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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.

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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Our writer insists that Whitburn Village Primary School is far better than its recent Ofsted report suggests.

Letter of the week: Primary's 'requires improvement' report is not the school I know

I would like to put on record that the Ofsted report, featured in your paper about Whitburn Village School does not accord with the experience I have had of the school, which is attended by my granddaughter.

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Our writer insists that cyclists are fully aware of the potential danger they pose to other road users.

Letter of the week: Cyclists are very much aware of the danger they pose

Should road traffic laws be amended to include cyclists?

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Our writer is asking readers to join the campaign for a better Metro service.

Letter of the week: South Tyneside deserves better Metro train service

Our Metros are breaking down on a regular basis, because they are nearly 40 years old, although many think they are new trains.

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South Tyneside Council should think again about collecting fines from speeding motorists near Jarrow's Scotch Estate.

Letter of the week: 'South Tyneside Council should waive speed camera fines'

So, the Traffic Penalty Tribunal has ruled that the signage exiting from Edinburgh Avenue (Scotch Estate) onto the A194 is adequate?

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A spectator photographs last weekend's fireworks display in South Shields.

Letter of the week: Can South Tyneside Council afford to splash out on annual fireworks display?

So South Tyneside Council can afford to splash out on a firework extravaganza at the seafront on November 5?

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Thousands of motorists have been caught speeding in Edinburgh Road, on the Scotch Estate, Jarrow.

Letter of the week: What a kerfuffle over the Scotch Estate speed camera

What a kerfuffle over a bus only lane on Edinburgh Road, Jarrow, and the £210,000 handed out in fines to speeding motorists.

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Our writer has a radical idea to help the Sunderland Ladies team, right.

Letter of the week: Sunderland's players should donate wages to save Ladies team from relegation

With the men’s team still struggling to cope with the transition to Championship football, it has been a delight to see the promising start to their season achieved by Sunderland Ladies.

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The Academy of Light at Cleadon. Our writer believes it hasn't produced much first-team talent for the club.

Letter of the week: Sunderland Football Club should hand over Academy of Light to Sunderland and South Shields schools

I think we all know Sunderland Football Club Academy at Cleadon is a big white elephant, just as other football clubs are finding out (Huddersfield and Brentford have closed theirs recently).

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