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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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It’s principle of charging

It’s principle of charging

It isn’t the money, it is the principle regarding the new garden waste charge.

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Football in  war years

Football in war years

I am currently working on a book about footballers in the First World War and would like to make contact with descendants, relatives and friends of Willis Walker, who was born in Gosforth and signed for Leeds City in May 1914 from Doncaster Rovers and signed for South Shields in October 1919.

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Help us win shop support

Help us win shop support

Nobody thinks cancer will happen to their child. Until it does. When cancer strikes it affects more than just a young person’s health. A cancer diagnosis shatters families emotionally and physically, separating them for treatment at specialist hospitals which are often far from home, leading to extra expenses that can force them into debt.

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Overdue for reform

Overdue for reform

As the new year begins we are straight into what will be the topic of the year, Brexit, with the sudden resignation of our envoy to the EU, Sir Ivan Rodgers.

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How times have changed

How times have changed

I was asked the other day if I’d watched Ethel and Ernest, the animated drama based on Raymond Briggs novel telling the story of his own parents who met in 1928 as it had been a TV treat.

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Strange way to save

Strange way to save

Surprise surprise, ​South Tyneside Council has extended the cut​-off date for us to make “savings”, wow wee.

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Our staff are fantastic

There have been a number of articles recently, highlighting the shortcomings of South Tyneside General Hospital when it comes to stroke care.

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Only one way to stop chaos

Only one way to stop chaos

I watched a documentary years ago and the topic was the car.

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