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A Queen or republic for solo Scotland?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IN the event of a yes vote for Scottish Independence, is it known if Scotland will become a republic or a monarchy?

Blessed is he who embraces equality

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DOES the Prime Minister seriously believe that many women will be silly enough to alter their voting intentions regarding the forthcoming general or any other election as a result of his elevating more of their gender into ministerial positions?

Dredging essential to help stop county’s flooding

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

READING the letter from Nick Mills (Oxford Flood Alliance Steering Group) about the western relief channel (or whatever they call it), I noticed no mention was made about maintaining this channel.

Israel should never be supported by Cameron

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE can be few who do not condemn the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli teenagers and the burning alive of a Palestinian youth.

Evolve as humans and stop bloodlust of hunting

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE must have been be countless people who were appalled, as I was, at receiving leaflets included in the Oxford Mail, advertising the CLA Game Fair.

With all the other Botley plans do we actually need a skatepark?

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SO, Botley needs a skatepark as a panacea for the leisure needs of our young people (Judi Bolder, et al, July 8).

Great entertainment during Grease show

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to the Wantage Junior Showstoppers for their show – Grease – at King Alfred’s Centre Site.

Not an argument for voting with the Tories

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

COUNCILLOR John Tanner says the Labour-run city council has written to the county council asking it to disinvest its money from fossil fuel companies. That’s odd, I can’t recall the issue coming to the city council and a motion being passed about fossil fuels disinvestment.

I have got some really great Royal Navy stories

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

I RECENTLY wrote to this and other local newspapers across the country, explaining that an internet radio station would soon be running a programme broadcasting stories of those who served in the Royal Navy, and would love to meet up again with their old shipmates. ‘Let’s have your stories and who you are looking for’ I asked. You printed my plea and wow have I got some stories. Ships which will be mentioned will be HMS Ocean, the Shore Base HMS Collingwood, HMS Relentless and many more, with some lovely stories.

Policy changes more to do with general election

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

I note with interest today Nick Clegg is distancing himself and the Lib Dems from the bedroom tax.

Pavements for people and must stay as such

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

I have lived in Corn Street for 35 years. I am also a wheelchair user. I use Corn Street most days going to town in my power chair.

Not everyone works in Oxford so this is not a solution to problems

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

I read Ian Hudspeth’s comments (July 9) of encouraging the use of Hanborough station.

Air your views over car parking problems

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

I am writing this letter to bring a matter to the attention of residents of Old Marston.

I don’t see the point in any senseless suffering

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

I WHOLEHEARTEDLY endorse former Archbishop George Carey’s courageous and compassionate support for medically assisted dying for the terminally ill.

Irony seems to be lost on coalition government

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

I AGREE with the headline ‘NHS cuts an utter disaster’, July 8.

Mini plant should have been allowed to expand

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

IT’S great to see how successful the Mini has been, but what a pity that this success has been down to a German company, something that emphasises how bad British management was.

Conveyance design and route yet to be finalised

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

It was gratifying to see that the £26m funding for the Western Conveyance, just announced by the government, was front-page news (July 7).

Channel would erase character of city’s western fringe for good

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

I was horrified to read recently that what I thought to be a fantasy proposal, ie the so-called Western Drainage Channel, has metamorphosed into a distinct possibility.

Parish council looking out for your interests

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

RECENTLY I was one of 345 out of over 2,700 of the electorate of Old Marston who voted in the parish council elections.

I think I have a solution to population explosion

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

HAS anyone ever thought that if Family Allowance was restricted to two children only, this might have an effect on a reduction in the population explosion?

Rail freight investment is actually good value

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Rail is Britain’s safest, most efficient and lowest-carbon mode of nationwide inland freight transport.

Campaigners often ignore reasons why we use cars

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

“WHY are there too many cars, daddy?” asks cycling campaigner James Styring’s sweet child (July 8).

Plain scheme seems to endanger cyclists at a cost of nearly a million

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Your report of the petition, asking for changes at The Plain, presented to the County Council (July 4) includes Cllr Nimmo Smith’s revealing response.

Tossed aside without any regard for service

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

I AM writing to say how disappointed I am with the NHS’ decision not to retain the ancillary staff at the Chipping Norton Intermediate Care facility. Although I applaud that nursing and administration staff are being kept on a NHS contract under the remit that clinical control is being retained by the NHS; how is that the case when the NHS is not in charge of cleanliness or dietary requirements?

Councillor needs an apology over bench

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

I am writing regarding Stuart Cooper’s letter (July 9). I also think the council should contact Mick Haines and explain why the plaque on the bench he donated to the people of Marston was removed covertly.

Not sure why 10cc were overlooked in article

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

HAVING read the feature in the paper I am very disappointed that no mention has been made of 10cc’s appearance at the Cornbury Festival.

Too much intervention in local parish affairs

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

I READ the article (July 2, Your Parish Needs You) with interest.

Many schemes will be refused support if we ‘jump the queue’

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

So the Western Conveyance flood mitigation channel “has the go-ahead”.

This terrible practice has no place in society

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Around 170,000 cases of genital mutilation or female circumcision are predicted in the UK. As an Imam and Islamic scholar, I believe this is a terrible practice and has no place under lslamic law or jurisprudence.

Record keeping failing under these pressures

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

OUR wonderful Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre appears to have fallen under Government pressure to ease the long wait for appointments.

nPower could raise valuable charity cash

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

I am writing concerning the publicity over RWE nPower’s decision to blow up the Didcot Power Station cooling towers in the dark, thus depriving the community at large an opportunity to view this long-awaited spectacle.

This should not happen if you have a guide dog

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

I am writing because I am indignant that, in this day and age, and having owned a guide dog for 15 years I was refused entry into a local restaurant in my home town of Wallingford.

Fines would help pay for many speed cameras

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

VERY often on St Giles, in Oxford, at least seven fully uniformed traffic police are visible, filming drivers as they break the 20mph speed limit. A couple of traffic wardens or speed cameras could do the same job for less cost.

Concerned that majority of cuts falling on families with children

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

IN her letter of July 7, Professor Dowler astutely sums up the impact of unfair measures put in place by the Government since 2010.

Maybe they can take a selfie of potholes next

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

IT was lovely to see the picture (July 10) of county councillors Hudspeth and Nimmo Smith enjoying themselves on the river at Henley – wonderful.

Well done to all who are improving standards

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

I AM so happy that Bayards Hill School was open and not closed for the strike, as we all know it is in need of improvement and since the new Head has been appointed a fantastic job has been done.

Zebra crossing will cause more problems

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

PART of the joy of living in York Road has been the proximity of the splendid Windmill Primary School and the beautiful Corpus Christi Church.

Impressed by good behaviour at fun day

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

WHILE I appreciate that the Grenadier Guards Football Team received a lesson on how to play the game from Kidlington FC, losing 11-0 at the charity football match and fun day held at their ground on Sunday, July 6, can I congratulate them and say what a lesson they gave back to all when socialising with families after the match?

When wages are down whole economy suffers

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

WHAT a disgrace that hundreds of public service workers in Oxfordshire were forced to go on strike.

What will happen to the rubble when towers go?

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

IN all the concerns about when these long-serving towers will be blown up it seems no one has considered what is going to happen to the huge pile of rubble left behind.

Traffic can get neither to nor from the station regardless of the route

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

I HAVE recently had the immense misfortune of having to drive several times via Oxford Station, including navigating ‘Death Alley’ – Hythe Bridge Street – where strangers to our ancient city are herded with their suitcases on to two-foot wide pavements; are forced by sheer numbers to step in front of enraged, queueing drivers and maddened cyclists – all jostling for space at the pinch points on the canal bridge and all desperately seeking a terminal breath of oxygen from the most polluted air in Europe.

A big thank you to all who helped make street carnival so memorable

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

SUNDAY'S Cowley Road Carnival was a fabulous celebration and Oxfordshire’s biggest street party, attended by our biggest crowd yet of 45,000 people.

We were trying to win over Labour and Lib Dems

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

COUNCILLOR Tanner (July 7) feels the point of my letter regarding divestment was to sling mud, while citing the reason he voted against divestment being that he knew the Tories would vote against it. That’s the fighting spirit. Who votes the same the way as their opponents?

It is vital to keep Green Belt gap on north side

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

I AM writing concerning parish support for keeping the Green Belt.

No doubt they have an eye on business revenue

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

CHERWELL District Council’s rejection of Oxfordshire County Council’s proposal to build a new football stadium on Green Belt land at Water Eaton is lukewarm to say the least.

Monorail is not the solution to congestion

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

I TOTALLY agree with Councillor Bob Johnston (July 4), tram-trains are the solution, in particular, Witney-Oxford traffic flow. Thus, being able to travel on road as well as rail.

Appalled by justice meted out to some

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

I ALWAYS read ‘Scales of Justice’ to see how our lenient magistrates are dealing with Oxford’s countless lawbreakers.

Many supporters sceptical about how the club will move forward

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

OUT with the old and in with the new but will it be good for the future of Oxford United?

Thank you to all who waved at us en route

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

LAST Sunday, I was part of a small team that organised a convoy of about 50 cars which were either built at Cowley or had a connection to Cowley.

Surely a similar scheme could be introduced

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

PART of the success of the Headington mushroom roundabout is that cyclists and pedestrians do not interfere with the traffic because subways have been provided and benefit everybody.






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