Sorry to hear sad story of cat loss

Basingstoke Gazette: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Sir.–We are sincerely sorry to hear about Mrs Lichtan’s experience in obtaining care for her cat Shadow (‘Let down by out-of-hours vet care’, Sept 18).

Lyrics and Laughter for older people

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Sir.–Re Lyrics and Laughter Show to celebrate the International Day for Older People on Saturday, October 4, at Aldworth School, Western Way, Basingstoke, 2pm-5pm.

So many to thank after pavement fall

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8:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

Sir.–Following on from the letter ‘Kindness after a fall’, I was also a victim of the pavements in Basingstoke, when recently I suffered facial, arm and leg injuries, having tripped on a damaged paving stone on an estate footpath in Brighton Hill.

Why was exhibition held on weekday?

Basingstoke Gazette: Black Dam Roundabout

8:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Sir.–I am writing in relation to the recent article on the exhibition being held for the “improvements” to the Black Dam Roundabout.

Bin collection complaints

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:22am Friday 26th September 2014

Sir.–Another moan, I’m afraid, about our good friends, the refuse collectors.

Open space is needed

Basingstoke Gazette: An artist's impression of Basingstoke Town's proposed new stadium

9:04am Thursday 25th September 2014

Sir.–During the discussions about the Old Common site, and whether it is the right place for Basingstoke Town Football Club to relocate, the issue of living in the central town area was raised by one of the councillors in Cabinet.

Drunken antics are putting off visitors

Basingstoke Gazette: Top of The Town

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Sir.–With regard to the people at The Top of The Town in Basingstoke asking for money, and generally the drunken behaviour of groups of people.

Let down by out-of-hours vet care

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Sir.–I wonder how many of your pet-owning readers realise there is no emergency vet cover in Basingstoke after hours.

Help wanted with cancer research

Basingstoke Gazette: Exterior of Southampton University

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Sir.–We are researchers at the University of Southampton, and we would like to talk to people who have a friend or family member who has, or has had, bowel cancer.

Questions that still need an answer

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:40am Friday 19th September 2014

Sir.–I have just read the interview which you had with Maria Miller (published Thursday, August 21).

Views on the buses

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:51am Thursday 18th September 2014

Sir.–As someone whose bus pass is becoming worn through frequent use, I look forward to the day when Basingstoke has a covered-in bus station where passengers can wait in comfort.

Don't knock Maria

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Sir.–Maria Miller is a hardworking MP. She is not a public school product – she went to a comprehensive school.

Trolley good idea

Basingstoke Gazette: File photo dated 19/02/14 of a sign at an ASDA Store as Asda boss Andy Clarke today hailed an improvement in quarterly sales growth and claimed its supermarket rivals were scrambling to keep up. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 14, 201

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Sir.–Finally, Asda has brought in pre-payment trollies, and with the payment being £1, it will certainly stop the plague of trollies left all over Brighton Hill.

Hospital food is to our taste

Basingstoke Gazette: Family hopes for lessons to be learnt from Basingstoke hospital fall death

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Sir.–We saw on local TV the reports on hospital food did not show Basingstoke hospital in a good light.

Is Vodafone service working smartly

Basingstoke Gazette: Vodafone anticipates upturn with £7bn networks investment

8:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Sir.–I am interested to know how many people in the Oakridge area of Basingstoke (RG21) on the Vodafone network are unable to make telephone calls from their Smartphones.

Tales behind the names

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Sir.–I am trying to trace relatives of 29 First World War soldiers and sailors named on the Longparish War Memorial.

Threat of rising population

Basingstoke Gazette: Population Matters (4616342)

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Sir.–As a supporter of Basingstoke Green Week, it disappoints me that, like most green campaigns, it targets the symptoms not the cause – human population growth.

Long-term action needed

Basingstoke Gazette: Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

10:18am Friday 12th September 2014

Sir.–Thank you for your recent piece on the enhanced local opportunities for recycling. It seems to have initiated some dialogue on the topic, which is always good.

'Long overdue but still evasive'

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:06am Thursday 28th August 2014

Sir.–You invite comments on the interview with Rt Hon Maria Miller MP.

Land should be made part of park

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8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Sir.–I believe that land next to the Hilton Hotel, in Basingstoke, should be part of War Memorial Park.

Allotments were a growing distraction

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8:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Sir.–In The Gazette recently, you mentioned about the local allotments.

Time to remember 'Forgotten Army'

8:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Sir.–Now that the fallen in World War One have been remembered, as well as those who went out on D-Day, may I hope tributes will be paid to those who died in Asia in World War Two.

Bus service 'unacceptable'

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Sir.–Re Cllr Colin Regan’s letter about the Number 4 bus, I am so pleased he has raised this issue as I am concerned that following the scrutiny committee's meeting with a Stagecoach representative, and a tentative promise to review the bus service in conjunction with a forthcoming Hampshire County Council review, there is a strong possibility that this issue may just melt away.

Show support for dementia carers

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8:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

Sir.–There are currently over 800,000 people today living with dementia, many of whom are cared for by loved ones, friends and other important people in their lives.

A community benefit

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:49am Thursday 21st August 2014

Sir.–Having read Douglas Patterson’s letter at the beginning of July, I chose to wait and see how others responded. I was encouraged to read the responses from Martin Heath and Paul Beavers but surprised that more people were not motivated to write in.

Trio praised for offering fall help

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8:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Sir.–I would like to thank the two young men and lady who came to my assistance when I had a fall in Stanford Road, Brighton Hill, on the morning of Saturday, July 26.

Thanks to those who came to aid

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8:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Sir.–I would like to thank all the people and staff who helped me on July 29, when I was hit from behind by a mobility chair.

Underwear issue is no small matter!

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8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Sir.–Are we a small town?

Bus changes are causing quite a stir

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8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Sir.–With regard to the article on page 2 recently about the change in bus services.

Can you help find lost bear's owners?

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8:17am Friday 15th August 2014

Sir.–On July 27, two little girls, their granddad and a little well-loved multi coloured bear boarded a train from Basingstoke to Fleet. They spoke to us saying they were going to the jungle. In fact they spent the afternoon at Fleet Pond – we ran into them again later that afternoon.

Art in town's heart

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:37am Thursday 14th August 2014

Sir.–When I was curating the ‘All Our Own Work’ art gallery in Festival Place, a four-year-old little girl walked in with her parents and brother and sister and said in a big, loud voice “What’s all this about then?”

Why no Satnavs?

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8:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Sir.–Recently I had the privilege of looking around one of five new fire engines bought for Basingstoke at £250,000 each.

New organic shop has good taste

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8:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Sir.–I would like to say how delighted I am to have a shop in Basingstoke selling fresh, locally sourced organic vegetables, bread and cakes.

Young performers hit the right note

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8:00am Monday 4th August 2014

Sir.–On Thursday, July 17, I had the privilege of watching Year 6 of Kings Furlong Junior School perform a play which depicted both the First and Second World wars.

Alarm charges are perfectly acceptable

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8:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Sir.–Oh dear! Mr Nicholas Crace objects to being charged £24 per annum for police to respond to his intruder alarm (Gazette report July 10).

Garages rent rise is cause for concern

8:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Sir.–Sentinel Housing Association has increased the rents for garages it owns by as much 23 per cent in some cases.

Common has a rich and varied past

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Sir.–News that Basingstoke Old Common could be used for Basingstoke Town Football Club’s new stadium brought back many memories of my childhood when the common was used as grazing land for various animals.

Singing the praises

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Sir.–A little over three years ago, I received a call from Andrew Long, who is on the staff of Basingstoke hospital, enquiring as to whether I would be able to help out with a group of men who wanted to start a choir.

Clarifying status of council meeting

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Sir.–I am sorry Don Cameron (Letters, July 10) had been misled into believing he was attending a public meeting with the managing director of Stagecoach (South). It was a meeting of a committee of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

First World War commemorations

Basingstoke Gazette: First World War researchers appeal for information on Chalford's fallen men

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Sir.–Can I please draw readers’ attention to two upcoming events commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War, in Whitchurch next week.

Festival of Choirs was so moving

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8:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Sir.–What a wonderful evening it was at The Anvil on July 6, for the Festival Of Choirs – such a moving experience, bringing many thoughts of my uncle who served in the Horse Artillery, with so many lives lost, and the horrors they faced in the First World War.

Plea to support Centenary Fete

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8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Sir.–With a minor change to plans, I diverted to the annual parish meeting recently. You will not be surprised that the attendance was unfortunately low but this seemed to come as no surprise to the parish council.

Great news for us all

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Sir.–I’d like to congratulate Basingstoke Town Football Club on their new partnership with Soccer AM. This will no doubt bring lots of exciting opportunities for the club, help them in their aim to be selfsufficient, and build on their current reputation.

Wind is way forward

Basingstoke Gazette: Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

8:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

Sir.–I wondered if Douglas Paterson, of Keep Hampshire Green, (Letters, July 3) was actually being serious when he suggested that instead of wind and solar farms, what we need is a thorium nuclear power plant in the centre of every town in the country?

What is the real cost of recycling?

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8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Sir.–As a keen recycler and composter, I was very interested in the article regarding the recycling of more plastic packaging. However, I see that the material has to be sent all the way to Yorkshire for recycling. Is this environmentally friendly? Is this cost-effective?

Uplifting concert was full of talent

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8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Sir.–I went to the Basingstoke Festival Of Choirs concert A Century of War and Peace in The Anvil on Sunday, July 6, which was excellent, uplifting, and a fitting tribute to the momentous events in 1914 and 1944.

Protect memorial park as war tribute

Basingstoke Gazette: Resignation is too little too late, according to Basingstoke Labour candidate Paul Harvey

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Sir.–At the end of the First World War, the people of Basingstoke with their own money bought the War Memorial Park in remembrance of all those who died in the Great War. That was an amazing collective gesture of remembrance.

We’re coming for you

Basingstoke Gazette: Alan Stone

9:23am Friday 18th July 2014

Sir.–I would like to give UKIP’s response to Maria Miller’s comments on us in her column (Basingstoke Extra, July 2).

Tesco plan under fire

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10:06am Thursday 17th July 2014

Sir.–I read with dismay the news that Tesco is going to submit a revised proposal to develop the old Smiths Industries site with another store.

The police have got wrong priorities

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

Sir.–How I sympathise with Mr Trotman, who was fined £100 for breaking the speed limit by 5mph.

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