Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

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"Witness the plague of rats scurrying about openly on the beach within feet of little children, and scrambling in and out of the inappropriate bins. The Pied Piper of Hamelin would be in his element

NORTH Tyneside Council seems to be getting it in the neck from readers over the travellers' rubbish. So let me give them another headache. Just go down to the Low Lights car park in North Shields to witness the plague of rats scurrying about openly on the beach within feet of little children, and scrambling in and out of the inappropriate bins. The Pied Piper of Hamelin would be in his element.

A N, Gateshead.

I'D LIKE to comment on two subjects. Firstly, will the police please make a statement and explain why they take no action against the travellers in Whitley Bay? I await the answer with bated breath. Secondly, all the moaners complaining about free transport for pensioners, don't waste your time and energy on this subject, start complaining and campaigning for free transport for all. This would cut down on the use of cars etc, reducing noxious emissions and clear the road congestion. The Government could fund this by stopping giving our money away on useless overseas projects where the money is wasted and finds its way into corrupt politicians' bank accounts.

JOHN GRAHAM, Forest Hall, Newcastle.

I HAVE seen many letters in the Evening Chronicle from people giving thanks for help and kindness.

My thanks and gratitude is to the very caring staff at Marks & Spencers in Northumberland Street. I had a bad fall in the store and the staff gave me such support, generosity and offer of any help they could give me. The young first aid lady was very caring when I was very shaken after the fall. Thank you to all concerned.

N LAWSON, Ben ton.

I WOULD like to take this opportunity to comment on the ever-increasing violent crime that is sweeping across our country.

As our ineffectual politicians pussyfoot about trying to come up with an answer to curtail this menace, violent crime continues to rise at an alarming rate. Death by stabbing, shooting and kicking are now occurring on a regular basis. …

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