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I’m afraid that league table results don’t lie

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

I admit to being the worst type of supporter as, although I have followed Oxford since 1960, I only occasionally go to matches and don’t see anything to make me change.

Navigation ditches were used for drainage

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

It’s a bit of a giveaway the word towpath and is derived from its use which was actually for a horse which towed narrow boats on our canals up until mechanisation took over.

It was a real pleasure to visit Jersey for a holiday

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a holiday in Jersey, where we have been many times.

No matter how much is built, demand is rising

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

In the recent Scottish referendum, one of the problems given for wanting to leave the UK was their remoteness from Westminster but, being close to London creates its own problems, as outlined in your feature ‘How London drives up our house prices,’ Friday, September 26.

City’s streams are clogged with vegetation and need dredging

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

I have just received two publications about flooding in West Oxford.

We also had the same problem over uniforms

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

I’m a student in Oxford and not long ago we had the same problem as at Cheney over uniforms, except there were more than about 35 students in isolation or even sent home a day. The girls were not allowed to class if they didn’t have “the correct trousers” on.

Pavements, towpaths were built for walkers

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

Your On Yer Bike columnist (September 23) asks us to remember that the bike came before the car.

Does this mean cars are technically uninsured?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

Thanks to Tony Richardson for ‘putting me right’ on the difficulty for the man in street to buy duplicate vehicle number plates. But if he’d bothered to read the last paragraph of my letter, he might realise it’s down to who you know, rather than what the law says.

Planning procedures need to be overhauled

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

The Friends of Abingdon Civic Society is extremely concerned about the way in which large developers are using the planning process. It is apparent that they are taking advantage of the ‘presumption in favour of sustainable development’ and using their financial muscle to obtain planning permission for inappropriate developments regardless of serious local concerns.

There is no safe place for pedestrians anymore

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

There is no safe place for pedestrians anymore Life with the bridge works at Challow has created a new and dangerous sport, dog walking.

I received some excellent care at the JR Hospital

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

Eight weeks ago I had a serious fall in my bedroom doing quite a bit of damage to myself.

As many people as possible must raise concerns over these forecasts

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

Cherwell District Council recently published modifications to its draft Local Plan.

I don’t think it is good to add fluoride to water

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

I don’t think fluoride should be added to tap water as the type of fluoride which they add is fluorosilicic acid, which is toxic waste from the chimney scrubbers of phosphate fertiliser factories.

People voted for this pro-development Tory

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

I have sympathy with the residents of Brize Norton as they oppose the new housing development planned for the east of Carterton. However I believe they have probably shot themselves in the foot.

Some great cars shown during weekend event

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

I would like to congratulate all involved with Oxford Open Doors for a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable weekend, with some interesting and unusual places open for the public which would not usually be assessable.

Many ‘yes’ voters were also rejecting austerity

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

There is one aspect of the Scottish referendum result that has so far received little comment, but which the Government would be well advised to heed.

Common sense is needed when repairing our county’s potholes

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

We tell the Highways about potholes, we even give postcodes and send photos. Eventually a man comes out with an aerosol spray and marks a few. Nothing happens and the spray wears off.

It is difficult to buy a set of duplicate plates

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

IN response to the letter from Clive Harrison (September 22) regarding the abolishing of tax discs, and his question about what’s to stop him buying a set of duplicate number plates. Obviously he hasn’t tried otherwise he wouldn’t ask.

There is no charge for any of our services

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

YOUR reporter Annabal Bagdi did a wonderful job in highlighting the work of the Gatehouse on Friday (‘Chief hands reins over at homeless drop-in project,’ September 19 ) She captured perfectly the spirit of community and kindness that I recognise – but I’m afraid I have to correct one word in the last sentence. She says “The centre sells donated clothes twice a week.”

Referendum vote could take place next year

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

IF we need constitutional change to give our English MPs the right to determine policy affecting England only, to be consistent this must surely start with an English referendum. As we have seen in Scotland an opportunity to have a real say has increased involvement in the politics.

The fight for democracy in England just starting

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

I am sure we will all welcome the planned transfer of powers and resources to local government in Oxfordshire which the three main Westminster parties appear to be promising. After all, if it is good enough for Scotland, then a fairer taxation system can deliver better quality essential services everywhere in the UK, without question.

Fuss is interfering with school pupils’ studies

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

I think that is appalling how pupils at Cheney school are missing out of education just over a pair of jeans.

Too much time spent on worrying about uniforms and not education

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

I FOUND that your article on the ‘Miss Sexy’ trousers (September 23) is one that I can easily relate to. I have just started my first year of A-Levels at a college where I travel two hours a day to get there and back.

These landed estates need splitting up

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Visiting Scotland during the referendum I was reminded that the great landed estates there, as elsewhere in the UK, need splitting up or their ownership shared more widely in each new generation.

I’ve found an elusive functioning gents’ loo

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

How I sympathise – and empathise – with Andrew Castle’s frustrated quest for a functioning public convenience in the city centre (September 11).

Our problem is that our street’s used as a car park

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I read with interest the article in community news (September 9) about the village of Old Marston being a rat run for commuters.

Woodstock NIMBYs are selfish over new homes

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Once again, the people of Woodstock, well some of them, are squealing ‘Not in my back yard’ if a proposed 1,500 homes go up and they will lose their view. (Woodstock estate plan would double town size, Oxford Mail, September 4) How lucky they are to have such a view and how selfish to deny others the right to have their own homes.

The men who went to fight would be proud

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I would like to place on record how much it was appreciated the hard work and organisation that went into arranging the recent Heritage Days in Abingdon and also the World War One tribute.

The men who went to fight would be proud

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I would like to place on record how much it was appreciated the hard work and organisation that went into arranging the recent Heritage Days in Abingdon and also the World War One tribute.

Hunt for the descendant of Ascanius Buggins

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I am currently searching for relatives to complete my family tree. I’m looking in particular for Martin B. Ashby who was born in 1965 in Witney and his sister, Karen Irene Ashby, born in 1967 also in Witney. Their mother’s name was Valerie Hickman.

Gravedigger story was unbelievably callous

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I was disgusted to see an article by Peter Hughes, lauding the qualities of a grave digger who “made good the grave where Jayden was buried”.

This is just antiquated and sexist reporting

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I was incredibly disappointed to come across antiquated and irrelevant reporting in your story ‘Hundreds of new sayings recorded for posterity in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations’ on September 17.

Picture makes this grand old lady’s special day

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Thank you very much for putting my Aunt Sybil Moss, above, on the front page of the Oxford Mail on Saturday, her 100th birthday.

Re-routing this bus service has just made matters a whole lot worse

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

It’s no surprise to those of us in the real world (unimaginable to the management of Stagecoach) that re-routing the S2 bus service away from the village of Minster Lovell, Burford Road and Tower Hill and putting it onto the A40 has not alleviated the delayed buses due to traffic jams on the A40.

A lot of questions over getting rid of tax discs

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Please excuse me if I’ve missed something here, but perhaps someone could give me me an answer regarding the imminent abolishment of tax discs for vehicles.

Alterations are not making any difference

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Haven’t Doric’s plans for Botley now become a running joke? Every so often they announce an upcoming revised version, then it’s delayed, then it turns up with hardly an alteration – a metre lower here or there, a few more or less students.

The council’s proposals need to be reconsidered

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

 

Money could be better spent on building homes

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Houses in the uk are too expensive. The average house price in the uk is now £272,000.

Irresponsible to tell Parliament one thing then say something else locally

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

I find it somewhat sad that after nearly a third of a century of being the Member of Parliament for Banbury the worst the Banbury Labour Party can do to criticise me is to attack the school I went to.

A big thank you to all who helped find dog

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

On Monday evening I lost my black and white whippet on the top of Boars Hill. I was told by passers-by that she was heading down Hinksey Hill towards the A34. And she did indeed go on to the dual carriageway.

Many innocent local people will be killed

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Terry Roper (September 12) does not like anti-warmongers making their case publicly in Bonn Square using a megaphone. So he insults them quite gratuitously by suggesting that they support public executions etc.

Idea of Botley fair is to unite the community

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

I was sorry to see that the article about the Botley Fete in Tuesday’s newspaper got the date wrong.

No mention was made of political aims of fete

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

I am writing concerning clarification of the contents made in the article “Organisers urge visitors to fete to unite against the plans”, September 16.

This isn’t what they intended when drawing up the present boundaries

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

One of the principal aims of a Green Belt is to prevent urban sprawl. In the case of Oxford it has succeeded all too well. The combination of a tight Green Belt and a buoyant economy has resulted in the most unaffordable housing in the country, and crowded living conditions for many residents.

For the record, we will never change our name

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

I AM writing regarding the use of the name Isis used by a jihadist terrorist group in the Middle East. Fortunately, we here at Isis Removals have yet to receive any negative feedback in the regard to the name Isis.

Merely reacting will not help get us anywhere

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

I AM writing concerning the letters that appeared on Friday, September 12. The letters show good and bad in the Oxford Mail and our community.

Problems started when Russia held the line

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

OON September 12, Bob Rivers berates Jonathan Saunders for giving credit to Russia for its contribution in the defeat of Germany. One might not like Russia but, its effect on World War Two was massive.

Good sense must prevail over dangerous dogs

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

I AM extremely concerned about the number of rescue dogs coming into the UK from abroad, especially Romania.

Discrepancies amount to serious breaches of planning permission

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

I AM writing to set the record straight concerning a building site which was the subject of a story that you published on your website under the headline “Developer’s house is 7cm off the planning blueprint”.

Both scenarios would put many lives at risk

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

After several years of neglect, we now read that money is being diverted away from ‘urgent’ road repairs and spent on less urgent maintenance instead (September 10).






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