Drivers’ last-minute lane change
I agree with N Adamson and his concern over city centre roadworks.
I encountered a similar problem, this time approaching the bridge from Riverside. We were in the lane for bridge traffic after leaving Riverside Tesco, driving slowly round the circle because the traffic appeared to be snarled up. We had no idea why, until we came upon a lane closure sign outside the taxi stance/railway entrance.
The lane for the bridge was closed at the pedestrian crossing and vehicles were having to cross over to the other lane on the goodwill of other drivers.
While I admire efforts to keep traffic moving during the Waterfront work, prior notice further along the road would be so much more helpful. J. Black, Dundee.
Great day despite score
I headed through to Murrayfield, in Edinburgh, at the weekend in the hope of seeing Scotland gain at least one victory in the Six Nations tournament.
It wasn’t to be, however, as the home team were easily defeated by Ireland.
What was a success, however, was the great atmosphere, with not one bit of bother to be seen. It is remarkable, given the crowds that attend. Which is why, despite recent scorelines, I’ll still keep going back. J. M., Dundee.
Jolie’s a true role model
I really admire actress Angelina Jolie’s courage in her battle to remain free of cancer.
Her mother, grandmother and aunt all died young due to this dreadful disease.
Having already had a mastectomy two years ago, the actress has now also had her ovaries removed and gone public to try to help others who face this very difficult decision.
Now there’s a true role model. K. M., Dundee.
It’s a cultural coup for city
I would like to thank those who made possible the Roman exhibition currently being run at The McManus.
In this day and age, when we seem to have to put our hands in our pockets for just about everything, I really marvel at the fact that these wonderful artefacts can be viewed for free.
It’s a brilliant way to help us connect with history and really brings it to life.
For those who haven’t visited yet, I would urge you to do so. You won’t be disappointed. History Buff.
Unreliable bus service just isn’t good enough
Once again the number 32 bus has failed to turn up.
When I went to the stop in Crichton Street, Dundee, on Friday at 13.55, it stated on the screen that the 32 was due to leave the town for Fintry at 14.03. It failed to turn up and was removed from the screen.
A number 33 arrived and the driver simply stated that the 32 “hadn’t come round yet”. This bus then sat for 10 minutes before driving off. We then had to wait 17 minutes before a 32A turned up.
This bus route must be the worst in the town. Every week there are times when the 32 just seems to “disappear”. People rely on these buses turning up on time for work, appointments and so on. It’s just not good enough. Disgruntled Bus User, Fintry.
* A spokeswoman for National Express Dundee said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are in the process of taking a close look at the reliability of our services in the Fintry area and we are meeting with local people in order to find a solution.”
Two-tier NHS would help our ailing system
I am really bewildered by the extravagant claims of the SNP, who proclaim record health spending of over £12 billion to be their target.
Yet, if you try to make an appointment to see a doctor, it can be two weeks before one is available.This delay has to be detrimental to health, surely?
Why doesn’t the government look at producing two National Health Services? One in which people can pay say up to £25 to be seen right away, while the ‘free’ NHS would then receive the capital to help improve this service for the rest of us. The taxpayer would thereby be relieved of some of the burden, and we’d all hopefully be seen quicker than at present. J. I. Matthew.