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The editor welcomes letters on all topics but please keep to a maximum of 300 words and include a full address and daytime telephone number. The editor reserves the right to shorten or amend letters for legal reasons or due to lack of space.
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MADAM — I admit my views on both Ukip and The Daily/Sunday Mail were very low to start with, but the lazy, distorted and hypocritical letter from your correspondent Caroline Stephens, Ukip’s Parliamentary candidate, scrapes the bin.
2:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014
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MADAM - The National Autistic Society is calling on local people affected by autism to nominate individuals and services that have made a difference to their lives for the third annual Autism Professionals Awards.
4:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
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3:38pm Friday 12th September 2014
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Archway School student Theseus Lythgoe, 13, sent in this picture of toadstools in Randwick Woods which he took on Friday. Photography is one of his favourite hobbies. Photographs can be emailed to tla@stroudnews andjournal.co.uk
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MADAM – I was horrified to learn recently that the EU is paying millions of pounds of our money to Cuba to help with refuse collection, and to the Czech Republic for a non-existent fishing fleet, when that country doesn’t even have a coastline.
3:26pm Friday 12th September 2014
MADAM – Earlier this year, I staged a lone anti-badger cull protest at Gatcombe Park in the light of comments made by Princess Anne on a BBC Countryfile programme in which she advocated the gassing of badgers in relation to bovine TB.
3:24pm Friday 12th September 2014
MADAM – In response to Simon Pickering’s open letter to me: I have never blamed officers for the failure to have a local plan for the Stroud Valleys and Vale. Instead, I have repeatedly pointed to the failure of supporters in council of the Labour-led administration.
3:23pm Friday 12th September 2014
MADAM – Further deterioration in local planning and growing dissatisfaction with planners is evident from an application to alter a single-storey doctors surgery to a three-storey block of 15 flats with insufficient parking here in Ebley.
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MADAM – I read with astonishment in the Mail on Sunday (August 24, 2014) that the EU, which all your parties actively support, agreed to provide £1.6 million to fund bin collections in Cuba in April at a time when many local authorities throughout the UK have been forced to implement a fortnightly bin collection, thereby attracting increased vermin to the detriment of public health.
3:53pm Friday 5th September 2014
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MADAM – I was most interested to read the letter in the SNJ of August 20 which reflects on the message to be gained from the recent Valley by-election in respect of the state of the parties in Stroud ahead of next year’s General Election.
3:58pm Thursday 4th September 2014
MADAM – I see no point in descending to a ‘tit for tat’ argument with members of the local Labour Party (letters, August 13), especially as Green, Labour and Lib Dem councillors are working together on Stroud District Council for the benefit of local people.
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MADAM – I have asked, along with other Labour councillors, the same questions about the incinerator that the Greens and the Liberal Democrats say they are going to ask the administration at the next county council meeting.
12:36pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
MADAM - If you will allow me, I would like to thank the voters of Stroud’s Valley Ward for electing me as their new Green Party Stroud district councillor and say that I will endeavour to represent the best interest of all residents of the ward.
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MADAM - May I take this opportunity to thank the Nailsworth fire station crew of the Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue service who recently attended and rescued my daughter Samantha and her one-year-old son Leo who were accidentally locked in her car when the locking mechanism failed.
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MADAM - The UK’s tourist attractions are an integral part of our heritage, but did your readers know that according to our new research almost two thirds of the UK’s top tourist venues are not fully accessible to wheelchair users?
12:22pm Thursday 21st August 2014
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MADAM – What has happened to Frampton? I was looking back on our village life now that the last shop is closing, I remember White’s shop – which sold knitting and sewing needs, one bakery, five shops, one hair dresser, three pubs, two garages, two butchers, one dentist, one Post Office, a coal yard, undertakers, vicarage (with vicar), Cadbury’s factory, school, church/chapel, tennis court (no charge), police station, doctors, football/cricket club, Bradley’s Fox Wreaths Flowers For All Occasions and building firm (Dave Evan’s).