9:39am Wednesday 17th September 2014
3:36pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
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!
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.
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.
3:13pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
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.
5:09pm Friday 12th September 2014
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.
5:05pm Friday 12th September 2014
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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.
3:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014
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.
3:37pm Thursday 11th September 2014
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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.
3:19pm Thursday 11th September 2014
3:17pm Thursday 11th September 2014
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”.
3:15pm Thursday 11th September 2014
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.
3:13pm Thursday 11th September 2014
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9:23am Wednesday 10th September 2014
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.
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.
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.
1:01pm Tuesday 9th September 2014
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9:42am Friday 5th September 2014
Each and every election that passes we continue to see a worrying trend of increasing voter apathy. A 65 per cent turnout at the general election, just over 30 per cent for the local and European elections, and a shameful 10 per cent for some PCC elections.
10:40am Thursday 4th September 2014
As children start the academic year, I am pleased to see the ever-growing choice from the good schools that are available in this borough. This September we will see the new University Technical College join our existing secondary schools and colleges as it accepts its first pupils. We also have new primary classes opening in the town centre and north Swindon. Although it’s the Council’s role to ensure that there are sufficient school places, since 1988 the law and government policy has made parental choice a key part of the school allocation process. Over the next few weeks, we will be inviting parents to register for school places in September 2015. Since I am both a parent and a former Cabinet Member responsible for Children’s Services, I know how important these choices are.
9:45am Wednesday 3rd September 2014
This week Parliament has returned after the summer recess. It’s been a busy few weeks and a very welcome opportunity to spend even more time in Swindon, talking to residents, meeting community groups and attending a large number of local events.
10:13am Friday 22nd August 2014
Over the last few days we have witnessed the horrific and disturbing images of the brutal murder of American photojournalist James Foley at the hands of the barbaric terrorist organisation known as the Islamic State.
5:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014
As work goes on to tackle the fire at the Averies waste site, I would like to explain the huge amount of work that has been going on, much of it requiring meetings with our partner agencies about operational matters. The Fire Brigade has responsibility for putting the fire out. The Environment Agency has responsibility for licensing such sites. The Council has no formal role, but as the smoke was affecting residents and businesses, we used our powers to help co-ordinate activities.
3:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014
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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.
4:14pm Tuesday 19th August 2014
3:52pm Monday 18th August 2014
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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?
3:42pm Monday 18th August 2014
JUSTIN TOMLINSON: Their confidence, work ethic and determination to put something back into their local community is amazing
1:40pm Monday 18th August 2014
THIS summer, across Swindon, hundreds of young people aged 16-17 will have taken part in the National Citizen Service (NCS). NCS is a scheme that was the personal project of Prime Minister David Cameron.
Your chance to put your community news online
- Abbey Meads
- Cheney Manor
- Covingham & Nythe
- Gorse Hill
- Haydon Wick
- Liden & Eldene
- South Marston
- West Swindon
- Wootton Bassett