11:53am Tuesday 1st October 2013
IT IS a great pity that your article demanding that the new M4 be built preceded the publication of the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).You recognise that a new M4 would have an impact on wildlife on the Gwent Levels but you make no mention of what could turn out to be a hugely greater problem; I mean of course climate change.
12:05pm Tuesday 10th September 2013
12:33pm Wednesday 4th September 2013
MORE than 1,400 people gassed to death, more than 400 of them children. I guess it leaves a bitter taste in most people’s mouths, doesn’t it? Has Obama painted himself into a corner by saying “No boots on the ground”? He may be right, but doing nothing is surely not an option... action in Syria could indeed start a third world war.
12:23pm Wednesday 4th September 2013
LAST WEEK we had a cow taken away for slaughter because she was a TB reactor. Lovely young cow, very sad. Left behind was a strong, six-week-old bull calf. We had to teach it to drink milk (from a local dairy farm) and feed and care for this calf. This week an abattoir rang to say the calf must go too as the cow had TB lesions, and it was duly collected.
11:33am Thursday 29th August 2013
HOW providential it is that in the same week in which you report that hundreds of victims of the ‘bedroom tax’ in the county have fallen behind with their rents, the Coalition’s justification for this wicked tax has been blown apart.
10:23am Tuesday 27th August 2013
I REFER to the letter from John Williams relating to the Gwent Police use of ‘one- stop shops’. I am working with the chief constable to review the way that communities can access police stations, officers and staff.
4:40pm Monday 19th August 2013
12:57pm Friday 16th August 2013
I WONDER if Mr Greenhalgh quite understood what I was saying about the people who were deserving of respect. By no means all of them, but many of the ones who I have in mind as I wrote the letter will now be elderly and long since retired, but were at one time highly trained engineer surveyors with what I consider was extremely valuable knowledge and a desire to see work carried out safely by a company that many locals referred to as “the cancer factory”.
11:36am Wednesday 14th August 2013
3:24pm Wednesday 7th August 2013
2:18pm Friday 2nd August 2013
1:36pm Wednesday 31st July 2013
1:31pm Wednesday 31st July 2013
12:37pm Thursday 25th July 2013
1:22pm Wednesday 24th July 2013
BEING somewhat less than enamoured by religious matters and by the insistence of some theologians that man was made in God’s image I have a lot of sympathy with Terry Banfield’s letter (Your Say, July 17).
3:56pm Tuesday 23rd July 2013
REGARDING the retirement of Mrs Carmel Napier, it’s happened. What I believe needs pursuing is the much-criticised attitude of the police commissioner, Mr Ian Johnston when required by respected Members of Parliament to answer to his actions leading up to the retirement of the former Chief Constable.
10:48am Wednesday 17th July 2013
11:33am Tuesday 18th June 2013
AMONG the worst things about Newport City Council’s withdrawal of funding for Gwent Music Support Service, aside from the devastation caused to an absolutely fantastic and highly respected system, is that many children from outside Newport, in Monmouthshire, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent, are also suffering the consequences.
11:31am Tuesday 18th June 2013
ALTHOUGH I agree with much of what Mr A Greenhalgh has to say in his letter of June 12 about driving on the continent, I fail to see that being lenient with law-breaking motorists has anything to recommend it and would replace the issuing of a summons with an on the spot fine and automatic points on the licence.
11:30am Tuesday 18th June 2013
11:21am Friday 14th June 2013
4:38pm Thursday 13th June 2013
ARGUS readers saw a series of letters from me, during, and subsequent to the election of Ian Johnston as Gwent police commissioner, and letters supporting him from others, including his buddy Paul Harris, who he appointed on a personal decision as his deputy.
4:37pm Thursday 13th June 2013
1:28pm Thursday 6th June 2013
2:48pm Friday 31st May 2013
12:29pm Thursday 30th May 2013
I, AND I’m sure many other readers think it’s high time you called a halt to the oh-so-regular pathetic, childish feud between the Messrs Dix and Kirby, and their old adversary, Allan Pritchard. All their “Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah” politics via your letters columns are wearing a bit thin.
3:50pm Wednesday 29th May 2013
MAY I, through your letters page, say a big thank you to several very kind hearted people. We’re lucky to have such people around who care about animals and about our domestic pets in particular. I am, of course, aware there are numerous others around who don’t care that much about any animal, but let me relate a recent incident. While working on his land the farmer who lives in the farm below me accidentally severed my underground telephone cable with his excavator, just when I needed a reliable line to contact the vet. The linesmen involved in getting it repaired were kindness personified and the young chap who lives next door to me not only helped organise getting the repair done, but also drove me and my precious dog many miles to a distant veterinary practice. Thanks to all of you, I appreciate the kindness you have shown to me and to my lovely dog. I understand my dog is now responding well to the treatment he’s getting. Walt Jackson Llantrisant, Usk
11:29am Wednesday 8th May 2013