Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Times Are Tough

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Times Are Tough

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ALEC Lamb said he thinks being a Geordie is very tough as it is hard to find work, support your family and be healthy.

The grandfather-of-six said the price of junk food in comparison to healthy food does not help health issues in the North.

The 62-year-old said: "I think it is very tough living up here and it just gets harder and harder. People from the South have it completely different because they have more money.

"Geordies have to work six or seven days a week, while southerners only work four or five for much more money.

"It makes it much more awkward for families to buy healthy food and to keep up a healthy lifestyle as it is expensive to do anything, including go to the gym.

"Obesity rates are not helped by junk food being cheaper than healthy food.

Some people just cannot afford to eat well. …

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