Opinion

29 Oct 2014 09:30

SBC is more concerned about their budgets than safety of children

Sir, I would like to correct Councillor Bhatia’s comments as reported in last week’s Peeblesshire News regarding the Cardrona 20mph pilot.

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28 Oct 2014 09:30

Debate should not be stifled

SIR, My apologies for writing again so soon. A couple of years ago I defended the principle that Mr Mundell should be free to write what he likes - whether I agreed with his opinions or not. He seems to imply others should not have the same freedom, if their opinions don’t agree with his.

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27 Oct 2014 09:30

Public money should be better spent

SIR, I agree with the two letters in last week’s Border Telegraph asking why it was necessary to send 16 councillors and officials to a site at Avonmouth to visit a waste treatment facility.

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26 Oct 2014 09:30

Local MP remembers

TWEEDDALE MP David Mundell this week took time out of his busy schedule to visit the Tower of London Remembers.

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25 Oct 2014 09:30

Thanks from Tweeddale Children's Hospice Association Scotland

SIR, On behalf of CHAS and the Tweeddale Friends of CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland), I would like to thank Tesco staff and customers for their very generous response to the bucket shake held in the Peebles store on Friday, October 10.

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23 Oct 2014 16:30

Fragile X fundraiser thanks

SIR, Through the courtesy of your column Craig and I would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who came along to the Fragile X Society’s very first Scottish Fund Raising Dinner on Friday, October 10 National Fragile X Awareness Day.

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22 Oct 2014 16:30

Thanking you

SIR, May I through the courtesy of your pages express grateful thanks to everyone who supported the Charity Zumbathon in aid of Innerleithen & Walkerburn Community First Responders, on September 27.

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20 Oct 2014 16:30

Beggars a 'Big Issue’ in Peebles

SIR, I was hoping you could raise a concern which has appeared on Peebles lovely High Street?

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19 Oct 2014 09:30

Peeblesshire News letter called for a new union

The thoughtful and eminently sensible letter from Dave Robb in last week’s Peeblesshire News called for a new union in which Scotland would be a “paying partner rather than a supplicant”.

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18 Oct 2014 16:30

Referendum result was decisive and conclusive in the Borders

SIR, I understand that people on both sides of the referendum debate continue to hold strong views and I have made my own position clear.

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17 Oct 2014 16:30

TTIP a 'threat to public services’ in Peebles

SIR, We write to alert your readers to one of the biggest threats to face public services and our health service, in particular, in decades.

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17 Oct 2014 09:00

Disgusted

SIR, I am disgusted to learn that Scottish Borders Council sent 16 councillors to look at a new waste plant in Bristol.

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15 Oct 2014 14:30

Proud of the NHS

Sir, People in this country are rightly proud of the NHS, and many are angry at the creeping privatisation now being introduced.

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14 Oct 2014 15:30

Borders firms need to get ready for bag levy change

Sir, From 20 October, small businesses in the Borders will have to charge at least 5p for 'single-use’ bags they give to customers – no matter if the bag is made from paper, plastic or any other material.

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13 Oct 2014 15:30

Where would the money come from?

Sir, Your paper has recently included reports that Peebles Community Trust is interested in purchasing Standard Life’s Kingsmeadows Estate, or part of it, for public use. The obvious question is “Where would the money come from?”

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12 Oct 2014 15:30

Scotland needs a new union

Sir, Following intense debate over two years, and a vote against independence, but for further change, we are asked to work together on a settlement which should provide stability for a generation.

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11 Oct 2014 16:30

Bonnie Peebles greatly values public support

Sir, We were invited to the Peebles Community Council on Thursday, September 11 to discuss the next set of proposed cutbacks Scottish Borders

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10 Oct 2014 16:30

Thanking you

Sir, This year we are celebrating our Diamond Jubilee and we would like to thank you very much for publishing our Arts Festival collage last month. Sir, The Lodge St Ronans 856 coffee morning realised the magnificent sum of £1,250

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10 Oct 2014 09:30

The Referendum Glory

Sir, Robert Burns concluded one of his songs with the following words: “We’re bought and sold for English gold...sic a parcel of rogues in a nation.”

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9 Oct 2014 09:30

Petanque thanks

Sir, I would like to thank all the members of Tweed Valley Pétanque Club for organising such a fun event on Sunday, September 21 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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