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8:51am Thursday 17th April 2014
Sir.–Last Friday, on a lovely, sunny spring day, I was walking through the historic part of Basingstoke, down the hill to the carefully maintained Festival Place, when I came across many people that I knew. The topic of conversation on everyone’s lips was Maria Miller’s resignation as Culture Secretary.
8:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014
8:00am Monday 7th April 2014
Sir.–My aunt Sylvia Holbrook passed away recently, and amongst her possessions is a photograph album from the period when she was a nanny to Valerie Scouller at Down Grange, long before it became a Brewers Fayre. I would like to trace any of the family in order to pass on the photographic record of Valerie’s early childhood.
8:00am Sunday 6th April 2014
Sir.–Having travelled with two friends from the south coast where I now live, to The Anvil for the Ken Dodd 'Happiness Show' on March 16, we were very disappointed when we could hear little of what was being said. We waited until the interval, a lot longer than many, before leaving.
8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014
Sir.–With regard to the letter in The Gazette on March 27 by Councillor Stephen West “Election proposal does make sense”, the Tories and their Lib Dem collaborators in Westminster have established for themselves a five-year fixed period of rule.
8:52am Thursday 3rd April 2014
8:56am Thursday 3rd April 2014
Sir.–As a retired nurse who worked for over 40 years in our National Health Service, I am often saddened to read of massive failings within this wonderful institution. In order to redress the balance, I would like to praise and congratulate the excellent care and dedication I have experienced.
8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014
8:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014
8:00am Monday 31st March 2014
Sir.–I would like to say a big thank-you to the couple who came to my aid on March 13 when I collapsed in the Hackwood Road subway. They stayed with me, called an ambulance, and waited until the ambulance arrived.
8:00am Sunday 30th March 2014
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8:00am Friday 28th March 2014
9:10am Thursday 27th March 2014
Sir.–Basingstoke Gang Show 2014 sold over 3,200 tickets, which makes our show the biggest and best selling amateur production in our town and most likely the biggest in Hampshire. Only the professional pantomime sells more tickets in The Anvil or The Haymarket!
8:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014
8:00am Monday 24th March 2014
Sir.–I was appalled to read the ignorance regarding the felling of the horse chestnut in Roman Way. Letter writer J Stafford trivialised about the danger of “being killed or seriously hurt by a falling conker”, and wanted to know why a “perfectly healthy tree was destroyed?”
8:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014
8:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014
9:19am Friday 21st March 2014
8:46am Thursday 20th March 2014
Sir.–Hampshire County Council has announced that it wants to cut £1.5million from support for local bus services – that’s a 32 per cent cut in the budget. This comes straight after a major shake-up of Stagecoach bus routes and timetables across the town which has caused anger and concern for many residents.
8:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014
8:00am Monday 17th March 2014
8:00am Sunday 16th March 2014
8:00am Saturday 15th March 2014
9:13am Friday 14th March 2014
10:14am Thursday 13th March 2014
Sir.–Over the past few weeks, as secretary of the Basingstoke and Deane “Young at Heart” Over 55s Forum, I have read with great interest in your editions of The Gazette, the complaints from people all over the borough about the bus changes and timetables.
8:00am Monday 10th March 2014
8:00am Sunday 9th March 2014
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9:13am Friday 7th March 2014
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8:00am Friday 28th February 2014
Sir.–I would like to request that people stop complaining about the recent changes to bus services bought in by Stagecoach. The reason is quite simple – if you do not use a service enough, it will be cut.
8:58am Thursday 27th February 2014
8:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014
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12:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014
9:02am Thursday 6th February 2014
Sir.–Your story about bus services (“Save Our Bus”, Thursday, January 23) focused on South Ham, but the full set of changes planned for February 16 has now emerged, and the impact on the south and south-east side of town is even more serious.
8:00am Saturday 1st February 2014
8:59am Friday 31st January 2014
9:17am Thursday 30th January 2014
8:00am Monday 27th January 2014
8:00am Sunday 26th January 2014
Sir.–Holocaust Memorial Day, on January 27, is an opportunity for us all to remember the millions murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
8:00am Saturday 25th January 2014
8:48am Friday 24th January 2014
9:01am Thursday 23rd January 2014
Sir.–Councillor Robert Donnell once again gives the same old lame excuse that the reason he has failed to improve recycling rates in Basingstoke is because “the people of Basingstoke want to keep weekly collections”. He is talking rubbish. (Gazette, January 16).
10:01am Tuesday 21st January 2014
Sir.–I have been searching for a support group within Basingstoke for fibromyalgia and auto immune illnesses such as Sjögren's syndrome and Lupus etc, as I have recently been diagnosed, I've found that there isn't one, nor is there one nearby.
9:00am Monday 20th January 2014