Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Letter: VENT YOUR SPLEEN

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Letter: VENT YOUR SPLEEN

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ANOTHER soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, making a total of 121 killed since operations began in that country.

It is said that the soldier who died was in Princes' William and Harry's Household Cavalry regiment. If that is the case, why are the two princes still over here instead of being in Afghanistan with their regiment? This only proves that it was a waste of time and taxpayers' money to put the two princes in the armed forces in the first place if they can't be sent to a war zone or any other danger spot. JA, Gateshead.

WHEN is this Labour Government going to stop immigration from Europe and it seems every other part of the rest of the world coming to Britain to seek work when we have over a million unemployed in Britain and it looks like more to come? NAME and address supplied.

JW from Low Fell is correct regarding a smell coming from certain bus seats which he or she describes as akin to last term's cottage pie. Many bus interiors could do with a complete overhaul and indeed a fumigation. WC, Birtley I'M ringing about an article in Friday evening's paper. Name your price for a makeover regarding the council paying pounds 45,000 to consultants to come up with a name for Cruddas Park flats. It's quite incredulous to think they are going to engage the services of consultants to name a block of flats. One minute they're making cuts in public services to save money and then they're willing to splash pounds 45,000 to consultants. Where are their brains? We could engage residents or schoolchildren and make a competition of it and it wouldn't cost anywhere near that amount. But really what can you expect from a council who is willing to allow discos to be held in the Mansion House? It's selling our heritage down the river. Ifs disgraceful. MB, Denton Burn.

REGARDING buggies on the buses from BS of Sunderland. I am a mother with a double buggy and I need that transport to get to see my other relatives in different parts of Newcastle. I don't expect everybody to move for me but I appreciate it when they do and I always say please and thank you to them, so BS needs to grow up and stop telling us parents with buggies that we can't use public transport. …

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