Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

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REGARDING the guy who wants to have funeral pyres. I am actually incensed about it. For years it has been an offence to have bonfires during certain hours but he wants funeral pyres which will cause pollution to start. We have adequate crematoriums in the UK. MA, Gosforth.

THERE has been a lot of speculation lately in the media and the press regarding a state funeral for Mrs Thatcher. I am in full agreement that prime ministers past and present should get state funerals. Mrs Thatcher could have the full trimmings the same as it was with Churchill. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, we will put them in wheelie bins and wheel them down through the streets of London. I think that would be a good idea and as a matter of fact I will donate the wheelie bins for them if they haven't got the money to buy them.

Anon.

I'VE just been speaking to my neighbour who has informed me she's put a claim in for a care allowance and she's hoping for pounds 67 or pounds 44.85 a week and the reason she gave me was she finds it difficult to put her popsocks on in the morning. I asked her well why doesn't your husband put them on and she said he does but I might as well get the money if I can.

Now if this is the attitude of all pensioners, God help this country. It's absolutely terrible. MB, Walker.

WITH the state of the country regarding young youth crime, stabbings, hoodies loitering on the streets, etc, I wish to let you know what the wardens on Beacon Lough East have done tonight.

We all have children aged from four up to 18, and they have got together most nights to play football etc on our fields that looks out on to our houses. The warden has now chased anybody over the age 10 away saying they cannot play football on the fields. She suggested they go to the pit heap which is a big hill where all the motorbikes race, or behind the school where all the electricity pylons are.

I actually enjoy watching the children and teenagers get together. What hope have we got of installing a community spirit if these do-gooders spoil any chance of keeping our children on the straight and narrow? …

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