LEADER, July 12 2019

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Betrayed by the BBC?

Reporter Aimee Spence took to the streets recently to find out what the people of Campbeltown think about the BBC’s plan to scrap free TV licences for those aged 75 and over.

The results were hardly surprising – near universal condemnation from those interviewed. They join people from across the UK, including MPs and many famous faces, who are campaigning to stop the move.

Surely those lucky enough to reach their senior years, having paid taxes all their working lives, deserve to enjoy their favourite shows for free?

For some, it may be their only source of entertainment and the notion of taking that away is unacceptable.

Nuisance seagulls

Since last week’s letter about seagulls swooping on seaside diners in Campbeltown was published, the Courier has received two further letters about the nuisance birds.

While some reports may seem comical or trivial, it is no laughing matter when the birds begin to injure people, like one correspondent in this week’s letters pages.

Some towns are being plagued by seagulls and we must act now to stop the same thing happening to Campbeltown.