Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

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I AM complaining about the Blue House bridge on the Coast Road.

For two and a half weeks now there have been huge signs up by North Tyneside Council congratulating themselves on the work at the Blue House bridge being on budget and completed on time. As I speak this morning, I have just driven in to Newcastle and road works, speed traps are still there.

I think if they are going to put the signs up they should have at least completed the work and not put the signs up two and a half weeks prior to completion. RG, Tynemouth.

WHEN ITV profits are going down through the lack of advertising, the weather man with the funny hats and the sunglasses is telling everyone where you get a good pint and good meal. The pubs are getting advertising for free and maybe the weather man's getting his beer and meals for free? RC, Low Fell.

I WOULD just like to say that one of the only successes in central Gateshead is the needle exchange at the back of Regents House. It is absolutely thriving every day, very busy.


IN REPLY to IM from Gateshead I have to say I agree with Royal Mail not delivering letters where it is dangerous to do so, for example unsafe roads that vehicles need to be driven on, and there is no contract between the sender and Royal Mail where there is a Health and Safety issue. There are many communities in Scotland who have to collect their mail from the nearest village due to hazardous roads. BW, Gateshead.

I SEE the Conservatives are now telling us about our filthy hospitals and they quote from a report which shows that many hospitals have had to bring in pest controllers at least 50 times over the past two year period.

All I would say to that is 'so what'? If the top 100 hotels in the world were to release their figures on pest control, you would find that just as much activity took place within these hotels. …

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