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6:41pm Thursday 24th April 2014
5:27pm Thursday 24th April 2014
Sir - The new entrance to Foregate St station is a massive improvement , however why could they not have removed all the weeds growing out of the exterior walls and cleaned up the brickwork along with the corrugated shed on the top of the station. It seems such a shame that there is a lovely entrance surrounded by an untidy mess.
6:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Sir - Is there another reason for their rudeness other than fear of losing their jobs - I phoned Sainsburys and the postal order to query about vacancies or application process the response I got was unfriendly to say the least. i have phoned other companies and the response i must say was a lot friendlier.
6:32pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Sir - Adjectives such as 'sustainable' and 'integrated' invariably feature in council public transport strategies. Why, therefore, are there no signs at Crowngate bus station to direct passengers to Foregate Street rail station? Perhaps a little less of the rhetoric and more on delivery would be a suitable objective for our political leaders.
9:19am Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Sir - Cllr. Prodger seems to be a bit of a walking disaster area. Quite apart from the scandal of the payment to Mark Yates of £3000 from public funds for a back operation, and that to a man earning £122.000 per annum, there is the matter of the Newtown Road bus lane fiasco which he championed. At enormous expense many perfectly healthy trees were felled along a stretch where only one city bus per half hour runs even at peak times. The scheme cost millions and is used on a long and presumably expensive stretch by the No. 31B bus only. All other buses diverting around the Ronkswood estate. Unbelievable.
5:34pm Monday 21st April 2014
Sirs - Yet again today(Saturday) I have witnessed two traffic accidents where the slip road branches left off the Whittington Island down towards Malvern. In the second accident-these were 40 minutes apart -two police vehicles and an ambulance were present, and the damage to two vehicles looked severe. I can only hope no one was severely injured.
5:20pm Monday 21st April 2014
5:12pm Sunday 20th April 2014
Sir - Yesterday evening, while walking with a friend along Park Street in the city centre, I tripped and fell painfully onto one hip. Noticing that I was having some trouble getting to my feet (I am not a spring chicken!) a man quickly appeared from the Jehovah's Witness church opposite with a chair, so that I could sit down and recover. Another man also appeared and kindly offered me a lift, which I was very grateful for, as I was very shortly due at an important meeting in the city centre.
5:10pm Sunday 20th April 2014
5:03pm Sunday 20th April 2014
Sir - The recent IPCC reports on climate change have confirmed that man-made climate change is happening and that sticking to business as usual will lead to temperature rises of three to five degrees above pre-industrial levels. The solution is to drastically reduce our use of fossil fuels, both through greater energy efficiency and through other energy generation, particularly renewables.
5:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014
8:18pm Saturday 19th April 2014
8:12pm Saturday 19th April 2014
Sir - Earlier this month an Â£80,000 prize was won by a young Cambridge graduate for his essay on how the UK could leave the EU. Given he holds the post of Director of Trade and Investment in one of the overseas branches of his employer one would have expected that his employer which had given him permission to enter the competition would be delighted but , unfortunately for him, his employer is the Lib/Con Government and he works in one of their overseas Embassies .
8:09pm Saturday 19th April 2014
Sir - Darren Morris ("Call for racing ban is completely incorrect", April 7th) states that according to statistics provided by the British Horseracing Authority "jump racing accounts for just over four fatalities in every thousand runners".
5:17pm Saturday 19th April 2014
Sir - As a regular reader of the Worcester News - despite the occasional typo or forgivable error the standard of stories, articles and features is still commendably high - even despite your persistence in continue to publish Mr Philpott's rabid and frequently offensive fulminations - and of course your baffling insistence on giving perhaps his only ally George Cowley regular column-space with his pointless and inconsequential drivel.
5:05pm Saturday 19th April 2014
Sir - I read with interest Peter Luff's "MP'S View" column in Fridays issue of the Worcester News. He describes what most of the UK electors thought they were voting for , namely a trading relationship with other members of The Common Market .
4:57pm Saturday 19th April 2014
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7:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014
Sir -Instead of wasting anymore money on the Carrington Bridge it would be more beneficial to the City of Worcester and surrounding places to Build the New Bridge further up and complete the Ring Road, this would solve the problem of the congestion on the Carrington Bridge and in the City Centre. The costs will never come down so the sooner it is done the better.
12:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014
Sir - I did not vote for a council tax increase as was mistakenly reported in the Worcester News in February and which was reiterated by John Phillpott in his column on 12th April. I think it’s worth taking this opportunity to remind Mr Phillpott that the city council is actually a Labour-Lib Dem administration. Also, as Tom Edwards wrote in his ‘Source’ column on 21st March, ‘the main reason for a noticeably higher council tax bill’ is that the Conservative-controlled County Council, which ‘takes 72 per cent of the money you pay’, opted to increase council tax by 1.9%.
11:20am Thursday 17th April 2014
11:27am Wednesday 16th April 2014
Sir - I am delighted that my motion to Council objecting to the closure of the Worcester walk in health centre resulted in a thorough-going scrutiny of the proposal by Worcester City Council's Scrutiny committee on Wednesday.
11:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014
11:16am Wednesday 16th April 2014
Sir - I am writing in response to a recent study suggesting a merged NHS and social care budget in England will prevent vulnerable people falling between the gaps of the two systems. By introducing a single, seamless health and care system we could dramatically improve the current system, which is failing vulnerable individuals caught in-between the two services.
11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014
Sir - The Spetchley Road Area Residents' Association was delighted to read the news last week regarding the County Council's proposed expansion to County Hall's car parks, providing two hundred extra spaces. Over the years, the Chairman, Keith Burton and other members of the Association's Committee, have attended meetings, lobbied the Council to ease our serious parking problems, met with the Principals of both educational establishments in the Road, written numerous letters and talked at length with Councillors and Council officers.
9:57am Wednesday 16th April 2014
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11:24am Monday 14th April 2014
Sir - I was sorry to read in Allcia Kelly’s article (Worcester News 10th April) that Mrs.Angela Beddow,(after four months of secrecy by the authorities) has left Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School.
8:16pm Sunday 13th April 2014
4:26pm Sunday 13th April 2014
Sir - As to 'eccentric, badly-dressed, multi-millionaire' (Phillpott, April 4) when downtown I lately wore a long, black and white, woolly coat, plus woolly hat. I looked like Compo, ho, ho, ho! Character counts, not appearance. 'love your neighbours', Christ said.
11:32am Sunday 13th April 2014
SIR – in response to the letter from Mrs C Roberts on Friday 11 th April, it does seem that our celebrity seal Keith has gone incognito. I haven’t had any reports of sightings on her Facebook fan pages recently, and I am getting worried. Hopefully she has simply gone back to sea, and while we have all fallen in love with her (with the exception of some anglers of course), we must remember that her natural habitat is the sea, and this is where she really belongs.
11:30am Sunday 13th April 2014
12:18am Sunday 13th April 2014
Sir - I thought maybe it was just Cathedral Ward Labour councillors who can travel in time since they claimed credit for getting money to improve Diglis Field which actually was allocated before either of them was elected to Worcester City Council. But no!-it seems from the latest Labour leaflet that City Council leader Adrian Gregson & parliamentary candidate Councillor Joy Squires have this phenomenal ability too.
12:14am Saturday 12th April 2014
The recent televised exchanges between UKIP’s Nigel Farage and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg were so poor that I refuse to dignify them by calling them “debates”. Farage gave his usual blend of populist patriotism (‘the last refuge of a scoundrel’) and red-neck anti-immigrant rants that belong inside a white conically shaped hat and mask. As for Nick Clegg, the best he could do was a version of “it’s the economy, stupid”.
12:12am Saturday 12th April 2014
Sir - Nick Clegg must regret calling for those debates he lost so heavily to Nigel Farage, and worry about the possible damage to his career and party. However, the real issue is the damage he and his party’s policies are doing to this country and its people.
10:51pm Friday 11th April 2014
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2:36pm Friday 11th April 2014
Sir - Both Maria Miller,who's supposed to be preserving standards of the press and our county Chief Fie Officer, who's supposed to be preserving our safety, don't seem to realise that they're paid for by us!
10:54pm Thursday 10th April 2014
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