23 Apr 2015 09:30

Politicians have nothing in Reserve

SIR, neither the Tory candidate nor the LibDem candidate has yet expressed their opinion on the virtue of spending one hundred billion pounds to renew the Trident Nuclear weapons system in a time of financial cut backs and food banks.

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20 Apr 2015 09:30

Questions over Earlston Community Development

SIR, I am writing in response to the letter that was printed last week from Earlston Community Development Trust (ECDT). I was extremely dismayed at the way they have responded to a previous letter and the fact they they have made a direct attack on the author of it.

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19 Apr 2015 13:30

Thanking you

SIR, We would like to thank everyone who supported the recent 87th Selkirk Scout and Guide Concert and helped to make it such a success.

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16 Apr 2015 09:30

Roll on May 2017

SIR, I note that going by what Councillor John Mitchell intimated (Border Telegraph, April 8), that any losses made by the Great Tapestry of Scotland would be met by the local taxpayers.

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6 Apr 2015 09:30

Heart has been ripped out of Galashiels

SIR, I assume Scottish Borders Council are very proud of their achievements within Galashiels.

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4 Apr 2015 14:30

Who is kidding who?

SIR, According to Mark Twain, politicians and nappies must be changed often, and for the same reason.

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2 Apr 2015 14:30

Who will best represent us at Westminster?

SIR, The voters of Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk have a huge decision to make in a few weeks time. Who will best represent us at Westminster?

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25 Mar 2015 01:30

Scotland has the best of both worlds

SIR, Over the past few weeks, the UK Government has been engaged in a public information campaign designed to explain to your readers how the devolution settlement is evolving. I wanted to expand on what we are doing – and why.

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25 Mar 2015 00:30

Research project

SIR, We would like to draw readers of the Border Telegraph to a research project we are conducting at Heriot-Watt University on the contemporary issue of having a job (or are self-employed), yet low pay keeping the individual or family within or close to the poverty line.

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17 Mar 2015 09:30

Earlston Community Council disbanded

SIR, As chairman of the selection panel for Earlston’s Citizen of the Year award, I thought it appropriate to write to you on behalf of myself and the other panel members, following the disbandment of the Earlston Community Council last week.

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16 Mar 2015 11:30

Lost millions raises questions over competency of council

SIR, It’s not often I write to a newspaper, but I am outraged by Scottish Borders Council squandering over £2 million on a project that will never get off the ground.

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15 Mar 2015 09:30

Council issued with tapestry ultimatum

SIR, I find myself becoming angrier by the minute with those SBC councillors who believe it is acceptable to commit my family and thousands of other families across the Borders to pay off a debt that has not as yet been incurred, but soon will be as a result of their belligerence.

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14 Mar 2015 09:30

Bus company should put passengers First

SIR, I would like to refer to a recent letter entitled 'Cold Reception from First Bus’. I came across a similar situation during a journey from Galashiels to Peebles on Tuesday, February 17.

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13 Mar 2015 09:30

Melrose fends off 'furry terrorist threat’

SIR, After months of fretting over the future of their prestigious Gold Britain in Bloom award, Melrosians can at last sleep soundly in their beds tonight, secure in the knowledge that Melrose and District Community Council has fended off another furry terrorist threat.

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12 Mar 2015 05:30

Foodbanks, cuts and austerity omitted from election leaflet

SIR, I have today received what would normally be defined as an election leaflet but in my many years of interest in politics I have never received anything like this one.

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11 Mar 2015 05:30

Is MSP still working?

SIR, I write to seek clarification from John Lamont, local MSP and the Tory candidate for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk at the forthcoming Westminster election, about whether, like his Tory colleague Sir Malcolm Rifkind, he currently has too much time on his hands?

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9 Mar 2015 11:30

Something has gone seriously wrong

SIR, At the hearing of the green bin petition on October 23 last year, the Waste Treatment Unit planned for Easter Langlee was hailed as the panacea for all the council’s waste management problems. No fears about its delivery or performance were voiced.

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5 Mar 2015 11:30

Borders public need to know

SIR, I am certain that many pensioners would like to know more about the proposed changes to pension credit. I am sure the agriculture sector, whose income will be affected by leaving the European Union, would like to hear his views on the promised in/out EU referendum.

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28 Feb 2015 13:30

Poor show from SNP in Borders

SIR, I have no hesitation in saying that the SNP government at Holyrood are doing a good job. However, I cannot say the same for the SNP councillors leading the coalition at Scottish Borders Council.

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26 Feb 2015 14:30

Anyone who thinks No was last word on referendum is ludicrously mistaken

SIR, The appeal for “fresh thinking” in R Walker’s letter might have been directed at any of our political parties, but its target was exclusively the SNP.

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