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Letter of the week: South Shields dog owners need to do the decent thing - and so do the shops

I hope the person who let their dog mess outside the entrance to Mowbray Road Park in South Shields, May 5, without clearing it up, some time in the future slips on someone else's dog’s mess and lands flat on their back.

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Sunderland just are not meant to be successful, says our letter writer.

Letter of the week: Even Barcelona's boss and his squad could not make Sunderland successful

Now that the inevitable has happened, perhaps it is time to realise, as have I, that Sunderland Football Club is not meant to be successful.

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Rafa Benitez could teach South Tyneside youngsters a thing or two, claims our writer.

Letter of the week: Rafa Benitez can teach South Tyneside youngsters lessons about more than just football

I bet many of you didn’t know that Rafa Benitez was a keen chess player.

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Our writer believes South Shields's pavements need more protection from gentlemen such as these in our flashback picture from the town's Redwell Lane.

Letter of the week: Council is failing to keep South Shields's pavements up to standard

As a person who was born and bred in South Shields, I have often criticised the slow demise of the town, especially the town centre, which is the domain of the council.

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Our letter writer was not impressed by his recent visit to Middlefields waste tip.

Letter of the week: Queues at South Shields waste tip may only encourage fly-tipping

I am lucky enough to own a car.

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Encourage hedgehogs into our gardens

Encourage hedgehogs into our gardens

A recent article in the paper advised readers to take precautions against slugs and snails in the garden without highlighting the fact that many deterrents such as slug pellets are harmful, sometimes fatally, to both wild and domestic animals.

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Political correctness minefield of labels

Political correctness minefield of labels

David Moyes was being vilified recently for making a jovial remark to a young reporter who by the sound of her laughter accepted Moyes banter for what it was, a playful attempt to bring informality to the interviewer – interviewee relationship.

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Haven Point.

Letter of the week: Older people don't seem welcome at Haven Point leisure centre

I attend fitness classes twice a week at Haven Point.

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Raise awareness on Parkinsons

Raise awareness on Parkinsons

Thanks to research and modern technology, we live in an era when medical breakthroughs are producing results that truly transform people’s lives.

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Fears for war looming over Syria

Fears for war looming over Syria

Am I the only person that is deeply troubled by what is happening in Syria?

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The Keppel Street Post Office is on the move to King Street. But, asks our writer, for how long?

Letter of the week: Should we be bothered by 'unnecessarily disruptive' South Shields master plan?

So the post office in Keppel Street, South Shields, will soon move to King Street to make way for a grand transport interchange.

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Whitburn Academy principal Alan Hardie. The school has asked parents to donate 10 a month to combat government cuts.

Letter of the week: Cash-strapped Whitburn Academy is still an exceptional school

Whitburn Academy is an exceptional school.

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Your TV licence is good value for money, says our writer.

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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