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We voted to leave the EU

A lot of our MPs need to remember who put them in to Parliament.

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Help protect teenagers

Help protect teenagers

In the first 24 hours of Barnardo’s campaign calling on the Government to introduce compulsory age appropriate sex and relationship education (SRE) for all children in England, more than 700 people have contacted over half the country’s MPs.

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Vote for your charity hero

Vote for your charity hero

We are searching for those unsung heroes in the community who go above and beyond what is expected of them to help support people with diabetes.

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Knit to help animal care

Knit to help animal care

I am writing to ask readers who enjoy knitting to support SPANA’s Big Knit for Vet Kit fundraising campaign this January and February.

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Dumped items aren’t wasted

Dumped items aren’t wasted

As I was walking to my car in the Customs House car park on Friday January 13, I passed the two recycling bins, solely for books and electronic items. But the pavement had items of clothing strewn around, and there were several full bags of clothing, leaning up against the back of the bins. All the clothing was soaking wet, and one bag had split open.

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Take moral high ground

Take moral high ground

The Prime Minister has, this week, talked about us taking ‘responsibility for others’ which I heartily support.

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Feeling future slipping away

Feeling future slipping away

The Prime Minister’s pledge to implement new measures to improve mental health services for young people couldn’t be more timely.

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Green bins in a ‘fine mess’

Green bins in a ‘fine mess’

In South Tyneside, where I reside, there’s an ongoing hoo-ha over green bins.

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In praise of our politician

In praise of our politician

I know lots of people cannot be bothered with politics and religion as they find the subjects boring.

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Warning over online ‘lifts’

Warning over online ‘lifts’

In light of Operation Sanctuary I wish to bring it to your attention members of the public, via Facebook, illegally offering ‘lifts’ in exchange for money.

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Vinyl’s back in fashion

Vinyl’s back in fashion

Recently read an article saying vinyl album sales reached a 25 year high in 2016 and why not? Wouldn’t swap my vinyl collection that I’ve built up over the years when visiting the town’s market and charity shops for all the brown ale in Newcastle.

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Tough walk, good cause

Tough walk, good cause

What are you doing on Saturday, July 15? Nothing then why not join us for one of the most rewarding walks you will ever do – but it is not for the faint hearted!

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All services have a cost

All services have a cost

Neil Blackbird Sims comments in Tuesday’s Gazette are typical of a small minority of people who think it clever resorting to ridiculing all those who have different opinions to his.

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Star played fame game

Star played fame game

Still can’t get over Terry Christie’s gushing appraisal of the late Zsa Zsa Gabor (January 4), who as he put it ‘was one of the great international actresses for many decades not to mention appearing on The Tonight Show, Juke Box Jury and The Eamonn Andrews show etc. (Who didn’t). But as I have said before ‘The woman was more famous for her personal life than her undistinguished screen roles, having been married at least eight times once saying “Husbands are like fires, they go out unattended.”

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Bin charge won’t work

Bin charge won’t work

In an earlier edition of the Gazette. Councillor Moira Smith states and I quote “Let me be clear, there is no obligation to sign up to the green waste service”. Yes the majority of residents have grasped that! What she fails to mention is that residents who have already signed up believing it was obligatory, or have since changed their minds have 14 working days from date of payment to cancel the service and will receive a full refund.

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Anxious for us to sign up

Anxious for us to sign up

In an earlier edition of the Gazette, Councillor Moira Smith states and I quote “Let me be clear, there is no obligation to sign up to the green waste service”.

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Council tax cash wasted

Council tax cash wasted

Peter Rochford makes a very valid point in his recent letter, and is spot on with his calculation regarding “savings”.

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Government cuts too deep

Government cuts too deep

I just hope everyone took some time out to read John Whalley’s letter in the Echo on Monday, January 2 .

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Future is not that bleak

Future is not that bleak

Richard Beck’s rather long tirade against the future prosperity of this country proves beyond doubt that Labour is good at conjuring worlds of their own imagining from the raw firmament and creating a false reality.

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