Opinion

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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30 Oct 2014 09:30

Vox pops: Is it OK to tweet pictures of your partner while she is in Labour?

Robbie Williams tweeted throughout the intimate process of his wife’s labour earlier this week. In the bizarre pictures and videos he was trying to lighten the mood for his wife Ayda. We asked people around Alloa to share their views on the matter

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30 Oct 2014 09:30

Reader says the truth is emerging about fracking plans for Clackmannanshire

Dear Editor Ten months on,and what a frenzy. As it is said, “in time the truth will out”, so the drilling throughout the county was ‘only exploratory, and will not involve fracking’.

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30 Oct 2014 09:30 • Ross Brannigan

Ross Brannigan blogs on the Labour Party's struggles

Ed Miliband would have been dreading Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

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30 Oct 2014 09:30

Political stand by MP Gordon Banks

Alloa Post Office The future of Alloa Crown Post Office is one which has come to the fore again recently. I am particularly disappointed to note the news emanating from Post Office Ltd that a number of businesses have expressed an interest in taking over Post Office services in the town.

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30 Oct 2014 09:30

Alva Glen Hotel problems continue even after demolition as residents get in a flap

Dear Editor A Health Hazard in Alva Courtesy of Clackmannanshire Council Everyone in Alva must be delighted that the unsightly Alva Glen Hotel has now been demolished to make way for the new housing as proposed by the Mulraney Group.

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30 Oct 2014 09:30

Johann Lamont exit proves Labour Party is falling apart, claims Clackmannanshire councillor

Dear Editor, Better together now falling apart In 2011 Johann Lamont was elected to be leader of the entire Labour Party in Scotland. This was different from her predecessors, including First Ministers, who were merely labour group leaders in Holyrood.

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30 Oct 2014 09:30

Former Clackmannanshire headmaster says senior Tories are society's scroungers

Dear Editor For nearly 20 years, I was headteacher of two separate schools in Clackmannanshire.

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17 Sep 2014 09:30

Vote Yes: Pro-Independence letters

A collection of letters in support of the Yes vote

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17 Sep 2014 09:30

Vote No: Pro-Union letters

A collection of letters in support of the No camp

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17 Sep 2014 09:30

Keith Brown letter on the independence referendum

Just as I believe the founding father of the Labour Party, Keir Hardie, would have undoubtedly supported independence for Scotland, more and more Labour supporters – including senior members of the Labour Party and Labour politicians – are lending their support to the Yes Campaign.

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17 Sep 2014 09:30

Gordon Banks column on the independence referendum

By the time this article is read the Scottish Independence Referendum will be upon us, and I would like to take this opportunity to say to constituents in Clackmannanshire – if you are still in doubt, then vote No, because this is a decision that cannot be reversed and one which will affect our families, their families and the generations to come.

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11 Jul 2014 09:30 • Ross Brannigan

Ross Brannigan on the legacy the Games must leave

Capturing the Commonwealth Imagination Recently, the Queen's Baton Relay passed through my hometown of Tillicoultry as it continued on its tour around the Commonwealth countries of the world.

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11 Jul 2014 09:30

Less middle managers, not more hard cash

Dear Editor, Frank Field, one of the more respected & level-headed Labour Politicians, suggests higher-income Pensioners should start making National Insurance Contributions to help NHS?

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11 Jul 2014 09:30

Each council will retain control of its services

Dear Editor I write to correct some misinformation published in the Advertiser on 2 July 2014 in respect of proposals that Clackmannanshire and Stirling councils have to enhance their existing shared services arrangements for education and social services.

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11 Jul 2014 09:30

Elected members will do what is best for local social services

Dear Sir I write further to the article you carried dated 2 July 2014 about proposals that Clackmannanshire and Stirling councils explore developing their approach to sharing education and social services.

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11 Jul 2014 09:30

Betting shops are gambling with people's lives

Dear Editor I was horrified to read Glasgow people spend £200 million a year on fixed-odds, betting stations.

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11 Jul 2014 09:30

Council could help but dog owners have to show respect at cemeteries

Dear Editor My wife has just returned home from Tullibody new cemetery where she witnessed three dog owners deliberately releasing their dogs to run around the graves within the cemetery, one fouling on top of a grave.

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11 Jul 2014 09:30

Why should our taxes be spent on No propoganda?

Dear Editor I am totally and utterly disgusted at the Uk Governements blatant mis-use of tac-payers money to produce and send out a booklet regarding the referendum.

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20 Jun 2014 09:30

Disgusting ignorance

Dear Editor When visiting my mother/sister's grave in Alva cemetery, I was disgusted to find that yet again some thoughtless, disgusting, person had allowed their dog to foul on top of the grave.

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