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Letter of the week: 'Seaburn housing plans should be shelved like those at West Park'

The recent spell of warm weather attracted, as it always does, many visitors to Seaburn.

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Our writer fears development plans for Seaburn could ruin the area.

Letter of the week: Sunderland redevelopment plans will 'ruin a beautiful sea front'

West Park has been saved. Now pressure is on the Siglion plans, which will change Seaburn into a mini town  along  with those of Miller Homes, which will see 500 houses built on green space to the west of Whitburn Road.

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Letter of the week: Return the body of Sunderland lad and brave British hero

Letter of the week: Return the body of Sunderland lad and brave British hero

I would like to comment on the article regarding Captain Robert Nairac.
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Do you agree with our letter writer's views on Sunderland City Council?

Letter of the week: 'Sunderland Council needs a good shake up'

Julie Elliott MP was spot on when she said Sunderland Council needs a good shake up, or words to that effect.

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Former Sunderland manager Chris Coleman.

Letter of the week: 'Sad to see Chris Coleman leave Sunderland'

I for one am very sad to hear Chris Coleman has been given his marching orders.
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Fighters during the Spanish Civil War.

Seeking stories from the Spanish Civil War

I am currently researching for a book on the role of North East people who were involved in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

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Our writer has sympathy with wheelchair user Tara Johnson, from Whitburn, who couldn't see at Gary Barlow's Sunderland Empire concert due to people standing in front of her.

There’s not enough respect for the disabled

I was sorry to read in the Echo how Tara, the lady in the wheelchair, had her view restricted by ignorant people at the Gary Barlow concert.

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Our correspondent isn't a fan of dogs on the seafront.

Sunderland seafront is not a dogs’ toilet

Some people are so touchy, funny how a guilty conscience has upset the owners of the dirty dogs that are turning our beautiful sea front into a ‘doggy toilet’.

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Our writer wants to know why horse riders don't have to pick up their mess.

Sunderland seafront needs lots of maintenance

I used to write to the Leader of the Council, Mr Watson, mostly on the maintenance of our coastal resort, most of which he managed to get sorted.

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Chris Coleman

I was sorry to hear Chris Coleman had been sacked by Sunderland

I, for one, was very sad to hear Chris Coleman had been given his marching orders by Sunderland AFC.

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Sunderland's "unacceptable" railway station.

Letter of the week: Other parts of Sunderland area need Metro stations

Nice to see that Julie Elliott’s campaign to get the station in Sunderland upgraded from its dilapidated unwelcoming state finally looks to be coming to fruition.

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A man walking his dog on Sunderland sea front. There is no suggestion the walker was allowing the dog to make a mess.

Letter of the week: Ban all dogs from Sunderland beaches

As a regular visitor to our amazing seafront (take a bow Sunderland Council) I am becoming more and more concerned at what seems to be, a rapidly increasing numbers of dogs taking their owners for a walk.

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Volunteers and sponsors help out in renovations at SAFC Fans Museum.

Why not get involved with the Fans’ Museum in Sunderland?

In reply to the recent letter from Alan “The Quill” Vincent about the museums in Sunderland, he states “thank goodness for the Monkwearmouth Station Museum, although it has been a few months since I visited”.

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Obesity is a national crisis, says Dr George Rae.

Obesity is a national health crisis which won’t go away

The publication of NHS Digital’s obesity statistics highlights the enormous scale of the problem we face with an increase of 18% in obesity-related hospital admissions in the last year.

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Business Secretary Greg Clark. Pic: PA.

Greg Clark should resign if GKN sale is allowed to go ahead

The pending sale of one of Britain’s important defence manufacturing companies, GKN, which plays a key role in the defence of our country, should be stopped by the Business Secretary as being detrimental to the future of our defence industries.

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The Southern Area fields, in Washington, hosted a charity match for Bradley Lowery back in 2017.

Sunderland Echo Letter of the week: Threatened sports fields are 'necessary community asset'

I feel compelled to write about the shameful plan the Sunderland Labour Council has of selling off the Washington Southern Area Playing fields to build 202 houses.

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Our letter writer raises questions about the 5 per cent council tax rise facing Sunderland residents.

Letter of the week: Sunderland Council 'savings' seem to be a waste of time

My Council Tax bill dropped through my letter box this week and for a band D property it’s a whacking £1,549.70 after the annual 5 per cent increase.

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Sunderland fans leave the stadium during the 2-0 defeat.

Letter of the week: 'I'm sick of same old rubbish spouted by Sunderland has beens and never beens'

Another bad day on Saturday followed by the latest load of bull from so-called stars about how we can still stay up, work harder etc.
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Our writer believes there is no need to replace lampposts on the new A1018 road. Do you agree?

Letter of the week: 'Sunderland Council can save money by scrapping lights on new road'

Opened in 2008 after three years work and at a cost of £28million, the Southern Radial road was one of the best things achieved by Sunderland Council in my lifetime.
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