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« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2010, 10:31:09 AM »
I can't modify my post; the knickers reference looks out of order. Folks, this was a reply to Muggins comment.

On site now: Swindon Film Festival starts next week. Some fascinating, thoughtful inspiring films to be seen.

Tuesday - South American music event at the Arts Centre with El Maestro and the ambassador of Paraguay

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« Reply #61 on: April 02, 2010, 01:32:52 PM »
I thought Bobby F Matinez

Made a good comment on adver thread:
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Bobfm, South Marston says...
10:43am Thu 1 Apr 10

I think the word hypocricy is very apt here. Both Anne Snelgrove and Robert Buckland are arch EU supporters.

It is the RDA/EU generated policies that are driving these develoments.

I liked Grimwalds response better:
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1:24pm Fri 2 Apr 10

Bobfm wrote:
I think the word hypocricy is very apt here. Both Anne Snelgrove and Robert Buckland are arch EU supporters. It is the RDA/EU generated policies that are driving these develoments.

I see you have commented on this Bob but what about the three Wi-fi threads? Has Justin told you not to or something? He obviously supports you on the EU as you have not mentioned him along with his twin Robert Buckland.

Are the tories falling out? or just looking after their own interests and BFM is he partisan about one and not the other? Why is BFM not commenting on Wi-fi perhaps Grimwald will join TS and tell us?

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« Reply #62 on: April 07, 2010, 05:44:06 PM »
War stress to be discussed at April meetings in Swindon

The myths and realities of Gulf War Syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder will be examined in two workshops during April run by retired cognitive behavioural therapist and registered mental nurse Dick Hilling.

Dick, who was attached to the Army medical corps during the 1991 Gulf War, is running them to raise awareness of the conditions and to help sufferers and their families understand the issues.

Saturday 17 April, 9.45am to 4.30pm:  Post Trauma Stress/Shellshock Treatment and Support: Myth or Reality? Cost: £25.

Wednesday 21 April, 11am to 4pm: Gulf War Syndrome. Cost  £30.

Both events include a buffet lunch and take place at Basepoint Business Centre, Rivermead Drive, Westlea.

After expenses, money raised will go to the charity Learning for Life where Dick is a tutor, and also to help cover his costs of attending the Royal College of Nurses Conference where he will present an emergency resolution calling on the Ministry of Defence and all governments since the first Gulf War to recognise Gulf War Syndrome.   

To book a  place at the workshops or to contact Dick, call 01793 608781 or mail: info@l4lswindon.co.uk

Gulf war veterans: www.ngvfa.co.uk
Link to previous PTSD conferences: www.nrah.co.uk 

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« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2010, 02:13:43 PM »
Organisers of the Nationwide Swindon Half Marathon are hoping for bumper entries and fine weather after announcing that this year’s race will take place on Sunday, 10 October.

Last year more than 2,800 people took part in the three races and preparations are underway to exceed that total in 2010 with prize money on offer to the top-placed runners in the half marathon.
 
Organised by Swindon Borough Council’s Leisure Services Team and sponsored by Nationwide Building Society, The British Heart Foundation will again administer all event registrations, including on-the-day entries for the multi-terrain and fun run.

To take part call the registration line on 0800 169 3672. www.swindonhalfmarathon.co.uk

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« Reply #64 on: April 08, 2010, 02:15:37 PM »
Registration and access is free to a new directory of voluntary and community groups, created by Voluntary Action Swindon (VAS), called VOICE.

The directory allows people to search and locate voluntary and community groups in the town, with direct links to their sites. Organisations will be able to manage and update their details. Smaller groups without their own website will get an internet presence without going to the trouble and cost of having one created.

Sign your group up at www.vas-swindon.org.uk or call 538398.

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« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2010, 02:18:54 PM »
Three play parks in West Swindon have been given makeovers and will be relaunched from this Saturday. Be the first to try out the new kit.

The park refurbishments are funded by a £1.1 million government grant to Swindon Council, which is renewing 22 play areas across the borough, each having £50,000 worth of new equipment and landscaping spent on them to encourage children to get out and enjoy the fresh air.

Come along to the reopenings on:

Saturday 10 April, 12noon - The Chesters, Westlea;

Saturday 17 April, 10am - Nine Elms;

Saturday 17 April, 2pm - Bloomsbury Close, Freshbrook;

Wednesday 21 April, 3.30pm - Camden Close, Grange Park

Work on the larger play area on Shaw Ridge is to start in April.

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« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2010, 02:51:19 PM »
A couple of words in support of swindonlinkman.
Unlike the pravdatiser, he tells it like it is and doesn't portray government funded investments carried out by SBC as solely Swindon Council initiatives

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« Reply #67 on: April 09, 2010, 02:28:37 PM »
Saturday 10 April - The Nearly Naked Chef in Swindon. Celebrated broadcaster, raconteur, writer and cook Hardeep Singh Kohli combines comedy with inventive cuisine in a wonderfully funny, laid back evening's entertainment at the Swindon Arts Centre. Box office for tickets: 614837.

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« Reply #68 on: April 09, 2010, 04:44:15 PM »
The time for the play area opening given above is incorrect. Steve Wakefield will launch The Chesters play area in Westlea (close to the fire station) at 10am tomorrow, 10 April.

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« Reply #69 on: April 10, 2010, 04:18:22 PM »
After a long wait, the Swindon Torun twinning committee has set up a second trip to the town’s twin in Poland. Organiser Stan Pajak says, “the trip will be a wonderful opportunity to sample Polish culture amid the historic surroundings of Torun, the birth place of Copernicus, the home of Teutonic knights and a university of 30,000 students matched by a wonderful old town centre with shops and restaurants.

"Athletes can also take part in the Torun half and full marathon. We have six free places for Swindon runners and a reasonable charge for additional competitors. Could this be a revenge mission as Torun runner Krzysztof Bartkiewicz won last October’s Swindon Half Marathon?”

The trip takes place from Saturday 5 June to Wednesday 9 June. The cost is £110 for four nights bed and breakfast and coach travel to Bristol airport and transfer from Bydgoszcz airport to Torun. Tickets for the Ryanair flights must be bought individually. 

For details see www.swindontorun.org.uk/trip-06-2010/trip-to-torun or call Stan Pajak on 01793 642936.

Discover Torun in English at: www.torun.pl

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« Reply #70 on: April 10, 2010, 04:19:27 PM »
Images of sculptures not seen by the general public inside Isambard Community School in the gallery at www.swindonlink.com

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« Reply #71 on: April 10, 2010, 06:25:38 PM »
Have you been to the exhibition of Polish Culture and manymany other things at the Central Library.
It is worth a visit and I found parts of it very moving.
Bobby

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« Reply #72 on: April 11, 2010, 04:45:59 PM »
Havn't been told anything about it. Can you advise info and I'll add it to the what's on listing?
All sympathy to the people of Poland hearing of the tragedy to the centre of government.

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« Reply #73 on: April 20, 2010, 09:24:25 AM »
 Freshbrook Community Centre reopens for business.

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« Reply #74 on: April 20, 2010, 09:24:52 AM »
 Fancy a curry for charity at the Bombay Lounge in Peatmoor. Join the Mayor of Swindon on Wednesday 28 April.

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« Reply #75 on: April 20, 2010, 09:25:19 AM »
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« Reply #76 on: April 20, 2010, 09:26:00 AM »
Swindon Council's WiFi 'Digital City' project is a big, unnecessary mistake says Basil Jones article of Swindon based charity Stop Harming Our Children

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« Reply #77 on: April 20, 2010, 09:39:00 AM »
Hello Roger.

Out of interest, you article about WiFi requires some serious clarification and caution. Whilst I'm no fan of WiFi myself, the career and credibility of the views of Roger Coghill requires some scrutiny if you're going to quote him as an 'informed' source. Ben Goldacre has had some <ahem> interesting things to say about him...

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You will remember, two weeks ago now, we saw the Sunday Express claiming on its front page that an impressive government adviser called Dr Roger Coghill had performed a research study demonstrating that the Bridgend suicide cases all lived closer to a mobile phone mast than average. When I contacted Coghill it turned out he wasn’t really a government adviser, he had previously claimed that Aids was caused by power cables, he said the Express had made a mistake in calling him a doctor, he had lost the data, and he couldn’t even explain what he meant by “average”.


http://www.badscience.net/category/roger-coghill/

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Readers worried by the front page story on Mr Coghill’s inaccessible research may have visited his website  for more information. There they could buy his electromagnetic field protection equipment at competitive prices, and a £149 device called the Acousticom  for “finding out if your home is being exposed to microwaves from e.g. cellphone masts”, as well as several other interesting products, including a magnet that makes wine taste nicer, and the “Mood Maker” treatment for impotence at just £22.32 including VAT (“the small unit discreetly attaches to your underwear… the Mood Maker will gently and gradually increase circulation in the pelvic area”).


http://www.badscience.net/2008/06/roger-coghill-fails-the-aids-test/

oh, and if you want some more coffin nails...

http://skepticreport.com/sr/?p=554



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« Reply #78 on: April 20, 2010, 10:16:50 AM »
I recall reading the Goldacre expostulation. I shall pass on your comments to Basil who wrote the article. The site now has capacity for comment on articles. Are you inclined to post your view on this.

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« Reply #79 on: April 20, 2010, 10:32:25 AM »
Anybody know of Gordon Brown at Drove School today sometime?