Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

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This morning on TV there was a programme about children getting too fat followed by adverts showing Christmas puddings and quite a lot of Christmas fare which is all fattening.

No doubt before the day is out we will numerous cooks telling you how to put butter-fried stuff and cream into everything. I can't understand it all.

Ex-COOK, Newcastle.

I AM sick and tired of people picking on Cliff Richard. At least Sir Cliff didn't kill himself like lots of other entertainers on excess alcohol and drugs, and he has done a lot to help Third World countries. Well done, Sir Cliff. He is a survivor.

TL, High Heaton.

WE SEE again the relentless surge of violent crime in our locality and the country as a whole.

When the murderers, rapists, muggers and thugs are finally apprehended they are given sentences which make a mockery of their victims and the word "life", which can mean as little as three years in prison. Why does this Government grovel before these hideous people while ignoring the safety and wishes of the mass of the population?

RT, North Shields.

I FIND people like TC of Blyth very annoying. With regard to smoking, their ilk always bang on about the pollution and smell of cigarettes but are quite all right filling the atmosphere with carbon monoxide from their cars.

Science proves the far larger emissions from cars are doing more damage to our health and, indeed, environment. So if you are going to have a pop at smokers ask yourself a simple question. Do you own a car? If the answer is yes, then you are an ignorant hypocrite.

RC, South Shields.

A MONEY tree, now there's a thing. There is also a botanical garden in Newcastle, James A Wilkinson should note.

The Moor Bank Botanical Garden has been tucked away nicely at Claremont Road for donkey's years and houses an important collection of rhododendrons. But the people of this region aren't bothered about parks and gardens. It speaks for itself, really, seeing that so many have been left to fall into a state of disrepair. …

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