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3:52pm Monday 3rd March 2014
Sir – On Monday morning last week, I waited for the bus which replaces the train. It arrived 10 minutes late, was far less comfortable and took twice as long as the train, even though it was ‘half-term’ and congestion is much less heavy than usual.
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Sir – There is no single, and certainly no cheap, solution to flooding in the Upper Thames Valley, but the Oxford Western Conveyance — on its own — will simply pass the problem downstream, as has happened so dramatically beyond Maidenhead and Windsor.
3:32pm Monday 3rd March 2014
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Sir – The Oxford City Council questionnaire that has been sent out in relation to the Northern Gateway Scheme is prima facie evidence that the council have made up their minds and are not truly interested in the local community’s views on the matter.
3:26pm Monday 3rd March 2014
3:25pm Monday 3rd March 2014
Sir – Your report (City GP says he will defy NHS on handing over patient information, February 13) on Dr Gordon Gancz’s stand against the Government’s care.data behemoth reminds us, as a family, why Dr Gancz has been and continues to be, the best possible GP we could hope to have.
3:24pm Monday 3rd March 2014
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11:21am Monday 24th February 2014
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11:05am Monday 24th February 2014
Sir – There has to be a mind change on the way we handle the flood problems. It seems to me that we are going round and round in circles. We have floods. House flooded. House repaired. More floods. House repaired again.
11:04am Monday 24th February 2014
Sir – The spectacle of Tory ministers blaming the floods on their own staff, who have been working night and day to save homes and businesses, while dodging questions about spending cuts, is truly sickening.
11:03am Monday 24th February 2014
11:02am Monday 24th February 2014
Sir – John D White, of the Oxford Humanist Society, says the article about pub theology (January 30) in Witney says Christians “are copying us non-believers and organising regular and thought-provoking discussions in friendly pubs”. Actually, the article made no reference to atheist or secular meetings.
11:01am Monday 24th February 2014
Sir – Doric’s planning application for their proposed development of the Westway shopping centre in Botley includes a projection of its effect on traffic. This long and apparently detailed report has been compiled by a consultancy firm hired by them.
11:00am Monday 24th February 2014
Sir – May I use your columns to clarify the draft minerals policy for Oxfordshire for the years to 2030? The article in last week’s edition by Andrew Ffrench was misleading in many respects. The revised minerals policy is neither ‘good nor bad for Wallingford area’.
10:59am Monday 24th February 2014
10:58am Monday 24th February 2014
Sir – Over the past months, students from both Oxford universities have been collaborating with local Humanists and Oxford’s ‘Sea of Faith’ in putting together yet another Think Week and we’re sure that your more perspicacious readers will want to know more about it.
10:54am Monday 24th February 2014
10:53am Monday 24th February 2014
Sir – Reg Little’s pertinent report (February 13) stimulates me as one whose ancestors and other kinsfolk are buried, or otherwise commemorated in Holywell cemetery, to add my voice to that of those who are expressing their concern that a developer’s plans to build student accommodation on behalf of Merton College just across the cemetery back wall may violate the peace and tranquillity of that very special and much treasured corner of Oxford.
10:52am Monday 24th February 2014
10:50am Monday 24th February 2014
Sir – In your report from February 13 on the proposed Manor Place student housing, there are at least two further reasons for objecting to this proposal. Firstly its siting may not be on a flood plain, but its very location could cause a back-up of water further upstream of the River Cherwell in Marston, and hence might cause flooding to housing there.
10:49am Monday 24th February 2014
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2:51pm Friday 21st February 2014
Sir – In your piece (Concerns lead to changes to Westgate plans, January 30), you report that the new plans include “more window displays and entrances to the shops — creating a so-called ‘more active frontage’ according to the developer.”
2:50pm Friday 21st February 2014
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Sir – Your obituary appreciations of Tony Stockford and Bill Baker (January 30) remind us of two long-serving local Oxford and Oxfordshire politicians who respectively devoted themselves to the everyday needs and essentials of those they represented, always conscious that local politics can too often become mired in muddle and confusion.
2:41pm Friday 21st February 2014
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Sir – The recent obituary articles in national newspapers about Group Captain Ronnie Churcher noted that he was deputy controller to Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, both flying Mosquitoes, in a raid on München Gladbach and nearby Rheydt on the night of September 19/20, 1944.
2:32pm Friday 21st February 2014
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