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TV's Holby City has licence to employ more staff than real hospitals

So the TV licence is to increase by £1.50 to £147?

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Council chiefs are being urged to come clean over how much digital signs on the A194 will cost.

Councillors should come clean on cost of signs

South Tyneside Council claim they’re “open, honest and accountable” but this couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to how they manage our money.

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Check your political history

Check your political history

Jonathan Arnott, UKIP, really should read up on some political history before getting on his high horse and seeming to threaten the House of Lords over democratic decisions not yet reached.

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Help us to make Sunderland’s City of Culture bid successful

Help us to make Sunderland’s City of Culture bid successful

Success in the City of Culture Bid for 2021, to be announced later this year, would give Sunderland a great opportunity to put itself firmly on the cultural map regionally, nationally and beyond.

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Good and bad in all of us

Good and bad in all of us

I was shocked to read once again that reports to the police about racism have risen.

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Ken Loach is a truly caring man

Ken Loach is a truly caring man

The film director Ken Loach, creator of I Daniel Blake is a wonderful caring man.

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Unaccompanied children need our help

Unaccompanied children need our help

Please call on your MP to do more for unaccompanied children in Europe.

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Trump may visit Wembley

Trump may visit Wembley

So following my letter ‘Trump visit will go ahead (February 14) of John Bercow, speaker of the House rightly or wrongly banning the guy from addressing MPs and peers in the historic Westminster hall, apparently someone from the White House reacted by saying “President Trump never asked to address Parliament in the first place”.

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Government should be ashamed

Government should be ashamed

I would love to hear what our Tory councillors have to say about Theresa May using taxpayers’ money to halt the referendum on council tax increases to fund social care in the wealthy county of Surrey.

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Great times at Frankie’s Ritz Cafe

Great times at Frankie’s Ritz Cafe

I read with sadness of the passing of Les Frankie.

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Sport scrabble is game for a laugh

Sport scrabble is game for a laugh

I enjoy the odd game of Scrabble but no way would I call it a sport but a guy who became Scrabble World Champion last September, after coming off six months of training and dieting, thinks the board game should be saying “It has all the mental requirements of a traditional sport, the strategic involvement in say, snooker or bowls and if you are not physically fit your concentration will suffer”.

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House of Lords must approve Brexit Bill

House of Lords must approve Brexit Bill

On February 8, MPs in the House of Commons passed the Brexit Bill.

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Support RAF Benevolent Fund lunch

Support RAF Benevolent Fund lunch

I am always humbled when I hear stories about the men and women of the Royal Air Force and the sacrifices they have made.

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Help support our veterans

Help support our veterans

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), the armed forces charity, has been providing vital support for our troops, veterans and their families for 131 years.

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Respect due

Respect due

While I agree we should all contribute to each others’ care I do not think it should be left to individual councils to deal with it. Funding should be coming from Central Government as part of the NHS budget.

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Smart meters clarify increased fuel costs

Smart meters clarify increased fuel costs

At their behest I had a smart meter fitted.

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Trump visit will go ahead

Trump visit will go ahead

Seems like just the other day Theresa May had a cosy rendezvous with Donald Trump, but was our PM rash inviting the President on a state visit in such a dash, placing the Queen in an awkward position, for he’d hoped to be given the honour of addressing Tory MPs and peers not to mention the opposition?

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Lords must approve Brexit Bill

Lords must approve Brexit Bill

On February 8, MPs in the House of Commons passed the Brexit Bill.

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Government should fund adult care

Government should fund adult care

While I agree we should all contribute to each others’ care I do not think it should be left to individual councils to deal with it.

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Cheers to the New Crown pub

Cheers to the New Crown pub

So after reports in the Gazette of a Grotty pub, the owners of the unique Marsden Grotto pub in South Shields (closed until further notice) took heed of the council, who had ordered them to clean up the unattractive mess outside on the pub’s patio blaming grotty weather and a break-in by vandals, but methinks if they had kept a better eye on things over the past month or so perhaps they wouldn’t have had such a bad press!

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