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BUSES: Bill ignores concerns

I would like to draw readers’ attention to one of the last acts of Theresa May’s government before calling an election, namely the passing of the Bus Services Bill.

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The signed Roscoe Chenier brochure, from the Fish Quay Festival.

Sharing happy memories of the terrific Fish Quay Festivals

It was very good to read the information in Looking Back On the Fish Quay Festival Posters, on display at North Shields Library. What memories they bring back.

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NHS: Don’t duck the crisis

NHS: Don’t duck the crisis

With the General Election looming, politicians from all parties must not duck the crisis in our NHS or allow it to be pushed to the margins by the focus on Brexit.

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ADVERTISING: Legal and justifiable

ADVERTISING: Legal and justifiable

The criticism that the advertising wrap from the Conservative Party has attracted is understandable, if perhaps a little unfair.

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MAYOR: A layer of bureaucracy

MAYOR: A layer of bureaucracy

Could someone please explain what the Elected Mayor actually does that the old-style mayor did not?

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BEACH: Dangerous to visitors

BEACH: Dangerous to visitors

Well, the Whitley Bay beach saga continues.

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ADVERTISING: EDITOR’S RESPONSE

ADVERTISING: EDITOR’S RESPONSE

Elections are a fundamental part of our democracy and the opportunity for parties and candidates to advertise their political messages is both lawful and central to this process.

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ADVERTISING: No good for democracy

ADVERTISING: No good for democracy

It will have been a shock to many people to pick up their News Guardian and find it covered in a four-page wraparound from the Conservative Party.

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ADVERTISING: Headline has most impact

ADVERTISING: Headline has most impact

I was one of those surprised by the wraparound last week’s News Guardian, and I was somewhat reassured to read the explanation o​n page ​​5. I was pleased to read the article on page 16​ on fake news.

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CARERS: Making a difference

CARERS: Making a difference

Some 6.5 million people in the UK care unpaid for a disabled, older or ill family member or friend.

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SCAMS: Protecting customers

SCAMS: Protecting customers

I am writing to let readers know about another initiative that Royal Mail has launched to protect consumers from scam mail.

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EMISSIONS: Tackle the pollution

EMISSIONS: Tackle the pollution

There has been increasing publicity telling us of the menaces within the exhaust gas from motor vehicle engines and what governments are doing to combat such.

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HOTEL: Most boring building

HOTEL: Most boring building

What on earth were North Tyneside planning authorities thinking when they approved the Premier Inn hotel on Whitley Bay’s seafront?

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NURSING: Too many struggling

NURSING: Too many struggling

When the government gave nursing staff another real-terms pay cut this month, the Royal College of Nursing decided to ask all 270,000 of its members working in the NHS how they want to respond.

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TREE: Get to roots of problem

TREE: Get to roots of problem

Oh no, not another one.

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TRAFFIC: Road block a good idea

TRAFFIC: Road block a good idea

We understand that efforts are being made to make Cullercoats Harbour Day, on Saturday, July 1, a traffic-free day.

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ELECTIONS: No sign of candidates

ELECTIONS: No sign of candidates

Now that Theresa May has done another ‘U-turn’ and decided that the nation does, in fact, need a general election, I will once again be answering questions from my two young children on the issues being presented by the media – the usual over the last few years being Brexit, immigration, continuing austerity cuts to social care and welfare reform, etc.

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CEREMONY: A poignant tribute

CEREMONY: A poignant tribute

A letter to your newspaper informed me of a World War II RAF commemoration on April 8, near Tavistock, Devon.

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EYESORE: Work is still to be done

EYESORE: Work is still to be done

It was interesting to read that work has started to transform an eyesore on the Fish Quay into homes and shops, with Mayor Norma Redfern saying she is delighted that work is under way, (News Guardian, April 6).

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PARKING: Give and take needed

PARKING: Give and take needed

I read Jean McLaughlin’s letter on parking, (News Guardian, April 13).

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