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Letter of the week: Sunderland City Council should spend more money on Washington

I am writing to see if fellow readers have advice on getting the Sunderland Council to share information in a helpful and transparent way.

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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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Our letter writer believes there are too many councillors and overpaid executives at Sunderland City Council. Do you agree?

Letter of the week: 'Why does Sunderland need 75 councillors?'

I see we are in the headlines again for all the wrong reasons.
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Blackpool illuminations.

Letter of the week: Does Sunderland want to be another Blackpool?

Regarding the ongoing discussions about the future of our seafront.

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Litter in the centre of Sunderland.

Letter of the week: Sunderland needs PALs - People Against Litter

It’s time for Sunderland City Councillors to take action on the terrible litter problem in Sunderland and surrounding areas.
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Newcastle United fans protest against club owner Mike Ashley back in 2008. Nearly a decade on and he is still in charge.

Letter of the week: Never mind protests - hit Sunderland owner Ellis Short where it hurts most

There are rumours that Sunderland fans are considering a whole host of  protests at the running of our great club.
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Do you agree with our letter writer about litter levels in Sunderland?

Letter of the week: Let's go to war on Sunderland's phantom fly tippers

It was a windy day in Washington, I was walking my dog and disgusted to see five full black bin bags on the grass around the walk.

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Academy graduate George Honeyman, number 26, in Sunderland's recent win over Hull City.

Letter of the week: Sunderland's decision to promote youngsters is brave and correct

In 1973 Sunderland’s cup winning team that beat the great Leeds United team in the F.A. Cup final included six graduates from ex-manager Alan Brown’s youth academy.
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Coun Margaret Beck, right, with Sue Kerton and the rubbish collected by volunteers.

Letter of the week: Don't blame Sunderland council for city's rubbish problems

Friends of Fulwell, Fulwell Community Library volunteers and many members of the public including off duty council employees did a clean up on Seaburn Beach on Saturday at 12 noon.
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A mainly glum-looking section of the loyal Sunderland away following at Cardiff City recently.

Letter of the week: 'Sunderland are not a big club any more - we are a joke'

After the 4-0 thrashing by Cardiff City and having been a Sunderland supporter and season ticket holder for more than 50 years I am now of the opinion that the club is a shambles and that I am a mug for going to watch them.
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An untidy back lane in Sunderland.

Letter of the week: Sunderland residents need to think twice about dumping litter

What a wonderful idea your Clean Streets clean-up campaign is.

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Our writer feels law-abiding motorists are suffering because of the extension of permit zones for motorists in the Newcastle Road area of Sunderland.

Letter of the week: Sunderland permit parking milks motorists of yet more money

I recently read a letter from a Sunderland Echo reader complaining of daylight robbery via enforced permit only parking and would like to expand on this a bit.
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Our writer is angry at the cost of amending parking permits in Sunderland.

Letter of the week: Sunderland parking permit costs are 'daylight robbery'

I am writing in regard the new parking permits in the Barnes area near the hospital.

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Our writer suggests Sunderland city centre needs more public toilets to attract visitors.

Letter of the week: More parking and toilets are what visitors to Sunderland need - not a £5m centre for imagination

Outsiders will be green with envy at our countryside and lovely parks (Sunderland Echo headline, December 5, page 4).

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