The perils of a sweet tooth

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A health official has warned sugar in sweets, food and drink is poisoning our children, thereby putting them in danger of serious illness, while chief executive of the NHS was said to be urging parents as well as food producers to help fight the problem.

Then, blow me down, less than five hours later I read in Gazette that a village store is running a sweetie delivery service providing home comforts for sweet-toothed South Tynesiders!

Methinks possibly something for South Tyneside Council’s department for wellbeing and kite flying on Cleadon Hills to look into forthwith !

Ken Johnson

Mowbray Road.

South Shields.