perpetrators of sex crimes from being deported, but does not give one instance of this happening. Come on Mr Curtis, give examples.

A cone zone too

This Is Wiltshire:

10:09am Thursday 12th March 2015

I totally agree with your comments, Karen Pollard, of March 6.

Racist nonsense

This Is Wiltshire:

10:01am Wednesday 11th March 2015

It is disappointing to see letters now regularly appearing in the SA demonising Muslims.

People = pollution

This Is Wiltshire:

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”.

I did not say that

This Is Wiltshire:

9:59am Wednesday 11th March 2015

‘Churchill’s troops’ from Helen Thompson of March 6: “As for Steve NIbbs saying that he (Churchill) was a mass murderer, well I would not expect anything else from him.”


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