Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Why Is the Bin Service Inconsistent?

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Why Is the Bin Service Inconsistent?

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With the issue of recycling in the news, I was wondering how it is that when I put out my wheelie bin, if, heaven forbid, I have an extra bag, it gets left.

Yet where my sister lives in St Anne's Close in The Battlefield, the refuse collectors come into the properties and still take away bags (sometimes up to 20 a household).

I have asked my sister how this is. She replies: "We don't want wheelie bins and we won't have them."

Explain that please, Newcastle Council ( how we, the rest of Newcastle, have to bring our bins out, yet the Battlefield still gets pampered.

DISGRUNTLED, Heaton.

Shearer did nothing for us

HOW pathetic that people are trying to get Alan Shearer (pictured) a knighthood. He hasn't done anything for Newcastle. They never won anything while he was there.

When he first came, they were called The Entertainers. During the 10 years with the Toon, and under his captaincy, the club descended into the laughing stock of the Premiership and during that time Mr Shearer supposedly banked millions in wages.

What a con! The Geordies are easily pleased.

JM, North Shields.

Doesn't he have enough?

CAN someone tell me why Alan Shearer should receive a knighthood?

He was paid millions of pounds a year for doing a job most people would love to do, and then lands a cushy job on BBC's Match of the Day. And judging by the BBC's unlimited cashpot, it will be on astronomical pay; maybe someone can divulge this. Jonathan Ross's wages set the standard ( millions!

Finally can someone tell me how many trophies were won by England and Newcastle United in his playing days? That's the standard players are judged by.

If we keep handing out knighthoods for doing your job, a lot of people in this country will be due the title of sir, including yours truly.

J GORDON, Garden Farm Estate, Chester-le-Street.

Honour the lifesavers

TO KNIGHT or not to knight Alan Shearer, that is the question. I think not.

Shearer has had 10 great seasons at Newcastle doing the job he loves and earned millions. Two miles up the road from St James' Park at the Freeman Hospital there are surgeons saving lives every day of the week with heart and liver transplants; surely these are more deserving of a knighthood than a mere footballer.

W HALL, The Willows, Throckley.

Walk-in centre is a great idea

I HAD the pleasure of attending the NHS walk-in centre opposite the Centre for Life in Newcastle. The attention I received was excellent and carried out by two very caring and professional nurses who were dedicated to their work and serving the public. No appointments are needed. I was seen in seven minutes in a cheerful and pleasant environment, which is free to all. I recommend a visit to anyone with minor ailments.

J T JORDAN, Salters Close, Gosforth, Newcastle. …

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