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Services saved my dad

So often we hear terrible things about social services in the media. However I want to flag up some positive news about the South Shields team – one member in particular probably saved my father’s life this weekend.

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Real angels of the north

Real angels of the north

On November 13 I was taken in to South Tyneside Hospital with a minor stroke, and this is where I saw the real angels of the north – the staff and doctors of the stroke unit. Their dedication and professionalism was second to none.

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Listening to electorate

Listening to electorate

A new leader of Ukip has been elected to one of the hardest jobs in politics today.

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Help lonely at Christmas

Help lonely at Christmas

Christmas; it is a time for togetherness, festivity and fun; a time to spend with friends and family and a time to eat, drink and be merry.

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Let beards beat cancer

Let beards beat cancer

We’re calling on your readers to help us to harness the power of the beard to take on bowel cancer this Christmas.

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Canny Shields

Canny Shields

When I luk oot the winda’ reet across the miles o’ fields

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Queen’s posh council house

Queen’s posh council house

May I contradict Carol Oates over her remarks on the repairs to Buckingham Palace.

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Panto shows are not funny

Panto shows are not funny

As the festive season is almost upon us I feel that I must complain regarding the Pantomime. Being above average intelligence I really do not understand how adults and older children can laugh at such childish humour and men dressed as a horse or a cow.

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‘Cheap’ drug can save lives

‘Cheap’ drug can save lives

I read with great concern the news that thousands of women are missing out on cheap drugs that could prevent their breast cancer from spreading, when it becomes incurable, because it is unclear which health body should pay for them.

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Like having a loaded gun

Like having a loaded gun

In real life episodes on television of police chasing car thieves, the miscreants involved seem to treat the whole exploit as a gung-ho venture.

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Help combat loneliness

Help combat loneliness

A new survey by Independent Age, the older people’s charity, found more than one in three people aged 75 and over in Britain say that feelings of loneliness are out of their control, equivalent to more than 1.8million people, and almost one in four worry about how often they feel lonely.

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Shocked by hog cruelty

Shocked by hog cruelty

We were sickened to read about the hedgehog found impaled on a curtain pole (Shields Gazette, November 15) and struggle to see how this could have been accidental.

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Excellent care by staff

Excellent care by staff

In total contrast to the report that South Tyneside General Hospital (STGH) provides the worst stroke care in the country, my mother was given the best care each time when she suffered her strokes, the third of which was fatal.

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It’s crackers

It’s crackers

My granddaughter and I went to a local store and while there we bought some Christmas crackers.

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Why we must vote UKIP

Why we must vote UKIP

Having read the piece “Report says NHS access is fair after centre closed” (Gazette November 17), I felt compelled to respond.

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Repairs are ongoing job

Repairs are ongoing job

My husband and I have, fortunately or unfortunately, worked from leaving school (1970s) and have bought our home.

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Help save the life of a pet

Help save the life of a pet

Christmas is a critical time of year for vet charity PDSA.

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Scrap act at your peril

Scrap act at your peril

Readers may well have been surprised to see adverts from Amnesty International on billboards and in newspapers over recent weeks which highlight the role the Human Rights Act played in the Hillsborough inquest.

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Plea for used stamps

Plea for used stamps

I am appealing for used postage stamps which help me raise funds which I then donate to the Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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