Here are some of the comments you have made about our stories on our social media channels.

The controversy around the government not providing free school meals over the half term got you going, with South Wilts MP Dr Andrew Murrison among those catching some flack. You said:

Kim Clifford: Shame he couldn’t support the children of families in hardship - wonder what he’ll be eating over Christmas?

Anne M Hinton: Shame on you Dr Andrew Murrison for voting against helping to feed the children. You won’t be getting my vote next time. To think that your food in parliament is subsidised, I believe £400 a month doesn’t make sense. Thankfully the rest of the country is pulling together, restaurants, supermarkets, cafes and people donating what they can, who have also struggled during Covid, but are so generous.

Donna Hall: MPs daily expenses... Wonder if they’ll give up their expenses in light of recent voting?

Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan also came under fire after we reported that she has welcomed a £3 million injection of funds for Wiltshire Council to help cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes an extra £3 million of un-ringfenced funding directly to Wiltshire Council, which takes the total additional Covid-19 funding for Wiltshire Council to an astounding £34 million. You said:

Clare Cape: Maybe she’ll have better luck at persuading Wiltshire Council to step up where the government have opted out of providing free school meals to those that need them during the hols.

Keith Larkworthy: Maybe she’ll use her recent £3,000 pay rise to help out the kids in poverty who are struggling that she voted against helping last week?

Emma Jane: She’ll no doubt use it for her own benefit......or more bloody leaflets to shove through everyone’s letterbox.

Tributes have been paid to the police officer who was poisoned in the Salisbury Novichok attack and almost died, following his decision to leave the Wiltshire force. Det Sgt Nick Bailey was among the officers who responded to the poisonings in 2018 and fell ill after coming into contact with the nerve agent. You said:

Dennis Nellany: Is it post traumatic stress has forced him out ? He must be fit to run half marathons so hopefully he will beat his demons and find peace as a civilian . Thanks so much Sgt you’re a brave guy.

After we reported that a racism row has broken out in a Wiltshire village after teenagers were refused the chance to use a telephone box for a Black Lives Matter display, comments have continued to come in. Urchfont Parish Council was asked by a group of young people, upset by the death of George Floyd in America, if they could use the phone box to create a historical information point. You said:

Marshall Opfer-bullus: The thing to remember is that racism in the States is different in scale to the racism that unfortunately happens here in England. Over there the racism is vicious and violent and just plain nasty in a way that we English just don’t understand. For example when was the last time you heard of a burning cross or a lynching in an English village? When did you last hear an English person use the “n” word without getting reprimanded almost immediately by someone. I’m not saying that we don’t have racism here but I am saying that we here have a better handle on the problem than the US does. The kids that planned the BLM display should be commended