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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.
11:21am Thursday 6th March 2014
MADAM – I have read with interest the recent and not so recent letters regarding the whys and wherefores of the mushroom like appearance of food supermarkets that seem to pop up here there and everywhere, especially the express branches, which are on every high street across the land, with something for everyone on their shelves.
11:16am Thursday 6th March 2014
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10:46am Thursday 6th March 2014
MADAM – Can I first thank you for giving such good coverage of the proposed retirement of Jim Walsh and Anne Greed from Backhouses Newsagent shop in Middle Street, Stroud – a shop that came into being in 1904.
9:59am Thursday 27th February 2014
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MADAM – I was pleased to read that Conservative Member of the European Parliament for the South West Julie Girling is seeking the views of her constituents on immigration in the region – but to what end?
9:52am Thursday 27th February 2014
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9:44am Thursday 27th February 2014
MADAM – Having read the Stroud News & Journal of Wednesday, January 29, and particularly four different articles within it, I have to say I was surprised you didn’t put all of them on one page although I do appreciate it would have been difficult to decide on one suitable headline.
9:37am Thursday 27th February 2014
MADAM - Your headlines announcing the disappointment of GlosVAIN in respect to the delay of yet another report should not have come as a surprise. What is surprising is the need for yet another report on a subject all ready overwhelmed with reports regarding the safety of emissions from commercial incinerators.
9:33am Thursday 27th February 2014
12:07pm Friday 21st February 2014
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11:56am Friday 21st February 2014
MADAM – I wanted to inform readers that I have once again written to the secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson MP, in order to impress upon him the need for the government to make an application to the EU Solidarity Fund to help areas affected by flooding.
11:52am Friday 21st February 2014
MADAM – It was a shame that Brian Oosthuysen was not at the incinerator inquiry when Gloucestershire County Council’s legal counsel mentioned the motion from the local authority “directing the chief executive to write to Eric Pickles setting out the widespread opposition to the incinerator”.
11:50am Friday 21st February 2014
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MADAM – At its first meeting after the May 2013 elections, the county council elected Labour councillors Oosthuysen and Lydon to chair its two main scrutiny committees, with a combined Labour and Conservative vote, although the Liberal Democrats were and are the biggest opposition party. Red and blue then united to defeat a Lib Dem motion on the incinerator.
11:36am Friday 21st February 2014
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12:00pm Thursday 20th February 2014
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MADAM - We, too, were inspired by the amazing energy and political engagement of Marling and Stroud High students, and proud to have been part of their demonstration against Michael Gove and his disastrous attack on education.
11:28am Thursday 20th February 2014
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MADAM - After reading a recent letter and articles from previous issues I struggle to see how both Stroud Against The Cuts and Stroud Green Party can try to make such a big publicity stunt regarding introducing a no evictions policy for those in bedroom tax arrears when Stroud District Council has never evicted anyone for not paying the bedroom tax.
11:17am Thursday 20th February 2014
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MADAM - Despite fierce opposition from doctors, 38 Degrees, the British Medical Association and charities, the Government is trying to rush through changes that will make it far easier to close hospitals without public consultation.
11:02am Thursday 20th February 2014
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MADAM - In the recent county council debate over the Labour motion attacking the decision to put an incinerator in Javelin Park, Jeremy Hilton, a Liberal Democrat, claimed there was ‘a cosy deal’ between the Labour group in the county council and the Conservative group. Sarah Lunnon, a Green councillor, also said in this paper that “maybe Labour and the Tories have come to some understanding at the county”.
10:17am Thursday 6th February 2014
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10:41am Thursday 30th January 2014
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10:32am Thursday 30th January 2014
MADAM - My daughter lost her iPhone in Stratford Park, it was her longed for Christmas present and I was furious with her for being that careless. So imagine my total shock when I rang the leisure centre, to find that some kind person had picked it up and handed it in. I’m so very grateful to them and would like to say thank you, whoever you are, you are an absolute star.
10:31am Thursday 30th January 2014
10:29am Thursday 30th January 2014
MADAM - Neil Carmichael has yet again ignored the will of his constituents and voted through another nasty piece of coalition legislation. The Lobbying Bill will do huge damage to charities and campaigners and Stroud, something that was highlighted at the recent public meeting.
10:28am Thursday 30th January 2014