Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Going out Doesn't Have to Mean Rowdy Drunkenness

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Going out Doesn't Have to Mean Rowdy Drunkenness

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I have just read the article about drinking becoming forbidden on Front Street, Tynemouth, after disturbances. We go to France frequently and people love to go out in the evenings, often with their children. They all seem to have glasses of wine and groups of young people sing or play guitars along the picturesque seafront. The many floral displays are quite untouched, the paths are clean and litter-free and there is no shouting and swearing. Do the French manage their alcohol intake better?

BARBARA ANN STEWARD, Corbridge.

RE: Tynemouth drinking. Continentals go out for a drink. Most English people go out to get drunk. It will be difficult to change this ingrained habit.

JACK, Pattaya.

LEGISLATION to ban samurai swords? It is already illegal to carry such items. More legislation is simply pointless. If someone wants to carry a large knife, all they have to do is walk into a shop and buy a kitchen knife. Despite various kneejerk reactions, the humble kitchen knife is still the most common type of knife used to kill and very hard to prohibit. …

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