Opinion

24 Apr 2014 09:30

Data world is open for business

If you are tired of dreadful business-world clichés like “blue sky thinking” and “out of the box” you might nevertheless take a more lenient view of a newish term that suddenly seems to be gaining critical mass as a byword for good practice - “the open data market”.

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11 Apr 2014 09:30

Local questions will not be answered by a national 'Yes' response

There are several very good reasons for voting “No” to the “Yes” campaign.

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11 Apr 2014 09:30

Labour's real worry is a post-Yes England

No one should be surprised by Gordon Banks’ decision to vote with his “better together” Tory and Lib Dem chums to limit public spending on support of the poorest in our society.

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4 Apr 2014 09:30 • Ross Brannigan

Acceptance should be at the heart of any view on breastfeeding in public

Thousands of mothers across Britain took part in demonstrations last month in support of a woman’s right to breastfeed in public, after one woman was labelled a “tramp” for doing so.

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4 Apr 2014 09:30

MPs are too closely linked to fuel companies and banks

The soaring price of energy is affecting everyone, and the hardest hit are the poorest, who cannot afford to turn on the heating.

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4 Apr 2014 09:30

Nothing strange about timing of comments

I would like to reply to the letter from Councillor Les Sharp that appeared in the Alloa Advertiser on 19th March.

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4 Apr 2014 09:30

Heartfelt thank you

I am writing to thank you and your readers for the support you’ve shown so far for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland shops’ Spring Clear Out.

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4 Apr 2014 09:30

This will put more people in poverty

It is a sad day indeed when the MP of one of the poorest areas in Scotland, one Gordon Banks, loses the plot and his moral compass by voting with the Conservatives in Westminster on Wednesday 26th March 2014) to impose a benefit cap ceiling against those in need in his own constituency.

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21 Mar 2014 09:30

You lot should be banged up

Why oh why must the Advertiser resort to the use of slang in their editorial?

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21 Mar 2014 09:30

Well done to Labour

Although my sympathies lie with independence. I must congratulate the Labour party on their Jobs Guarantee Scheme.

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21 Mar 2014 09:30

Thanks, now let’s Ramp up the Red

As you may already know, on Friday 7 February, we asked people around Scotland to “Ramp up the Red” for British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland and join us in the fight for every heartbeat.

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21 Mar 2014 09:30

Decision was made by politicians, no-one else

I refer to your article published 6 February 2014, and hope to put forward a contra point of view.

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14 Mar 2014 09:30

Political stand by MP Gordon Banks

I am delighted that the SNP Government has conceded to Scottish Labour’s budget demands which will complete the package of funding that will fully mitigate the Bedroom Tax in Scotland.

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14 Mar 2014 09:30

Councillor Irene Hamilton should be at the head of the queue for praise

Reading last weeks edition I was surprised to read someone’s praise for one councillor, after knowing that there has been another councillor that has continued to help others during her own personal turmoil.

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14 Mar 2014 09:30

The facts state 'emotional' argument is a red herring

Contrary to popular belief voting Yes in the upcoming referendum is not about emotionally distancing ourselves and ostracising Scotland from our neighbours and friends in England Wales and Ireland. It is not about any fake or historical notion of national pride of about what it means to be Scottish.

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14 Mar 2014 09:30

Wake up ... this is the only chance we will get

With under seven months to go the Scottish electorate need to waken up and realise the magnitude of the decision they are about to take in September and realise that this is the only ever opportunity to secure our countries independence.

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14 Mar 2014 09:30

Councillor maintains he has best interests of Alva residents in mind

As the Councillor who two years ago suggested that if the Alva Glen Hotel were to be demolished it would be desirable to protected the frontage because it was attractive and one of the earliest buildings/ Coaching Inns in Alva, I respond to the recent letter from George Horsburgh 7 March 2014.

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7 Mar 2014 09:30

Political stand by MSP Liz Smith

In just over 150 days, the sporting world will gather in Glasgow as Scotland hosts the Commonwealth Games.

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7 Mar 2014 09:30

Special thanks to Councillor Kathleen Martin

I would like to praise a very special councillor - Kathleen Martin, who works above and beyond for her ward.

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7 Mar 2014 09:30

LGBT couples needed to provide safe homes

Research by Action for Children and New Family Social has revealed that one in two gay people in Scotland believe they cannot foster or adopt. We are writing to you to dispel this myth, so that safe homes can be found for vulnerable children in Clackmannanshire.

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