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Too many lost lives during Ireland’s troubles

I was truly shocked when I read James McClean’s praise for ex-IRA Commander Martin McGuinness.

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Outstanding honesty in the beautiful game

Outstanding honesty in the beautiful game

I have refereed football games for more than 20 years, I rarely get a situation that throws me but recently I was given a real curve ball.

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Is it divine intervention Sunderland boss David Moyes needs to be thinking about?

A prayer for Sunderland AFC

Our football team which art in Sunderland,

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Keep Anthony Nolan register details updated

Keep Anthony Nolan register details updated

This is to anyone who is on the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register.

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Labour were to blame for economic incompetence

Labour were to blame for economic incompetence

I refer to W Quinn’s latest denial of Labour’s incompetence in running the economy until they were kicked out in 2010.

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Blame lies with Tories

Blame lies with Tories

Councillor George Howe gave the impression he was somewhat hypocritical when he recently criticised Sunderland Council for reducing funding to Telecare.

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Politicians antics: little hope for the future

Politicians antics: little hope for the future

Watching the antics of “our politicians” both local and national does not give me much hope for the future or wellbeing of us “the ordinary people”, whether you be young or old.

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Not illegal to street park

Not illegal to street park

I am annoyed about the way people react to parking a car in Sunderland.

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Are Labour voters seeing the light?

Are Labour voters seeing the light?

I would like to congratulate Independent Coun Kathleen Pearson on her election to Hetton Town Council in May’s Town Council by-election.

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‘Cruel parade of mutants’ at Crufts

‘Cruel parade of mutants’ at Crufts

Apparently the Kennel Club has introduced tough new health standards at Crufts, though it still looks like a cruel parade of mutant mutts.

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Budget cash for NHS is not enough

Budget cash for NHS is not enough

The budget announcement is yet another failed attempt by the Government to address the crisis gripping our NHS.

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Poem: Views worth a shout

Poem: Views worth a shout

I love to read the Echo

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New central library too small

New central library too small

Regarding the central library fiasco, there is further proof that, despite getting rid of lots of books, the new library is too small.

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NHS will always provide free service

NHS will always provide free service

In his letter Mr W Quinn (March 6) complains about me pointing out that Labour introduced privatisation into the NHS.

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Steve Bruce is as bad as Jermain Jenas

Steve Bruce is as bad as Jermain Jenas

I would like to agree with everything said about Jermain Jenas by Lesley Tinker (March 10). She made her points very eloquently in an excellent and heartfelt way.

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Tories piling misery on the needy

Tories piling misery on the needy

Seven years of needless austerity from this Conservative Government should, I thought, have brought a twinge of concern from even the most convicted Tory.

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Recycling more causing bin problems

Recycling more causing bin problems

I have received a letter from Sunderland City Council saying blue bins will be collected every two weeks .

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Beware of costly drop off behind Marks & Spencer

Beware of costly drop off behind Marks & Spencer

I sometimes use the large area at the back of Marks & Spencers to drop off my better half prior to parking in St Mary’s.

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Nominate a stroke survivor

Nominate a stroke survivor

I write to urge people to consider nominating a stroke survivor for the Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Awards, a charity for which I am a patron.

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Criticism of rent unfair

Criticism of rent unfair

The unexpected has certainly occurred in many ways in the world of politics in recent months.

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