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Letter of the week: Is this the bin collection service Sunderland people are paying for?

Regarding letters about the two-week collections, any bags left on the ground next to the bins are not picked up by the bin collectors.

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Tory party need to check their facts

Tory party need to check their facts

Mr Hurst says ‘this area has always been a Labour stronghold’, he should really check his facts.

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No nuclear subs in Europe

No nuclear subs in Europe

I read the latest letter from S Hurst regarding Jeremy Corbyn and it furthers my own opinion that the writer, and those like him have never had a original opinion in their lives.

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School holiday entertainment can be free

School holiday entertainment can be free

School holidays haven’t even started yet and already they are telling us how much it will cost to entertain the kids.

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Grenfell Tower: nothing is more important than human life

Grenfell Tower: nothing is more important than human life

The Kensington fire is a disaster of epic proportions, resulting in a “towering inferno” and, as usual, the consequences have fallen on the innocent.

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Nurses deserve better pay

Nurses deserve better pay

Let us hope that the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, will follow through his reported intention to put to the Chancellor his changed views on improving nurses’ pay – and that the outcome is positive.

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Music should be encouraged in Sunderland

Music should be encouraged in Sunderland

I had the pleasure of singing with The Sunderland Singers at its annual concert recently.

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Sunderland’s council cuts ‘breeding ground for rats’

Sunderland’s council cuts ‘breeding ground for rats’

Regarding letters about the two-week collections, any bags left on the ground next to the bins are not picked up by the bin collectors.

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Jeremy Corbyn is ‘a traitor to this country’

Jeremy Corbyn is ‘a traitor to this country’

I have lived in the North East of England all of my life. This area has always been a Labour stronghold.

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Conservative Party needs to split in two

Conservative Party needs to split in two

It must be obvious to all students of history that the Tory Party has now reached one of those points in our nation’s life when it must split in two.

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Be kidney aware

Be kidney aware

Currently in Tyne and Wear there are 88 people waiting for a kidney transplant, and every single day in the UK one person will die while waiting for their kidney. This has to change.

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Shock and despair by tower block tragedy

Shock and despair by tower block tragedy

I pray to God nothing like the tower block fire in London happens at Lakeside towers, because the access roads around the towers for emergency services and general parking are horrendous

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Fears over DUP link

Fears over DUP link

In her attempt to cling onto power Teresa May is getting into bed with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

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Action plan needed for health and social care

Action plan needed for health and social care

Amongst the political chaos of last week, shocking statistics revealing that delayed transfers of care in NHS hospitals have increased by more than half (52%) in the last three years quietly slipped through the net.

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Our writer questions the recent Blue Flag awards given to Sunderland's beaches for the quality of their water.

Letter of the week: Do Sunderland's beaches really deserve Blue Flag awards for quality of their water?

Further to the article in the Sunderland Echo on May 23 asking the question: "Which Sunderland Beaches have won the coveted Blue Flag award?”

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Two-week bin collection not working

Two-week bin collection not working

Any one who visits B&Q at Deptford cannot fail to see the queues of cars taking rubbish to the tip.

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Action needed on elder abuse

Action needed on elder abuse

This World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (today), it is worth noting that according to academic research, some 2,010 older people in Sunderland are being abused by those closest to them – whether friends, families or carers.

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Can you help me find my relatives?

Can you help me find my relatives?

I am planning a visit to the North East and was hoping to meet up with some of my relations.

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Voters reap what you sow in politics

Voters reap what you sow in politics

Once again all three Labour MPs covering Sunderland have been re-elected – what a surprise.

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Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity here to help dads

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity here to help dads

Since becoming a father last year, the celebration of Father’s Day has taken on a whole new meaning for me.

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