If it ain't broke....

This Is Wiltshire:

10:18am Thursday 25th September 2014

Well thank God the referendum regarding Scots Independence is over. And I believe the Scots have made the right decision, not least because I have some very good friends amongst the Scots population both here and north of the Border.

A church for the north

This Is Wiltshire:

10:17am Thursday 25th September 2014

Now that a clear majority North of the Border has comprehensively rejected Scottishness, surely it is time for us to have an established Church in North Britain?

Times are a-changing

This Is Wiltshire:

9:32am Thursday 25th September 2014

We are living in changing times. The economic and political crisis; the permanent wars; climate change and human suffering are signs of changing times.

Bravo to great couple

This Is Wiltshire:

9:31am Thursday 25th September 2014

It is with a heavy heart that I opened my post to see that the usual letter had arrived inviting us to a production of Stage Struck at the Arts Centre but this one was not like all the rest.

Living with scars

This Is Wiltshire:

9:29am Wednesday 24th September 2014

As the fire service have said, last week’s shocking scenes in EastEnders have been a reminder of the dangers of fire and why every home should have a smoke alarm. But it also raises a wider issue.

Nominate heroes

This Is Wiltshire:

9:28am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Time is running out to make a nomination for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2015. This is the highest award for voluntary groups – equivalent to an MBE – and was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

Don't forget carers

This Is Wiltshire:

9:23am Wednesday 24th September 2014

With World Alzheimer’s Day having just past, I’d like to tell your readers about the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia, not only for those living with the condition, but those caring for them too.

It's not so super

This Is Wiltshire:

9:21am Wednesday 24th September 2014

IN RESPONSE to G A Woodward’s letter regarding Weston-super-Mare, it is a disappointment now.

Rights and wrongs

This Is Wiltshire:

9:20am Wednesday 24th September 2014

It is good news for some that Scots voted in the recent referendum to stay within the United Kingdom.

USA risk to the NHS

This Is Wiltshire:

1:32pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

In reply to Mr GA Woodward (SA September 15), he is correct to be concerned that the NHS is under threat from the EU trade deal being discussed with the USA.

What would Christ do?

This Is Wiltshire:

1:31pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Re ‘Bigotry is repulsive’ (SA August 1) from Sue Hammond. She states: ‘You criticise Helen and you presume she has not ‘studied the scriptures.’ I never said that. I said: ‘I would have thought at least studied part of scripture to have rejected it?’ If you cannot read a simple letter of mine in the Adver properly, what hope is there of you reading the Bible properly?

Deadline for award

This Is Wiltshire:

1:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Seven years ago, I set up the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs with the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability to recognise the many talented, ambitious and inspiring disabled people who have set up their own businesses.

Bridge sign broken

This Is Wiltshire:

1:29pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

You ran a story on September 12 about a high van getting stuck under White House Bridge. You didn’t mention (maybe you are not aware) that the flashing warning sign just before the traffic lights on Station Road has been out of action for some weeks now.

GWH food was good

This Is Wiltshire:

1:28pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I was quite bewildered by reports on the food provided by Great Western Hospital, just couldn’t understand it. I was admitted to GWH in June 2008 and stayed for six months. I found the food quite good and nourishing, it was all cooked and hot on delivery.

Learn the symptoms

This Is Wiltshire:

1:26pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I was saddened to read in your recent article that a 17-year-old New College, Swindon, student was rushed to hospital with meningitis.

Why the response?

This Is Wiltshire:

1:22pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Why is it every time I write criticising the Webbs, Peter Smith of Woodside Avenue predictably pops up like a Jack in the Box?

EU Law is dangerous

This Is Wiltshire:

1:21pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The world has become a much more dangerous place because of laws passed by the European Union.

You missed my point

This Is Wiltshire:

1:20pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Guy Green says he completely agrees with my letter saying that if the government extends the life of Parliament beyond its maximum of five years, it will be in effect be carrying out a coup and I am glad that he agrees.

Remember Hiawatha?

This Is Wiltshire:

1:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Through your network I am wondering if any of your senior readers remember a poem about Hiawatha?

Border out of control

This Is Wiltshire:

1:18pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The European Union has expanded to include the poor country of Croatia.

Abominable cruelty

This Is Wiltshire:

1:17pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I came home from my local on Saturday night, turned on the television to read the Sunday newspaper headlines as is my normal custom and to say I was stunned, shocked, angry and greatly saddened, would be an understatement.

I want some answers

This Is Wiltshire:

1:16pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

On September 15, a friend I went to a public house in West Swindon for a midday meal and a chat, and while we were there we observed two young lads, in their middle/late 20s, both from Hungary, or so they said, come into the bar.

I want some answers

This Is Wiltshire:

1:14pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

On September 15, a friend I went to a public house in West Swindon for a midday meal and a chat, and while we were there we observed two young lads, in their middle/late 20s, both from Hungary, or so they said, come into the bar.

Real question over this fire

This Is Wiltshire:

12:49pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Why is it that many people engaged at high level in what are supposed to be our public services, seemingly have an affliction that prevents straightforward thinking?

Making choices

This Is Wiltshire:

12:47pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The leader of the council adopts a very interesting position with regard to his priorities in the spending of Swindon council tax payers’ hard earned pounds.

Such a sad story

This Is Wiltshire:

12:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I was sad to hear on the news that 50 dogs had died in a fire at Manchester Dogs Home, 150 more rescued, some injured and traumatised.

What I expected

This Is Wiltshire:

12:42pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Steve Nibbs, your reply to my letter (September 10) was the type of letter we have come to expect from you.

Day tripper's gripe

This Is Wiltshire:

12:39pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

During the recent school holidays my family and I embarked upon our annual day trip to Weston-super-Mare, totally unaware of the shocks in store that awaited us since last year’s visit.

Confusing reigns

This Is Wiltshire:

12:36pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I wonder if many of your readers are as confused as I am when thinking what the Conservative Party stands for, seeing that an election is looming.

Do as the Bible says

This Is Wiltshire:

12:31pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Those who profess to be Christian, to be followers of Christ, and who rush to pass judgment of others seem to have conveniently forgotten the words of their Lord: “Let those of you without sin cast the first stone.” It should not fall to non-believers such as myself to remind them to act in accordance with that instruction.

Respect for women

This Is Wiltshire:

12:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I have a theory. There are certain religions in this country that treat women as second class citizens to put it in the mildest terms possible. Make no mistake; these persecuted females will eventually turn on their male bullying masters. Mark my words, nature is sometimes very cruel, but never wrong regarding the advance of procreation.

Not a nationality yet

This Is Wiltshire:

12:29pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

On Thursday, of all days, when the people of Scotland went to the polls to decide our future, the last thing I expected to receive from Companies House when incorporating a company was the message “The nationality specified is not a valid nationality. SCOTS has been shown, please expand to show a full nationality.”

Don't smoke asbestos

This Is Wiltshire:

12:28pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Smoking is dangerous enough; it’s written in bold print on every packet of cigarettes across the country that smoking kills. And with an estimated 114m fake and unregulated cigarettes sold each year across just a few London boroughs (Southwark; Bexley; Bromley; Greenwich; Lambeth; and Lewisham), smoking could carry another deadly health threat – asbestos.

A problem solved

This Is Wiltshire:

12:26pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

With regards to Mary Gladman’s letter (SA September 17) concerning yet another high-sided vehicle hitting one of Swindon’s low bridges.

Police are a menace

This Is Wiltshire:

12:25pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Reference your front page story of September 17. I have been a shopkeeper for 40 years trading on a main road in Old Town.

Keep it in the family, please

This Is Wiltshire:

12:15pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Now that the votes have been counted and the results published, perhaps it’s time for some of us to take notice of the outcome and rethink our posiion on Europe.

It will cost us dearly

This Is Wiltshire:

12:13pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The EU is cancelling the system of paper tax discs for the road fund licence from October 1, 2014.

You've got it wrong

This Is Wiltshire:

12:12pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

In answer to Steve Nibbs’ question, (why do I respond to his attacks on the Webb's), I have responded to a number of his letters, some when he was attacking the Webb's and some when he wasn’t.

Unfair competition

This Is Wiltshire:

12:06pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I AM increasingly aware of the increasing competition to Royal Mail by other postal companies.

Come join the fun

This Is Wiltshire:

12:02pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I would like to tell your readers about a fun children’s charity event I am supporting again in October.

Where will waste go?

This Is Wiltshire:

12:01pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I NOTE that in the letter from Wiltshire Council asking for opinions on which rubbish collection service should be suspended during the winter, there is great play made of the “free service” which we now enjoy.

Nominations, please

This Is Wiltshire:

11:59am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The National Autistic Society is calling on people affected by autism to nominate individuals and services that have made a difference to their lives for the third annual Autism Professionals Awards.

Praise for responder

This Is Wiltshire:

11:58am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THROUGH your letters page may I take the opportunity to highlight the wonderful service provided by the responder button that my wife and I have in our flat.

Troubled conscience?

This Is Wiltshire:

11:57am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AS we get older we sometimes have senior moments, like the afternoon of Saturday, August 9 when I arranged for £150 to be dispensed at the cashpoint outside WH Smith in Marlborough, only to forget to pick it up.

I know what you mean

This Is Wiltshire:

11:53am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Mr Avenell, in his letter ‘Visit Specsavers’ of September 12, in reply to an excellent letter from Pete Smith, says he never made derogatory remarks on would-be asylum seekers at Calais in his letter of August 30, ‘Mark sickens me’.

Stealing democracy

This Is Wiltshire:

11:50am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Terry Hayward is quite right to criticise the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the trade deal that is being negotiated in secret between the EU and the USA.

Different strokes

This Is Wiltshire:

11:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

This has been the summer of our discontent; bad news stories have followed each other across the headlines. Is the world going to the dogs, or are things pretty much as they always were, a mixture of the dramatic and the mundane?

Cooper's a keeper

This Is Wiltshire:

11:28am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I am a proud season ticket holder at Swindon Town FC and Saturday’s performance at the County Ground was the best I’ve seen since the Glenn Hoddle days. It was that good.

Almost foreign

This Is Wiltshire:

11:26am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I sat up all night on Thursday, running into Friday past dawn, watching my country, Britain, step back from the catalyst of disintegration.

Christian spirit?

This Is Wiltshire:

9:47am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

There is a new interest and openness today about the world's most fearsome mystery – where we go when we die.






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