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Letter of the week: South Shields pavements are for pedestrians - not vehicles

I originally wrote a letter to the Gazette on November 14, 2015, on this same article, of cars indiscriminately parking on pavements.

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Obesity is a national crisis, says Dr George Rae.

Obesity is a national health crisis which won’t go away

The publication of NHS Digital’s obesity statistics highlights the enormous scale of the problem we face with an increase of 18% in obesity-related hospital admissions in the last year.

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Will a returnable bottle scheme return?

Shields Gazette Letter of the week: Do our politicians have 'bottle' to return returnable scheme?

What a great idea to introduce a bottle return system.

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Our letter writer wonders why road repairs leave surfaces looking like patchwork quilts.

Letter of the week: 'Why do our resurfaced roads look like patchwork quilts?'

So money has been allocated to fix the potholes in our roads caused by the bad weather.

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Sunderland fans leave the stadium during the 2-0 defeat.

Letter of the week: 'I'm sick of same old rubbish spouted by Sunderland has beens and never beens'

Another bad day on Saturday followed by the latest load of bull from so-called stars about how we can still stay up, work harder etc.
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South Tyneside District Hospital.

Letter of the week: 'We are lucky to have the NHS here on South Tyneside'

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the North East Ambulance Service and South Tyneside Hospital for caring for me during my recent period of ill health.

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South Tyneside District Hospital.

Letter of the week: 'Why can't we train more of our own nurses?'

Reading you article “Health Chiefs look to hire Filipino Nurses” at the weekend I could only feel the utmost dismay.

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Campaigners protesting against changes to services at South Tyneside Hospital.

Letter of the week: South Tyneside hospital changes are shocking but not surprising

I am shocked but then again not surprised at the closures being made to our local hospital.

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Clockwise from top, South Shields, Cleadon and Whitburn.

Letter of the week: 'South Shields should become part of the City of Sunderland'

South Shields, Cleadon and Whitburn should all drop the name South Tyneside then adopt a new name as part of City of Sunderland.

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Newcastle United fans protest against club owner Mike Ashley back in 2008. Nearly a decade on and he is still in charge.

Letter of the week: Never mind protests - hit Sunderland owner Ellis Short where it hurts most

There are rumours that Sunderland fans are considering a whole host of  protests at the running of our great club.
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Work begins on South Shields's Arches roundabout.

Letter of the week: 'We need to act now to improve Arches roundabout for the benefit of South Shields'

I write with reference to your article ‘Drivers hit out over work at junction’ (January 17), where readers shared their views ongoing highways improvements at The Arches in South Shields.

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Academy graduate George Honeyman, number 26, in Sunderland's recent win over Hull City.

Letter of the week: Sunderland's decision to promote youngsters is brave and correct

In 1973 Sunderland’s cup winning team that beat the great Leeds United team in the F.A. Cup final included six graduates from ex-manager Alan Brown’s youth academy.
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South Tyneside District Hospital.

Letter of the week: South Tyneside hospital should merge with Newcastle - not Sunderland

South Tyneside hospital needs to merge with the Newcastle Freeman Hospital, not Sunderland City Hospital.
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The Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk sets off from Bents Park, South Shields, in October last year.

Letter of the week: Hundreds of thousands of reasons to thank the people of South Tyneside

I want to take the opportunity to thank local Alzheimer’s Society supporters, who united against dementia last year by fundraising, campaigning and volunteering.
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Recent views over Boundary Commission proposals for South Tyneside have been sparked by the different views held by MP Emma Lewell-Buck and husband Simon Buck.

Letter of the week: 'East Boldon and Cleadon are not Tory strongholds'

In the “What you have to say” section of large  Boundary Change coverage in Saturday’s Gazette one of your correspondents (Mr Banks) hasn’t quite grasped the local political situation when he says Shields does not want/need East Boldon and Cleadon because they are Tory.

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Campaigners handing over a petition against the Temple Park plans./

'Get on and build the thing' - your reaction to the Gazette's Letter of the Week

Our Letter of the Week is designed to get people talking - and this week's letter certainly did its job.

Politics
Campaigners hand over a petition against the Temple Park plan.

Letter of the week: South Shields planned sports move is a 'disgrace'

I think it’s a public disgrace that South Tyneside Council is contemplating giving access to South Shields and Westoe Club to relocate to Temple Park from its existing residence in Wood Terrace.

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Critics fear changes to free school meals will affect 1,700 pupils across South Tyneside.

Letter of the week: Government's welfare changes will hit South Tyneside school children

The Government's new all encompassing benefit to replace Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance and other in work payments, has already caused numerous problems while claimants all over the UK transfer over to the new scheme.

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Inmates at Durham Prison can enjoy roast turkey and pigs in blankets on Christmas Day.

Letter of the week: Roast turkey behind bars on Christmas Day? The prison service should make a meal for the homeless

I read the article recently about what inmates in our prisons will be tucking into on Christmas Day.
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South Tyneside District Hospital.

Letter of the week: 'How will South Shields ambulances get through to Sunderland or Newcastle in time?'

South Tyneside Hospital and its staff have given my handicapped brother extra years of life.
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