Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

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I HEARD my first firework of the year today, which is much later than I heard the first one last year.

Perhaps the Government has got something right for a change, and their legislation on the sale of fireworks is beginning to take effect.

The credit crunch could also be a factor. Less pocket money means less spare cash for bangers! D MITCHELL, Gilmour House, Gateshead.

SILENCE is golden, as the saying goes. How refreshing it is now to be able to stand in a bus queue, travel on a bus, have a beer in the pub or go for a meal without having to listen to the housing market bores.

They bored the living daylights out of people about how much their property had gone up in value. Now we find the property isn't worth anywhere near what they thought it was.

How sad, Ha ha ha. BD, Shieldfield.

NOW that everyone is recycling and also buying reusable bags, some supermarkets are still charging 5p for the ones we used to get for nothing. So where is that money going?

AP, Washington.

AJ Atkinson, Your Shout, October 20, is commenting about the 51 bus terminating at Gateshead Interchange, but this service frequently runs late due to traffic congestion problems in Newcastle.

Maybe passengers will get a better and more reliable service with it only running to Gateshead Interchange? There always seems to be plenty of other buses going to Newcastle from Gateshead Interchange, so I think it is worth giving it a try. PD, Harlow Green.

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 up about an article in Friday evening's paper - 'Name your price for a makeover", regarding the council paying consultants to come up with a name for Cruddas Park flats. …

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