George, join our union, we aren't fat cats

6:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Sir - Whilst we, like many of your readers, enjoy George Cowley's regular letters, we were disappointed to read his letter of 21st July ("My father was right about union leaders").

This isn't the image Worcester wants to purvey

6:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Sir - I agree with COLIN MAJOR's (Mon 21st July) comments about Foregate Street Station.

End the benefits culture

5:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - Benefit Britain is a life on the dole.

All animals have a right to a decent life

1:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - In reply to Mr Burgess' letter (July 16) stating that I lack knowledge of animal husbandry.

Stop these petty squabbles

12:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - Re letters by G Cowley, D Barlow, G B Dipper, L Presley, Jo Burgess, A Brown etc ad infinitum.

My thanks to the hospital staff

11:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - May I through your letters page thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Sad about Gove going

10:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - I am sorry Education Minister Michael Gove has been sacked.

Britain's surveillance society

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - Re the letter from Dr Bridget Price (Friday, July 11).

Do something about the injustice in Gaza

6:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Sir - Yesterday, I decided that shouting at yet another B.B.C. news report of a disproportionate Israeli bombardment and killing of innocent Palestinian civilians was not an adequate response on my part, and that I would join the peaceful protest outside Worcester Guildhall and the march to B.B.C. Hereford and Worcester in Hylton Road.

Memories of happy days

12:58pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Sir - AS a child in the latter part of the 1940's . I remember visiting the old cattle market in the Butts, with my friend Pam Bray,

Where does Harriett stand on the Euro-sceptic movement?

8:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

Sir - "Open Europe" yesterday produced a flash analysis looking at the implications of David Cameron's reshuffle and the nomination of Lord Hill as the U.K.'s EU Commissioner, noting that Phil Hammond's appointment as Foreign Secretary "sends a clear message both at home and abroad that reform is not just desirable but fundamental to the U.K.'s EU membership.

Take the hint and go, Alan

8:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

Sir - Alan Amos now has a precedent to follow.

We need sanctions against Israel

6:26pm Monday 21st July 2014

Sir - Outside the Guildhall last Friday, names of people killed in Gaza during the latest Israeli attack were read out.

A tragic loss - PC Duncan Jones will be very sadly missed

12:52pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Sir -I read with utter dismay of the untimely, tragic death of a thoroughly decent Worcester man, and proud police officer, Duncan Jones.

Help me find my missing Lulu

8:12pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Can any WN readers help? My recently-rescued cat Lulu has gone missing from Bath Road near the Ketch.

The rich should pay for this

5:26pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SIR - So the Edgar Tower needs £300,000 for restoration at Worcester Cathedral.

Disappointed by city flowers

4:35pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SIR - Having been born and bred in Worcester, I am very disappointed at the flowers in the city.

As old as you feel

4:22pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SIR - You feel fab at 65, Mr Phillpott (July 12).

Who do we have this food fascism?

2:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Sir - In his letter (Worcester News 11th July) Ronald Lee of Worcester Vegans and Veggies carefully avoids mentioning People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, although this organisation is central to this topic of correspondence.

Great entertainment

1:18pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SIR - On Saturday I went into town.

Hold your tongue, George

12:30pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SIR - I must protest of what George Cowley said about Len Presley (Worcester News, July 11).

We need more disabled spaces

12:15pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SIR - Two friends of mine both well into their eighties spent 45 minutes looking for a disabled car parking space when they went down town last week.

It is our business - trouble in Palestine has roots in World War One

12:04pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A few hundred Worcester people marched through the city centre on Friday afternoon to demonstrate their concern at the developments at the end of the week culminating in the ground operations by Israel which mark a very worrying deterioration in the situation in Gaza.

Surely not cynical or anti-male sexism, is it?

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Sir - Given that government Cabinet members can only be selected from their own MPs, I wonder how Cameron squares that with suddenly selecting so many new women into his Cabinet?

Not a union man

11:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

SIR - Like you, Dave Bradley (July 12) my dad was a market gardener.

This is detracting from the valuable work done by animal welfare groups

11:17am Saturday 19th July 2014

Sir - I ask myself who is Jon Burgess of Malvern.

If this isn't a wind-up then just stick to the facts

11:12am Saturday 19th July 2014

Sir - GB Dipper's letter of 14.7.'14 shows him, conclusively, to be a man who is not to be taken seriously. Not only does he have a massive chip on his shoulder, but he demonstrates a pathological inability to differentiate between fact and opinion (or comment): only one of these was memorably and authoritatively described as "free", while the other - facts - was decribed as "sacred".

It were a right old use of language

11:08am Saturday 19th July 2014

Sir - I am always interested to read the quaint, and sometimes colourful,

Culture takes a bit of sweat

10:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

Sir - I have to comment on our bid to become City of Culture in 2021 as highlighted in the Summer edition of CityLife.

No deals done over my mayorship

10:27am Saturday 19th July 2014

Sir - In response to Arthur Underwood’s letter 0f 9th July I can assure him that in the time I have been a Councillor, Worcester Labour Group has been privy to no deals with local Tories/.Independents.

You can't trust politicians

9:24am Saturday 19th July 2014

SIR - I am really shocked and upset.

Leave Len alone

8:33am Saturday 19th July 2014

SIR - I would like to add my name to those who praise Len Presley.

What a show!

4:05pm Friday 18th July 2014

SIR - What a show!

We should give more in foreign aid

2:03pm Friday 18th July 2014

Sir - GB Dipper questions why we give humanitarian money to countries much poorer than our own - WN letters 11/07/14.

The difference between animal rights and animal welfare

1:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

Sir - Clearly Maxine Burgess (Worcester News 10th July ) has little idea about the American organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Look at what they gave me

11:26am Friday 18th July 2014

SIr - Referring to George Cowley's letter, Worcester News, July 11, is that all they've sent you, I wouldn't like to upset you George but British Gas sent me £135 at the end of March, mid May I received a further £18.

Fizzy drinks and a dental scandal

11:02am Friday 18th July 2014

Sir - What are some parents doing? Many children between 5 and 9 years of age, (almost 26,000,) had to be hospitalised to have multiple teeth extractions in 2013-14, i.e.,nearly 500 every week. What a scandal!

It's not the road surfaces, its the sunken manhole covers that are shaking us to bits

11:02am Friday 18th July 2014

Sir - Most agree that our roads are in an absolutely appalling state! Or are they?

This man is credible and his child abuse allegation must be heard

10:33am Friday 18th July 2014

Sir - I was a member of the former Hereford and Worcester County Council when David Tombs was its head of social services.

Educating George

8:17pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Referring to George's letter: "Education something all should aspire to" - Thursday 17th July 2014

Nice station, but where's the customer service?

8:14pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Whilst welcoming the new updated Fore Gate Street station I am concerned that ,despite the Travel Centre being included in this expensive makeover, for some weeks now the Travel Centre has been closed.

Don't miss the roundabout meeting

8:08pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR – further to the numerous letters and articles in the Worcester News about the layout of Whittington Roundabout and how dangerous it is, this is a gentle reminder that a public meeting will take place on Wednesday 23 rd July 2014, 7.00pm for 7.30pm at The Swan In Whittington.

Voting Ukip won't give us a referendum - it will give us Labour

7:21pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - I refer to Wendy Hands' thoughtful letter, 'I'm a pleb who wants a plebiscite on the EU,' July 8; I don't believe for one minute that the LibLabCon will give us a referendum on Europe. The only reason a referendum is being dangled before us yet again is to quell Tory European sceptics, and stem the mark of Ukip's 'People's Army'. Despite that I suspect Ukip will take enough votes from the Tories to allow labour to slide into government, as the largest party. That will be the end of our referendum. If that happens there is going to be the most enormous row about the results of the 2015 election. Ukip are on course to amass as many as 5,00,000 votes, but I doubt they will get a single seat in the House of Commons. That is going to light the blue touch paper as they say!

We English should be voting for our own parliament

5:25pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - Re Peter Luff's column, July 3 'I hope Scots vote No - for all our sakes', is another nice bit of prose from Central Office no doubt!

We need education

3:23pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - I agree, Mr Phillpott (July 5) stupid people sneer at toff politicians, thinking anyone with an expensive education is out of touch with ordinary people.

Mass immigration enriches the rich and makes the poor poorer

3:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Sir - Mass immigration into this country has contributed to two things...... made the rich , richer and blue collar workers poorer.

George is going up in the world

3:07pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - Ho, ho, ho indeed George Cowley.

What PETA don't want you to see

2:45pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Sir - The possible building of a poultry shed in Upton Snodsbury has certainly ruffled a few feathers with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

How to get the traffic moving again

2:13pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - The Worcester News article 'Politicians in clash over city life survey' on July 5 caught my eye, specifically the reference to congestion.

A plea for tea - to help cancer care

Worcester News: (8190700)

2:09pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The strawberry season has finally arrived and I’m writing to ask your readers to host a Strawberry Tea party for Breast Cancer Care - the only UK-wide specialist support charity. A Strawberry Tea is simple. Just spoil your guests with sweet treats, add some fragrant strawberries, keep the tea flowing and ask for a donation in return.



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