Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Send Parents to Classes

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Send Parents to Classes

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I am sorry but I saw the funny side of a letter from DR of Gateshead in Vent your Spleen.

Dr says he doesn't know where some of the children in Walker were dragged up. They were obviously dragged up in Walker.

Every community have their share of this sort of behaviour. I don't think it is fair to the residents of Walker to make it sound like the worst place on earth. I know for a fact that we have them in this area.

The majority of children are well behaved, I am happy to say, but you always have troublemakers wherever you go.

We all know that children who have been dragged up will, in turn, drag up their children. We need to drill these children at school to be better mannered and more aware of the consequences of bad behaviour.

The parents of these children should be made to attend classes to teach them the meaning of manners.

M CURTIS, Castlegate Gardens, Dunston.

By debbie ward

Thanks for all your efforts

I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank all those members of the public who attended our recent Coffee Morning held in aid of the Mesothelioma Support group.

I would also like to thank local business and the ladies and gentlemen of St Cuthbert's Parish Church, North Shields, for their support and generosity.

I am pleased to announce that the grand total raised was pounds 722.00.

JANE L NEWMAN, Marden Court, Seaton Sluice.

Stay green and pleasant

A MILLION pound campaign is at present promoting the North East, yet government policy, by setting a target for renewable energy, means the beauty of the countryside is being eroded by monstrous structures called wind turbines as more and more companies are jumping on the bandwagon. The old windmills were attractive buildings.

Lowland areas, such as around Ellington, home to thousands of wild geese and swans over winter, are now also a target.

The life of these structures is said to be 25 years but what will happen to the infrastructures after this. Will it be like the open cast coal operations which started in the early 1940s and were supposed to end in 1948? New sites are still being applied for; the latest a very insensitive one by UK Coal next to Ashington where a big new housing estate is being built. This would mean new houses, instead of looking over the countryside, would overlook the site with its accompanying noise and dust for seven years or more. Surely this must be refused.

An organisation called The Carbon Trust is working on creating energy from the sea, but investment needs to be stepped up as this source of energy would be 100 percent reliable compared to the unreliable wind power as, after all, this island is surrounded by one of nature's most powerful forces, the sea, with its two tides every day.

This form of energy would mean there would still be `England's green and pleasant land'. …

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