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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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BUSES: Grateful for our services

BUSES: Grateful for our services

I notice AM Johnson has chosen to comment on local bus services (News Guardian, June 20).

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FALL: Kindness appreciated

FALL: Kindness appreciated

Thank you to the very kind people who helped me when I fell at the junction of Monkseaton Drive and Claremont Gardens, Whitley Bay, on Friday, June 16.

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RECYCLING: Is council doing its bit?

RECYCLING: Is council doing its bit?

I’ve just received a council newsletter entitled Our North Tyneside, explaining how our waste is recycled and processed.

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RNLI: A great time had by all

RNLI: A great time had by all

The sun came out and so did the crowds at Cullerocats Harbour Day.

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HELP: So many good people

HELP: So many good people

I would like to give a big thank-you to the staff at Morrison’s Whitley Bay for helping my mother on Saturday, June 24, after she took unwell and had a fall.

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SOCIETY: Concerned at mind-set

SOCIETY: Concerned at mind-set

I feel that your correspondence regarding litter tells us much about modern society.

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LITTER: Become part of solution

LITTER: Become part of solution

A big thank-you to the letter writers (News Guardian, June 22). Hopefully, readers agree that we should all take our litter home, then go one step further and recycle what we can.

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RNLI: Respect the dedication

RNLI: Respect the dedication

I would like to congratulate Cullercoats RNLI on raising the terrific sum of £12,181 on Harbour Day on July 1.

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