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Your Say

TRAGEDY: Death in the church

With reference to your correspondent NK Lakey of Corbridge, (News Guardian, October 26), the boy killed in Cullercoats was my cousin, Denis Thomson Armstrong.

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PROM: Keep up maintenance

PROM: Keep up maintenance

I have just cycled along the new prom on Whitley Bay seafront and would like to say what a great job by all involved.

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PROJECTS: Put horse before cart

PROJECTS: Put horse before cart

This country has had a housing shortage for years and to be on target building should have started 25 years ago.

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METRO: Loan is not the answer

METRO: Loan is not the answer

Our Metro trains are breaking down on a regular basis because they are nearly 40 years old.

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HELP: Kindness of a stranger

HELP: Kindness of a stranger

After finishing my stint at Wilko, Killingworth, helping to raise money for Guide Dogs, my guide dog and I, with a puppy walker friend and her five-month-old pup, were making our way to her car when a tremendous gust of wind caught me, turned me around and deposited me on the road, amazingly still on my feet.

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PLAN: Not a winner with locals

PLAN: Not a winner with locals

Those of us who have been campaigning against Labour’s Local Plan were taken aback to see that very plan nominated for a Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) award.

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TREES: A sense of injustice

TREES: A sense of injustice

I never get a news story that makes me angry unless I believe there has been an injustice. One of those cases is your tree council court action report, (News Guardian, September 28).

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TURBINES: Not the right location

TURBINES: Not the right location

Dr David Golding celebrates the installation of the Blyth Offshore Wind Farm, saying we should all welcome it (News Guardian, October 19).

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EVENT: Star-gazing success

EVENT: Star-gazing success

I would like to thank all those who made the star-gazing event possible on October 13.

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FALL: Tackle the trip hazard

FALL: Tackle the trip hazard

While walking back to my cousin’s house along Monkseaton Drive, I tripped on the uneven pavement and went flying, falling full length, grazing my hands and putting my teeth through my bottom lip.

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HOSPITAL: Resources are needed

HOSPITAL: Resources are needed

The decision to move cardiac patients from North Tyneside General Hospital has been sold to us as a rationalisation of resources within the local hospital grouping.

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COMPARISONS: Setting is not inferior

COMPARISONS: Setting is not inferior

You published letters from Mrs Wade of Whitley Bay, Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn and Vicki Gilbert, chairman of the transport users’ volunteer group, and their contributions should be noted (News Guardian, September 28).

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DEVELOPMENT: Heart gone out of town

DEVELOPMENT: Heart gone out of town

I totally agree with Mrs Wade about South Shields, (News Guardian, September 28). It must certainly have spent its money wisely.

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BOMBING: Remember loss of life

BOMBING: Remember loss of life

I write with reference to your article about the bombed Methodist Church in Cullercoats in 1942, (News Guardian, September 28).

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CARE: Team was amazing

CARE: Team was amazing

What an amazing team attended to my husband in the last weeks of his life at home.

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BATTERY: We are not anti-cyclist

BATTERY: We are not anti-cyclist

There seems to be a misunderstanding among some people regarding the campaign to stop plans to build a cycle hub and leisure outlet at the Spanish Battery in Tynemouth.

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ENERGY: Stalling on tidal power

ENERGY: Stalling on tidal power

Your letters included an enlightened contribution by Lily Brenman about the necessity of the UK to use the almost limitless resource of the seas to produce electricity.

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ENERGY: Efficient and economic

ENERGY: Efficient and economic

Lily Brennan states that wind power is inefficient and that tidal power is easily available, (News Guardian, September 21).

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TURBINES: Location is a mistake

TURBINES: Location is a mistake

It’s wonderful news for the long-awaited, partial completion of work to restore Whitley Bay promenade, an area we are all so proud of.

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TURBINES: Wind power is welcome

TURBINES: Wind power is welcome

I’m celebrating the installation of the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm off our coast, which has a new type of foundation structure manufactured in the Neptune dry dock on the Tyne.

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