Messages of love

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Romantic readers headed to Clinton Cards last week to get their Valentine’s Day messages in the Echo.

 Alison Goulding and Cara Houchen played Cupid.

FOR being brave and putting forward their Valentine’s Day messages, our hopelessly romantic readers have won some top treats.

 Collette Cooper has bagged a romantic meal for two and a bottle of wine with her partner at the award-winning restaurant Café Bangla in East Boldon, which serves up traditional Indian cusine seven nights a week.

 To book a table call 519 0929 or go to

 Keiron Lavelle, Danielle Humble and Amy Carter have each won a great his and hers prize of an Elemis gift set and a voucher for a traditional shave courtesy of Reds Hair and Beauty in East Herrington. To book an appointment with Reds call 511 0288 or go to

 Terri Oliver has won a hamper packed with delicious chocolates from Café Thorntons at Dalton Park, worth £30. The hamper includes a selection of white and dark chocolate with some decadent fillings for a Valentine’s choc fest!

 To find out more about deals at Dalton Park go to

 And last but not least, Keelie Smith has won a specially made velvet heart-shaped cushion worth £80 from North East crafted furniture specialists Delcor.

 To find out more go to or call 237 1303

With thanks to Clinton Cards and The Bridges Shopping Centre.