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NHS: Plans are unworkable

A BMA investigation into the cost of funding Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) paints a worrying picture, with at least £9.5bn needed in capital funding across the country to deliver them.

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FOUNTAIN: Explaining application

FOUNTAIN: Explaining application

I write in response to the letter from B Tunnard seeking clarification about why planning applications are being made for works that are under way on the Northern Promenade in Whitley Bay, (News Guardian, February 9).

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DOGS: Relax and be tolerant

DOGS: Relax and be tolerant

I feel compelled to write after reading the ‘for and against’ arguments regarding dogs in North Tyneside, particularly after the letter which claimed that “people come first”, (News Guardian, January 26).

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CEMETERY: No space for mourners

CEMETERY: No space for mourners

My family recently attended Whitley Bay Crematorium for the interment of a family member aged 44, which was especially sad. There were six mourners arriving in two cars.

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REFERENDUM: No evidence of figures

REFERENDUM: No evidence of figures

Whatever the policy of the Labour Party may be on Brexit and the future of the UK, the letter from Jean McLaughlin (News Guardian, February 2), must be challenged on the facts of the referendum.

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CLEANING: Concerned about cuts

CLEANING: Concerned about cuts

I would like to thank Samantha Dand, environmental services, for her offer for me to get in touch so that she could give a more detailed explanation of operations relating to street cleaning, (News Guardian, January 19).

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DOGS: It’s law to control pets

DOGS: It’s law to control pets

I write further to the letter from Steven Coates about dogs, (News Guardian, January 5).

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LITTER: A national problem

LITTER: A national problem

I completely agree with Mr Hall in his views about litter, (News Guardian, February 2).

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LITTER: Apt task for offenders

LITTER: Apt task for offenders

While I fully support the views of Messrs Hall and White regarding litter, especially canine excrement, which infests our streets, and the cyclists who illegally ride on pavements, I would caution anyone who picks up litter – there are very nasty articles and substances on the pavements.

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BREXIT: We need the EU workers

BREXIT: We need the EU workers

As a member of the working classes, I would like to spell out why I and many others of Alan Campbell’s constituents did not vote for Brexit.

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CATS: Please be considerate

CATS: Please be considerate

Some cat owners seem to think it’s acceptable to allow their pets to roam free and cause havoc to the surrounding area, not only ruining their neighbours’ gardens by using them as toilets, but also killing the local birdlife.

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REUNION: Still friends to locate

REUNION: Still friends to locate

I am organising a reunion for pupils who attended Preston High School between 1968 and 1973, but all pupils who attended the school are welcome.

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CHARGES: Let’s work together

CHARGES: Let’s work together

The parking charge reduction at Tynemouth Station is to be welcomed after a hard fought campaign by both residents and political campaigners alike.

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FOUNTAIN: Is scheme premature?

FOUNTAIN: Is scheme premature?

Work is currently taking place on Whitley Bay north promenade, adjacent to the drinking fountain.

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POLITICS: Policy clear as treacle

POLITICS: Policy clear as treacle

I was furious when I read what Alan Campbell had written in his Window on Westminster column, (News Guardian, January 12).

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DEFENCES: Works must be robust

DEFENCES: Works must be robust

I have submitted letters related to the climate change issue and our continuing use of carbon-based fuels.

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DANGERS: Watch out on your walks

DANGERS: Watch out on your walks

When visiting friends and relations south of the Watford Gap and asked (still) the question ‘why did you move up there?’, a faraway look always comes to me and I begin (again) to extol the virtues of the wondrous North East.

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An example of the increase in litter in the area.

LITTER: We all must do our bit

I walk a dog twice a week and have noticed a great increase in litter in our area.

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SCOUTS: Grateful for bag packs

SCOUTS: Grateful for bag packs

On behalf of the 6th Whitley Bay Scout group, I would like to thank Morrisons Supermarket, Hillheads, for allowing us and other groups in Whitley Bay District Scouts to hold bag packs in its store over the Christmas and New Year period.

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PLAQUE: Honouring casualties

PLAQUE: Honouring casualties

While reading Kay Hardy’s letter (News Guardian, January 12), it was brought to my attention by one of my YMCA North Tyneside colleagues, Colin Raistrick, that we have a plaque hanging in one of our offices that commemorates those who were killed in conflicts from the Second World War to date.

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