10:42am Friday 7th March 2014
10:34am Friday 7th March 2014
10:39am Friday 7th March 2014
I honestly thought that our Swindon Advertiser was different from the sensationalistic national rags, but it seems I was wrong. It must have been struggling for headline on Monday, February 24 to feature that £17,000 was spent last year on bottled water by the council.
10:36am Friday 7th March 2014
I read in the Advertiser that the local elections will soon be upon us. I have more interest, hand on heart, In walking my dog in the rain. You may wonder why I treat local democracy with such contempt?
10:40am Friday 7th March 2014
It never surprises me when letters (Derek Benfield, March 5) appear which twist perfectly sensible quotes. Former Labour councillor Derek Benfield, who I replaced in 2004, has implied I think it is too early to consider infrastructure for developments occuring to the East of the A419. Absolutely wrong. Likewise 3,000 houses at Lotmead with all traffic going through Covingham and Wanborough is a fantasy.
10:37am Friday 7th March 2014
10:33am Friday 7th March 2014
10:45am Thursday 6th March 2014
10:52am Thursday 6th March 2014
11:00am Thursday 6th March 2014
10:59am Thursday 6th March 2014
Swindon Guide Dogs for the Blind is looking for organisations, businesses, youth groups to sign up for The Swindon Phoenix Rotary Club’s dragon boat event, which is being held at Coate Water Country Park on Sunday, June 29.
10:57am Thursday 6th March 2014
10:56am Thursday 6th March 2014
I read the letter in Tuesday’s edition that Ted Davis is concerned that the floodlights at Broome Manor Golf Club are on when he drives into Swindon from Devizes. He seems concerned for the residents in the Croft and Wichelstowe area, as he can see a lighting up of the sky from Berwick Bassett.
10:54am Thursday 6th March 2014
I read with interest in the Daily Mail that councils are planning to charge families for services such as rat catching to bring in more revenue. Manchester wants to bill residents £25, Portsmouth £43 while Newcastle will charge £30.
10:53am Thursday 6th March 2014
10:51am Thursday 6th March 2014
Nigel Farage made his speech at his party’s conference in Torquay. Here are his words, which contain more honesty and truth than anything I have read from any politician since the last General Election.
10:47am Thursday 6th March 2014
4:33pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
THIS year Swindon Conservatives voted to support an increase in council house rents by 3.7 per cent and to continue to use less than one per cent of the total housing budget to support a special hardship fund to assist tenants in need affected by benefits reform.
4:31pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
MY restless spirit reached out in the year 2000 to try and save Swindon’s jewel in the crown, The Mechanics Institute. Now, 14 years later, my historic home on planet Earth still awaits its vital resurrection.
4:30pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
Good news that the parishes of Covingham and Wanborough will be working together (Swindon Advertiser March 1) to ensure the interests of the people they represent are served when, or dare I say if, the proposed development at Lotmead in Wanborough comes to fruition.
4:29pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
4:25pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
Imagine my surprise when I arrived at Swindon Civic Offices to attend a meeting of the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Body on Monday March 3, to be told the meeting had been switched to Chippenham.
4:24pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
4:23pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
We have been contacted by a number of residents who have expressed concerns about the highways works currently being undertaken in Wichelstowe, close to where we will open our first Swindon store on April 10.
4:21pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
THERE is a lot of debate over the fairness of the waste collection in our borough, green or otherwise. If the decision to charge for a green bin and the collection of its contents is reversed, it must follow that the households who do not generate green waste should get a rebate on their council tax.
4:20pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
4:19pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
In today’s Adver (Monday March 3) I read with interest and disapp-ointment about the low numbers of girls applying for places at the new technology college. I then turned to Graham Carter’s column in which he joked about the inability of women to read maps. Of all the sentences he wrote, this one was the one you chose to highlight.
11:18am Tuesday 4th March 2014
11:10am Tuesday 4th March 2014
11:15am Tuesday 4th March 2014
At the same time as purportedly paying right wing neo fascists sympathisers $25 per day to incite trouble in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, which has given Russia little option than to act to protect its people, America in a parallel effort has also purportedly been pouring money in to wealthier parts of Venezuela with the aim of inciting violent overthrow of president Maduro.
11:16am Tuesday 4th March 2014
11:15am Tuesday 4th March 2014
11:14am Tuesday 4th March 2014
I travel daily between 04.00-04.40 from my home in Devizes to Swindon. Why is the floodlighting on at Broome Manor Golf Range at such times and has this been on all night? You can see this lighting up the sky from Berwick Bassett.
11:13am Tuesday 4th March 2014
Before the SA is inundated with letters decrying Ed Milliband’s proposed changes to the Labour Party, let me kick off with a few updates not yet covered by the Tory press. Last week I heard the co-treasurer of the Conservatives was filmed giving a rare account of how lobbying the Conservative Party can work.
11:12am Tuesday 4th March 2014
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10:37am Monday 3rd March 2014
10:19am Monday 3rd March 2014
10:26am Monday 3rd March 2014
10:35am Monday 3rd March 2014
If any service or civilian person who served at these bases would like to join the RAF Seletar Association, with a view to possibly renewing old friendships, please contact me at the address below, or telephone or email for details.
10:31am Monday 3rd March 2014
10:30am Monday 3rd March 2014
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10:23am Monday 3rd March 2014
4:35pm Sunday 2nd March 2014
No one can be unaware of the unrelenting negative propoganda involving the deputy leader of the Labour party Harriett Harman recently orchestrated by the Daily Mail newspaper relating to her employment as a legal officer with a human rights organisation back in the 1970s.
4:37pm Sunday 2nd March 2014
4:41pm Sunday 2nd March 2014