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LITTER: Something must be done in Whitley Bay

I am growing increasingly concerned about the levels of rubbish being left at the Co-op and Kwikfit car parks near the Spanish City, which inevitably leads up to the surrounding residential streets.

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ST MARY’S LIGHTHOUSE: Requests must be tackled

ST MARY’S LIGHTHOUSE: Requests must be tackled

The proposed restoration and improvement of St Mary’s Lighthouse and former Keeper’s Cottage is welcomed by North Tyneside Borough Green Party and we support the Heritage Lottery Bid for £2.1million for the project.

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TUNNEL: Still waiting for opening

TUNNEL: Still waiting for opening

The Tyne Pedestrian Tunnel was closed in May 2013 to allow for refurbishment at a predicted cost of £6.9million.

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SHOW: Marvellous displays

SHOW: Marvellous displays

With my ward colleague Coun Pam McIntyre, I went to the annual Flower, Vegetable and Handicraft Show in Earsdon Community Centre.

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FISHING: It must be sustainable

FISHING: It must be sustainable

I have seen news on North Sea cod stocks returning to an alleged sustainable level, in spite of the increasing pollution of our seas, dominated by careless disposal of plastics.

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DRIVING: Follow laws of the road

DRIVING: Follow laws of the road

Drivers, when was the last time you studied the Highway Code?

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DISPLAYS: Fine effort in austerity

DISPLAYS: Fine effort in austerity

I would like to comment on the quality, quantity and variety of flora the council has achieved in Beech Grove this year.

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PLAN: Necessary to limit risk

PLAN: Necessary to limit risk

A letter from Sean Brockbank, Conservative candidate, regarding the Local Plan, questions councillors’ ability to represent residents, (News Guardian, August 10).

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ERROR: It’s a village, not a town

ERROR: It’s a village, not a town

In your article ‘Battery campaign notches up a gear’ (News Guardian, August 3), you write that plans for the Spanish Battery at Tynemouth “would spoil one of the town’s last peaceful places”.

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TAX: Just pay a fair share

TAX: Just pay a fair share

Unlike some people (government opposition), I don’t want the rich to pay more taxes than most. I want them to pay their fair share.

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PLANS: Unsuitable for this area

PLANS: Unsuitable for this area

A neighbour’s son tells me cheerfully that Tynemouth is now the place for weekend drinking. His mates come from Newcastle, South Shields, Gateshead, and one even treks from Guisborough.

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INQUIRY: Decision was courageous

INQUIRY: Decision was courageous

I take exception to the comments by MP Alan Campbell in his Window on Westminster article, (News Guardian, July 27).

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PLAN: Listen to the residents

PLAN: Listen to the residents

On Thursday, July 20, Labour councillors in North Tyneside voted to approve the Local Plan, which will see 3,000 homes built between Murton and Monkseaton.

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HOUSING: Different rules apply

HOUSING: Different rules apply

As a private home provider, I was very interested in your article ‘Tenants leave council £2.5m repair bill’ (News Guardian, July 20).

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CULTURE: The brave new world?

CULTURE: The brave new world?

Great to see La Riviera opening, another highly individual venue, as part of Cullercoats’ new café culture.

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FESTIVAL: Much to be proud of

FESTIVAL: Much to be proud of

North Tyneside was blessed with excellent weather after an indifferent start to the week for the annual Mouth of the Tyne Festival, which is now firmly in the summer calendar of events for the area.

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METRO: Trains need replacing

METRO: Trains need replacing

Last week we learned of a further delay to funding new carriages for our Metro, so campaigners at the Tyne & Wear Public Transport Users Group (T&WPTUG) have done some investigating, given that the Nexus bid for the new trains was made in 2016, nearly a year ago.

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PLANTERS: Put the tubs to good use

PLANTERS: Put the tubs to good use

I drove along the sea front from the Briardene to Tynemouth Village and along the route my wife counted 29 large, square, black planters dotted along the coast path.

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HOUSING: Scheme out of keeping

HOUSING: Scheme out of keeping

I take issue with the response of Places For People to concerns about new housing opposite Marine Park Primary School, (News Guardian, June 29).

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SMOKING: Law needed and wanted

SMOKING: Law needed and wanted

Ten years ago one of the most important and popular pieces of public health legislation in a generation was introduced – the smoke-free law.

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