Opinion

16 Dec 2014 16:50

Word on the Street - Christmas TV

Christmas viewing looks set to be a repeat of last year – and many other years – as mainstream channels have scheduled more than 670 hours of reruns over the festive fortnight. We asked people on the streets of Alloa what they would most like to see broadcast on TV over this festive season.

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14 Dec 2014 20:30

Independent councillor says the vow will keep important powers in London

Dear Editor A few weeks ago, in this newspaper, I predicted that the “extra powers” promised in the now infamous vow cobbled together by the Labour and Tory pals in better together would be “too little too late”.

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14 Dec 2014 20:30

Labour group leader says SNP are guilty of "I'm alright Jack" attitude

Dear Editor During the course of Clackmannanshire Council’s Resources & Audit Committee last week, it was confirmed that every Labour Councillor had supported staff, unions and officers by accepting the 3 per cent cut to salary/wages.

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14 Dec 2014 09:30

Grangemouth could be coming a "European hub of fracking" at cost of hundreds of millions to the taxpayer

Dear Editor, At the anti-fracking public meeting held in the Bowmar Centre on 26 November, between 7pm and 9pm, there were no elected politicians on the platform in the hall.

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14 Dec 2014 09:30

Station at Cambus would not come cheap but it is a viable option

Dear Editor, Rail Futures Scotland are to be congratulated for including Cambus in their proposals for new station development across Scotland (Advertiser 26 November). However, the situation has changed since the 2008 feasibility study.

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27 Nov 2014 09:30 • Rajmund Bakonyi

Vox pops: Have you started your Christmas shopping?

With Christmas fast approaching, we asked people on the streets of Alloa whether they had started shopping yet and what their opinions are on the Xmas craze.

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27 Nov 2014 09:30

Correspondent - perhaps with tongue in cheek - calls for ban on hillwalking

Dear editor The Scottish Parliament is to be congratulated on passing anti-alcohol legislation to reduce the blood/alcohol limit for motorists thereby significantly reducing deaths and injuries on our roads. This has been done in the face of considerable opposition from the alcohol trade.

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27 Nov 2014 09:30

Alloa resident suggests second-class post is a third-rate service

Dear Editor How come a second class letter from Perth to Alloa took 10 days to arrive? Better post Christmas cards even earlier this year?

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27 Nov 2014 09:30

Are unused parking spaces in Alloa unfair on local workers?

Dear editor While tarmac in the car park beyond the graveyard at Greenside enjoys the luxury of bathing in whatever the winter sun delivers, shoppers in Alloa drive round and round in a sweat looking for spaces.

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27 Nov 2014 09:30

Alva Academy pupil enjoys one of the shorter school outings

Dear editor Trips at Alva Academy can take place as far afield as New York and Germany. However, perhaps some of the best ones are the quick trips on the minibus to as near as Glasgow.

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24 Nov 2014 09:30

Vox Pops: Was Alex Salmond a good leader?

This Friday Alex Salmond will step down both as the leader of the SNP and Scottish First Minister, handing over the positions to his successor Nicola Sturgeon. We took to the streets to ask people around Alloa about how he did as the country’s leader.

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24 Nov 2014 09:30

Sauchie correspondent asks if Keith Brown will ask for a re-run

Dear Editor I guess it was a case of close but not close enough for our local MSP Keith Brown in the SNP deputy leadership contest. Since Mr Brown polled 44% of the vote, I wonder if he will be calling for another leadership election or is 45% the threshold for demanding a re-run ?

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24 Nov 2014 09:30

Reader insists Labour must clarify position on Trident

Dear Editor What an interesting weekend I have just had, first there was Labour leadership hopeful Neil Findlay on the Andrew Marr Show telling us that it’s already Labour policy in Scotland to oppose the renewal of Trident, now I wonder if any of our Labour friends within this constituency could tell us if that’s true and also if they support the idea.

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5 Nov 2014 09:30

Vox pops - Was Gordon Brown the man to lead Scottish Labour?

In the days following Johann Lamont’s departure as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown ruled himself out of the demanding job.

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5 Nov 2014 09:30

Political stand by MSP Dr Richard Simpson: The SNP is addicted to puplist give-aways

Some austerity is the inevitable consequence of the 2008 world banking crisis.

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5 Nov 2014 09:30

Approval for the values of fairness at Clackmannanshire Council

Dear Editor Kinship Carers Fostering and kinship rates were discussed at Clackmannanshire Councils’ Housing, Health and Care Committee last Thursday.

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5 Nov 2014 09:30

Improvements in Sauchie are a testament to SNP man Gary's legacy as leader

Dear Editor I would like through the Advertiser to express not only my appreciation of all that has been achieved by outgoing council leader Gary Womersley but also my relief that he is still to remain a councillor for central ward.

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5 Nov 2014 09:30

Outgoing Clackmannannshire council leader Gary has made things better

Dear Editor, Councillor Gary Womersley should feel rightly proud of his achievements during his tenure as council leader.

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5 Nov 2014 09:30

Alloa reader feels strongly about the futility of war

Now that we are into “Poppy time” again these are poignant times.

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30 Oct 2014 09:30 • Ross Brannigan

Ross Brannigan argues that General Election leadership debates should include UKIP

Politicians across the spectrum have come together to express their frustration at the recent announcement of who will be in the next TV Leader’s Debates before next May’s General Election.

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