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.
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.
1:03pm Thursday 29th January 2015
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.
12:59pm Thursday 29th January 2015
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.
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.
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.
10:07am Wednesday 28th January 2015
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.
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.
10:02am Wednesday 28th January 2015
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9:59am Wednesday 28th January 2015
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…”
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.
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.
11:26am Tuesday 27th January 2015
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4:40pm Thursday 22nd January 2015
clear the rubbish at the Averies site, now why does that not surprise me? (Adver, January 19) It is an easy way of getting away without paying, to go into administration. I was told by someone at the Adver officer that the Council own the land at Cheney Manor site, but do not own the Marshgate site, so why is the council going to have to pay for the clearing up of the Marshgate site?
4:39pm Thursday 22nd January 2015
I am sure that readers of the Swindon Advertiser letters page would have noticed that myself and T Reynolds have crossed swords on more than one occasion, but I agreed with his every word on January 13.
4:38pm Thursday 22nd January 2015
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5:51pm Wednesday 21st January 2015
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5:49pm Wednesday 21st January 2015
At the risk of getting even more history lessons from those in the know, a report out today says that MPs have now recognised polygamy by Muslim men, who under their religion are allowed four or more wives.
5:48pm Wednesday 21st January 2015
5:46pm Wednesday 21st January 2015
REFER to the meeting of the Thamesdown Drive Extension Group (TDeX) on January 13, which was organised to provide council representatives with a grass root opinion after concerns were expressed by a large number of residents about the latest report querying the feasibility of the road extension, particularly when a report early in 2014 by the same consultant made a case for building the road.
5:38pm Wednesday 21st January 2015
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12:59pm Tuesday 20th January 2015
12:57pm Tuesday 20th January 2015
I am sorry to disappoint the fervent extreme right-wing supporters of UKIP who think their party is becoming the most popular, but the Green Party has now overtaken them in national membership figures. The Guardian (a Labour/Liberal paper) reports (16 January) that Greens have 44,713 members in the UK, Lib Dems 44,576 and UKIP 41,943.
12:56pm Tuesday 20th January 2015