A Christian bluff

This Is Wiltshire:

3:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Re ‘Live and let live,’(SA August 28) Dave Cottrell states: 'Who are you to say that a person cannot be a Christian if they’re gay?’ Not me Mr Cottrell, but the Holy Bible – something which you claim to have read in your letter, but clearly have not!

Scots ‘love’ insult

This Is Wiltshire:

3:16pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

What a complex person David Cameron is. When he gave Alex Salmond and his Scottish Nationalist Party their desired referendum he pointedly excluded the rest of the United Kingdom from participation in the vote; in doing so he accepted the illogical argument that Scottish Independence was a matter just for the Scots. Of course he was wrong as it wasn’t just political independence that Mr Salmond wanted.

Oasis needs updating

This Is Wiltshire:

3:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

I read with interest your article on the redevelopment of the Oasis Leisure Centre (SA Thursday September 11). I really hope the plans by Moirai Capital Investments come to fruition and the refurbishment work commences soon. Deadlines have been missed and the work is long overdue.

No coalition choice

This Is Wiltshire:

3:13pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

I completely agree with what Steve Thompson says in his letter published (SA September 13). I would go further and suggest the coup he describes has already happened.

Yes, get rid of them

This Is Wiltshire:

5:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

Apparently the Yes campaign in Scotland gains more support every time they are made aware of the option to get rid of Clegg, Milliband, Cameron and the rest of our so-called Westminster elite. Can't say I blame them, looks like a no brainer to me. Wish I could do the same.

Swindon Blue badge error

This Is Wiltshire:

5:09pm Friday 12th September 2014

Opening a letter from Swindon Council, I was surprised to find a blue disabled badge, as I already have one. I looked closer to find this was sent to my flat number but not in my name.

Visit Specsavers

This Is Wiltshire:

5:06pm Friday 12th September 2014

The letter from your correspondent rejoicing in the name Peter Smith is dangerously flawed. At no stage did I use offensive or derogatory language against immigrants which I will admit to using against our politicians who have brought Great Britain to its knees.

Scots driven away

This Is Wiltshire:

5:05pm Friday 12th September 2014

In reply to Bill Williams (9 September) he is correct to say that the best thing for Britain is that Scotland does not leave, and that we all stay together in the United Kingdom.

Antichrist rise and fall

This Is Wiltshire:

5:04pm Friday 12th September 2014

hese are indeed perilous times in which we are living, and our little country seems to become more vulnerable every day.

Bedroom tax evils

This Is Wiltshire:

5:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

In reply to Sam James (Adver Sept 9 ) he is so right when he describes the evils of the bedroom tax.

Political silly season

This Is Wiltshire:

5:02pm Friday 12th September 2014

The silly season must be approaching as I have been lucky enough to have two local politicians on separate occasions come to my front door.

Theatre too noisy

This Is Wiltshire:

10:13am Thursday 11th September 2014

n February I came to the Wyvern Theatre to see The Mousetrap which was accompanied by the sound of running feet in the adjoining building. Not the most conducive way in which to follow the plot of an Agatha Christie whodunit.

Let’s preserve iconic building

This Is Wiltshire:

3:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014

As I reminisce in the late evening of life’s journey, my memories in Swindon focus on her people and the tremendous love and support I have been privileged to receive.

It’s our heritage

This Is Wiltshire:

3:38pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Well done Barrie Hudson. It is about time English Heritage were told we are the English and the stuff they are “caretaking” is our heritage, not their private plaything. They act as if they own these places rather than holding them in trust.

Tax vote let-down

This Is Wiltshire:

3:37pm Thursday 11th September 2014

I was very disappointed that Robert Buckland MP voted against reforming the bedroom tax.

Wasted chance

This Is Wiltshire:

3:36pm Thursday 11th September 2014

This latest directive from the EU in Brussels on the maximum power rating of vacuum cleaners is an admission that Western Europe faces a huge electricity energy shortage.

Smoky summer

This Is Wiltshire:

3:35pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Well, it’s a lovely September evening and again, as the experts predicted, the Marshgate fire has got worse before it gets better.

Imaginary letters

This Is Wiltshire:

3:34pm Thursday 11th September 2014

S Nibbs, the religious fundamentalist whose watchwords are “Jesus loves me and anyone who looks and thinks exactly like me but anyone else better watch out for the fire and brimstone”, has hit on a remarkable new tack for his Adver letters.

Dementia’s heroes

This Is Wiltshire:

3:19pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Dementia affects over 800,000 people in the UK, many of whom are looked after at home by a family member with no formal training in care.

Proud of daughter

This Is Wiltshire:

3:17pm Thursday 11th September 2014

read “house on the hill” comments in Your Say regarding the NHS problems. I very much disagree with including disabilities as a lifestyle choice.

Tricks of the mind

This Is Wiltshire:

3:17pm Thursday 11th September 2014

MEMORY is a peculiar thing. On occasions it works fine, on other occasions it can fail, as it did in Frank Avenell’s letter (Mark sickens me, SAAug 29), in which he wrote “if memory serves me, M Webb was among your correspondents who implied that I was racist”.

The lying Scotsman

This Is Wiltshire:

3:15pm Thursday 11th September 2014

As the panic sets in with the political classes I am quietly confident that my fellow countrymen and women will vote for a stay as you are.

Duo worked wonders

This Is Wiltshire:

3:14pm Thursday 11th September 2014

We had two people from Swindon compete for us in different challenges on Sunday September 7, and we would like to thank them both for their commitment and hard work to achieve what they did and for raising money for our charity.

Pick up dog mess

This Is Wiltshire:

3:13pm Thursday 11th September 2014

To whom it may concern, and judging from what I saw the other morning, it concerns quite a lot of people, I went for a walk in the Nalgo fields, saw some blackberries and went to pick a few.

NHS warning cry

This Is Wiltshire:

1:04pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

How right H Lang was in the excellent letter (SA August 28) in sounding a ‘warning cry’ concerning the ‘deliberate creeping privatisation’ of our NHS, and also highlighting the fact that things could be set to get a whole lot worse if TTIP ‘The Transatlantic trade and investment partnership’ between the US and the EU is ever allowed to happen.

Speed camera lunacy

This Is Wiltshire:

1:03pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

recently learned, South Yorkshire Police failed lamentably to deal with widespread sexual abuse of at least 1,400 children, their then Chief Constable Meredydd (90mph) Hughes certainly put a great deal of effort and public money into his speed camera crusade against motorists, including founding Road Safety Support Ltd in which he still plays a leading role, whose explicit purpose was to dissuade drivers from exercising their legal rights to defend themselves in court by threatening costs of £4,000 if they fought but lost.

Town in a real mess

This Is Wiltshire:

1:02pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

I wonder what visitors think when they come to our town. This is the thought I had while waiting with my wife last weekend for our coach to arrive at the pick up point outside of Debenhams by the old Menzies Hotel in Fleming Way.

Bedroom tax let-down

This Is Wiltshire:

1:01pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

I was very disappointed that Robert Buckland voted against reforming the bedroom tax.

Cemetery in sad state

This Is Wiltshire:

4:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

I WAS sad to read about more vandalism at Radnor Street Cemetery.

Circus crossing mess

This Is Wiltshire:

4:19pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MALCOLM Morrison (SA 15 August) makes another valid point, having driven on six occasions in three days around Regent Circus – in all directions.

Time to seize the day

This Is Wiltshire:

4:16pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

QUOTE of the day, “no matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world” SA, 14 August. The quote comes from the movie, Dead Poets Society, which is one of my two favourite movies by Robin Williams who died last week.

Elephant in the room

This Is Wiltshire:

4:14pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FURTHER to your article on the development in Rodbourne Rec, which may or may not take place this financial year, due to the crucial absence of key staff on holiday and the Bank Holiday.

It’s against the Bible

This Is Wiltshire:

2:26pm Monday 18th August 2014

RE ‘Be loud and proud’, August 13 from Rosemary Duff, she writes: “events such as (Gay) Pride are needed so people can shout out that it is fine and normal to be gay until those who think it’s not get the message”. So, Rosemary Duff, the Christian God who abhors homosexuality will, according to you, “eventually get the message” and write it out of the Holy Bible, so all the diverse elements in our midst may carry on happy as larks?

Put a stop to bigots

This Is Wiltshire:

3:42pm Monday 18th August 2014

WHEN I asked if Gay Pride was still necessary, I wasn’t disapproving of it, merely asking if we had indeed reached equality.

Waste bid a debacle

This Is Wiltshire:

3:44pm Monday 18th August 2014

I AM writing to vent my annoyance over the recent debacle that Swindon Borough Council were involved with concerning the movement of the waste to the Park and ride in Cricklade Road.

No to plain packets

This Is Wiltshire:

3:40pm Monday 18th August 2014

I WRITE in response to your article ‘Plain cigarette packs will bring in £2m’, published August 14.

We pick and choose

This Is Wiltshire:

3:36pm Monday 18th August 2014

THIS response is from my MP, Mr Robert Buckland, which I don’t agree with, but it is our government’s view, and I quote: “The Government’s position is that the settlement building is illegal under international law, but that sanctions would not be the best way to take action against this breach of law; instead, this is a matter for... the international community as a whole, not simply Britain.

Why is there a delay?

This Is Wiltshire:

3:35pm Monday 18th August 2014

IT would appear to be really strange that the official findings of the results concerning the two black box flight recorders salvaged from the stricken Malaysian airliner MH17 and taken to Farnborough, Hampshire to be analysed, do not yet appear to have been officially released.

Is it understaffing?

This Is Wiltshire:

2:25pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE benefits sanctions system is said to be in chaos with appeals taking weeks or months, leaving people without money and extremely distressed.

Compensate for stink

This Is Wiltshire:

2:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

I DRIVE up and down Drakes Way several times a day and am appalled at the choking, foul-smelling smoke coming from the Averies fire.

Stop being a nimby

This Is Wiltshire:

2:16pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE ‘Not in my back Yard’ brigade or nimby has become a real phenomenon of late. There are stories from across the country of local people rejecting plans that may affect their local community.

My home is haven

This Is Wiltshire:

1:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

I HAVE read letters in the Swindon Advertiser regarding the current situation vis a vis Israel and Hamas.

War dead betrayed

This Is Wiltshire:

1:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

HOW pathetic and gutless are our so-called leaders. I see the Mayor of Calais has promised to give free ferry passes to the human mess in his own backyard so they can come to the UK.

Give us a display

This Is Wiltshire:

1:12pm Monday 18th August 2014

I HAVE lived in Tydeman Street, in Gorse Hill, for 58 years and have run the Sunflower Cafe for nearly 13 years so I feel qualified to comment about the following.

A use for prisoners

This Is Wiltshire:

1:10pm Monday 18th August 2014

I ALWAYS enjoy the Barrie Hudson column in the SA. Last Tuesday 5 August, I found the “It’s just another slap on the wrist” item of interest where Barrie made comment about the lenient sentences passed down to criminals by the local judiciary.

Tattoo was great

This Is Wiltshire:

1:09pm Monday 18th August 2014

THANK you so much for my tickets for the Royal International Air Tattoo. I was over the moon, flabbergasted and so chuffed!

Rules of the road

This Is Wiltshire:

1:08pm Monday 18th August 2014

IF the policy of “shared streets” (in operation at the Regent Circus development) is to be pursued, surely the corollary must be the following?

Inquiry won’t help

This Is Wiltshire:

1:08pm Monday 18th August 2014

WITH regard to Andrew Parkin and his Epetition calling for an inquiry, how on earth is that going to be any benefit to putting this fire out?

Quite appalling

This Is Wiltshire:

4:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AS a resident of the Railway Village, I am appalled to hear the bus company is going to run buses two ways through the village, one a minute!

A sad genius

This Is Wiltshire:

4:38pm Thursday 14th August 2014

IT was indeed a say when the world heard of the passing of Robin Williams.

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