4:47pm Friday 19th September 2014
SIR, As one of the mindless white sheep whose mentality is being questioned by Julia Blacksheep (Friday, September 12), I would like to air some of my thoughts about why I was sat in a chair (in the photo) having a bucket of iced water poured over me. I agree social pressure is extremely powerful but in this case it has been used to good cause, spreading awareness of ALS to a great number of persons about this devastating disease, so what if not everyone donated (although as sheep they should have done) the charities have still gained a lot. We were also able, like the rest of the flock to have fun whilst encouraging generosity as do other charity campaigns that we "sheep" like to follow such as Children in Need, Red Nose Day, Comic Relief, Race for Life etc. Indeed the flock at our pub have raised many thousands of pounds for various charities over the years. The Ice Bucket Challenge at our pub raised just under £150, not a fortune but not bad for a flock of mindless sheep. I'm glad I chose to be a brainless white sheep in this case.
3:59pm Friday 19th September 2014
Sir - Of course I greatly respect George Cowley's contributions. In respect of the UKIP I am part of what he is pleased to call "the rest". Until now I had not thought of myself as a fat-head but naturally I am open to be convinced.
2:46pm Friday 19th September 2014
Sir - Contrary to the bizarre claims in GB Dipper's latest (Letters, 16.9.'14), his own one-trick-pony negative fixation with the EU is the obsession which is remarkable. For me, there are lots of other more important things in the world.
2:29pm Friday 19th September 2014
Sir - Regarding your piece in Wednesday's paper, there is a similar encampment on the periphery of Pitchcroft on the City side of the river near the University campus. One wonders what might become of these unfortunates come colder, wetter weather (even floods).
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12:05pm Thursday 18th September 2014
SIR, We all know that Worcester seems to spend money on useless projects but an as yet unfinished reinforced concrete gun emplacement guarding the eastern approaches to Carrington Bridge seems a bit OTT, or do they know something we don't?
8:47am Thursday 18th September 2014
2:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
SIR, I read that, thankfully, the city council are going to be investigating how to deal with traffic congestion in the city. Presumably they will be spending the money they have saved from closing down the Park and Ride schemes, possible with a top-up from the decrease in subsidies to public transport, on consulting with consultants who might well come up with some terrific suggestions about subsidising Park and Ride and public transport schemes.
2:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
1:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
Sir - Tom Edwards' article on Worcester congestion struck a real chord with me, having taken 57 minutes to travel from St John's Health Centre to Diglis late Monday afternoon and roughly the same time after the alleged rush hour the following morning.
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10:34am Wednesday 17th September 2014
SIR, I really do despair of the future when I see the antics of some people. I was coming out of Laylocks Garden Centre turning left, with a clear road both ways, as I had got to the point of no return, a car being driven at great speed suddenly appeared, he didn't even have to brake sharply, just ease his speed slightly (which he didn't want to do) then proceeded to tailgate me in a menacing manner, until I stopped for him to pass, at which point he stopped and I was subjected to a foul-mouthed tirade which was quite unnecessary, he called me every name under the sun, but drove off (coward) before I could tell him what I thought about him.
9:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014
SIR, How sad to read Robert Burkett's letter, "Why we worry about population size," (Worcester News, September 4), only to discover it's the usual tripe. Mr Burkett says, "In just a few generations there may not be enough land to grow food for everyone". Where's this guy been? Our population exceeded its food supply decades ago. 40 million of us are totally dependent upon imported food! Globally 2 billion of us go hungry! Our national and global populations are already unsustainable! And that's before we consider non-renewable natural resources.
2:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
Sir - I posted a form on 13th May (this year not last), admittedly in an oversize envelope.The recipient did not accept the package as Royal Mail put a postage unpaid deficient postage charge of £2-18 + £1-00 handling fee.
2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
9:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014
Sir - Parents complain about people complaining about their children. How about this for an idea - teach them how to behave on buses and in shops and other public areas to have some respect for others.
10:32am Monday 15th September 2014
Sir - I think congratulations are in order - your campaign to ensure that the majority of the temporarily dispossessed market stall holders would find new homes while Angel Place is revamped has worked brilliantly!
10:07am Monday 15th September 2014
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Sir - So Alan Amos - Worcester’s murky mayor - refuses to allow the Saltire flag to fly above the Guildhall, despite the Prime Minister authorising it flown from every government building in Whitehall, and even though many other councils – of varying political persuasions – have done the same in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum.
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10:54am Friday 12th September 2014
Sir - Carole Roberts has an excellent idea about a Speaker’s Corner outside the Guildhall ( 11th September) providing I can fly the EU flag and spout for endless hours on why the UK should stay in the European Union. I’m even prepared to do it in the wind and rain!!
10:52am Friday 12th September 2014
THE Tour de France did much to promote Yorkshire with fabulous helicopter shots but neither Eurosport nor ITV had similar shots of Worcestershire beauty spots such as Malvern Hills Broadway etc. Were helicopters banned from overflying Worcestershire?
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9:38am Wednesday 10th September 2014
Sir, I have to reply to the comments by Conservative Councillor Marc Bayliss on Volunteers many of whom give 20, 30 , or even more hours per week and who have been rewarded by Councillor Bayliss and the Tories by cutting the very small operational funding they had by between 60% and 80%, meaning that not only are they expected to continue volunteering for free, but are also using money from their own pockets / purses to enable them to do so.