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Sunderland Council’s smoking fine shame

In reply to Gillian Gibson’s letter. As Director of Public Health for Sunderland City Council, I know that she, along with most other people (including myself) was delighted that smoking was finally banned from indoor public places and work places.

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Why we love our coffee

Why we love our coffee

Frank Sinatra sang ‘There’s an awful lot of coffee in Brazil.’

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Yes to a female Doctor

Yes to a female Doctor

May I put in my pennyworth in over the controversy of a female Dr Who?

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Too early to allocate blame on Grenfell Tower tragedy

Too early to allocate blame on Grenfell Tower tragedy

On July 13, in response to an earlier letter by John Carden, Richard Beck waded into the debate on the Grenfell Tower tragedy and tried to pin the blame on the Conservatives Government and its “passion for deregulation”.

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Lakeside residents reassured following Grenfell Tower fire

Lakeside residents reassured following Grenfell Tower fire

As chairman of Lakeside Residents Association on the day after the Grenfell Fire Disaster I contacted Bridget Phillipson who on Friday, July 14 visited Lakeside and met with myself, Gentoo managers and representatives from TWFRS.

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Help us in our bid to end puppy smuggling

Help us in our bid to end puppy smuggling

Dogs Trust is calling on the public to help put an end to illegal puppy smuggling after an undercover investigation revealed shocking and continued abuse of the Pet Travel Scheme.

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Keep Sunderland tidy

Keep Sunderland tidy

My family has the misfortune to live very close to two nationwide fast food outlets in Castletown.

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Do you remember the early Pink Floyd?

Do you remember the early Pink Floyd?

I am researching a book about psychedelic rockers Pink Floyd, famed for their 1979 hit ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ and their fabulous stage effects, including the inflatable pig Algie who once slipped his moorings at Battersea Power Station and flew off across London.

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Blackhall did Brady Lowery proud

Blackhall did Brady Lowery proud

My son James and I visited Blackhall Colliery for Bradley Lowery’s funeral, having travelled up from Cheshire.

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“Planning nonsense” will cause congestion in St Mary’s Way

“Planning nonsense” will cause congestion in St Mary’s Way

Damage limitation to remedy the misalignment of St Mary’s Way is still possible if the remit of Siglion is amended to include a four lane road to connect St Mary’s Way to a new Wear Bridge to the Stadium of Light area.

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Poem: Remembering Bradley Lowery

Poem: Remembering Bradley Lowery

Why God takes the little ones

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Support BHF heart research

Support BHF heart research

Around 620,00 people in the UK could have the genes which cause deadly inherited heart conditions, and many of these people have not been diagnosed.

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Tories losing the plot

Tories losing the plot

Your correspondent John Carden leads an article that says facts and truth first. He should then be aware that although they were built during a Labour government and refurbished in 2006 the fire was considered to be due to cladding which was fitted to the flats last year.

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My tears for lovely boy Bradley Lowery

My tears for lovely boy Bradley Lowery

I have cried so many tears in the last few days for that lovely little boy, whose engaging smile, and his determination to make the most of his time has won the love of people around the world.

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Royal family alternative ‘stuff of nightmares’

Royal family alternative ‘stuff of nightmares’

I am a regular reader of the Echo, and have been for many years, I was a regular reader of Billy Butterfield, who wrote the Argus column in the Football Echo (happy days).

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Bradley Lowery will live long in our memories

Bradley Lowery will live long in our memories

Had the pleasure of seeing Bradley and his family when Sunderland visited Goodison Park to play our beloved Everton.

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A poem for Bradley Lowery

A poem for Bradley Lowery

My heart is aching for a little boy I never knew

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Seaburn needs leisure facilities not houses

Seaburn needs leisure facilities not houses

I want to assure the residents of Seab​urn and the city in general that I, together with Coun Bob Francis’ support the hope that the seafront will be used for the building of a leisure complex with the facilities that were lost when the Council demolished the Crowtree Centre.

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Prince Harry talking to runners at the Quayside in Gateshead taking part in the London Marathon for mental health charity Heads Together earlier this year. Our writer, however, doesn't think the prince and his family are worth their while to this country.

Letter of the week: 'Majority of country would love to see the back of the Royals'

At last one of the Royal family has come out and said none of them wants to be king or queen.

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