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11:08am Thursday 31st October 2013
11:11am Thursday 31st October 2013
10:00am Sunday 20th October 2013
Regarding Adrian Kibbler’s Focus piece (Advertiser Thursday October 3), I make no claim to an infallible memory but feel reasonably confident that school-leaving age in 1963 was not, as written, at the age of 14. The leaving age had risen from 14 to 15 at the end of the 1940s and had then risen again to 16, I believe, in the mid fifties*.
10:00am Saturday 19th October 2013
Bearing in mind that no indication has been given as to when construction of Tenbury’s new Tesco will begin, I wrote to Mr D Rudge, the area planning officer at MDC, and asked what provision is being made for the 60-70 cars that at present park on the site. A month later I still haven’t received a reply so I’ve written again asking him to contact the Advertiser and explain how the council plans to accommodate those cars once the site is closed for construction.
4:00pm Wednesday 16th October 2013
4:00pm Tuesday 15th October 2013
4:00pm Monday 14th October 2013
If we allow the past ten years efforts by groups such as The Ludlow Hospital League of Friends, chaired by Peter Corfield, and others who have given so much time and energy to this essential project our community will only have itself to blame when, in three to five years time we no longer have a hospital in Ludlow at all.
4:00pm Sunday 13th October 2013
4:00pm Saturday 12th October 2013
Julia Bridgewater chief executive, at the board meeting of Shropshire Community NHS Trust, gave an unvarnished and devastating account of why it is not possible to proceed with the proposed health facility on the Ludlow Eco Park. She faced some unwarranted attack from a couple of members of the audience which she ignored with dignity.
4:00pm Tuesday 8th October 2013
4:00pm Sunday 6th October 2013
ON September 20, the Ludlow branch of the RNLI held a collection at the doors of Tesco in Ludlow. The committee and I would be most grateful for a small space in your newspaper to reach as many people to offer our thanks.
4:00pm Friday 4th October 2013
“HAVE a say” in the imminent closure of Coder Road Refuse Facility, Advertiser, September 26, will sadly make little difference to Shropshire Council’s bonfire of community services. It is the inevitable outcome of their current dedication to abandoning any pretence of continuing local government's proud tradition of community service as we once knew it.
4:00pm Tuesday 1st October 2013
7:00am Monday 30th September 2013
Edgar Green from Berkshire writes to highlight fellow service personnel who served in the Korean War
12:00pm Tuesday 17th September 2013
4:00pm Sunday 15th September 2013
Mark Yarnold of the Tenbury Town Band writes that holding performances at the Regal is not impossible for locals
7:00am Saturday 14th September 2013
12:00pm Friday 13th September 2013
12:00pm Wednesday 11th September 2013
12:00pm Tuesday 10th September 2013
4:00pm Sunday 8th September 2013
WE have been told that the possibility of new housing in Tenbury is a ‘disaster with Councillor Penn concerned about the potential addition of 128 homes noting that ‘in Tenbury we just do not have the infrastructure and services to deal with this level of additional development’.
4:00pm Saturday 7th September 2013
4:00pm Wednesday 21st August 2013
WORDS fail me regarding the incompetence of those who did the projections regarding Ludlow's doomed hospital and health village. One can only hope that the consultants responsible will be sued so that at least some money is recovered which can be spent on improving East Hamlet hospital.
4:00pm Monday 19th August 2013
THE Advertiser rightly led on its front page, August 1, with the final knockings of the Ludlow Health Village. Over £2.5 million of public money down the plughole and now it turns out it was apparently a non-runner in the first place.
4:00pm Friday 16th August 2013
4:00pm Thursday 15th August 2013
ON August 1 Adrian Kibbler drew attention to the problem of GCSE grade inflation, in relation to Stuart Cooke’s retirement from Tenbury High School. I, along with many others, including Michael Gove, strongly support his contention that this is a serious and continuing problem.
4:00pm Tuesday 13th August 2013
Maria McEvilly from Birmingham writes about the lack of respect shown by some members of Ludlow for their town
4:00pm Sunday 11th August 2013
4:00pm Friday 9th August 2013
12:00pm Monday 5th August 2013
Sad to see in last week's Advertiser, July 25, the new Ludlow hospital scheme looks to have folded. Philip Dunne notes participation in sport has health benefits. That’s a good job since the way in which his government and previous governments have mucked about with funding the NHS means no new hospital for Ludlow.
7:00am Sunday 4th August 2013
4:00pm Friday 2nd August 2013
12:00pm Monday 29th July 2013
12:00pm Friday 26th July 2013
Andy Wright from Ludlow writes to support the volunteers who maintain Whitcliffe Common and local firm McConnels for their assistance
4:00pm Monday 22nd July 2013
THOUSANDS of people enjoy the view of Ludlow from Whitcliffe and the beautiful walk alongside the river but, sadly, few realise just how much work and effort goes into maintaining that view. The bulk of the work falls on a handful of volunteers from the Friends of Whitcliffe Common who put in many hours keeping paths clear and in good order.
4:00pm Friday 19th July 2013
4:00pm Monday 15th July 2013
I felt I had to write to congratulate the organisers of Ludlow Arts Festival. The events were so varied; there genuinely was something for everyone. The big top was beautifully presented and perfect if the weather was unkind, all volunteers were upbeat and friendly and the events I attended were of superb quality.
7:00am Saturday 13th July 2013
12:00pm Monday 8th July 2013
Robin Pote of Ludlow writes to comment that Ludlow success can always be achieved with the hard work of locals
12:00pm Sunday 7th July 2013
12:00pm Saturday 6th July 2013
12:00pm Wednesday 3rd July 2013
12:00pm Monday 1st July 2013
I NOTE with interest that Mr Wanstall (Advertiser, June 13), did not supply a picture of the large number of empty spaces at the pay and display town centre car park, this giving a true insight into the situation.
7:00am Monday 24th June 2013
Jean Clayton from Sanctuary Cove in Queensland, Australia writes to try and trace her family tree in Bockleton
4:00pm Saturday 22nd June 2013
12:00pm Thursday 20th June 2013
I WOULD like to say big well done and thank you to town councillor Jim Newbold and his wife Shirley for walking the ward of Clee View and asking if the people would like elections rather than co-options.
12:00pm Monday 17th June 2013
7:00am Sunday 16th June 2013
7:00am Saturday 15th June 2013
May I thank the Advertiser for regularly attending council meetings and with reference to page 3, June 6, I would like to comment that Coun Pound had an exceptional year as mayor and along with Coun Phillips, they will be missed.
12:00pm Friday 14th June 2013
Parking will be a major issue for us. Every time I park my car in the Tenbury cattle market site, I note the number of vehicles that are already parked there and frequently the number is around fifty.