Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

An Exercise in Caution?

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

An Exercise in Caution?

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AS reported in The Gazette (29.11.17), armed police were in training at a busy hospital.

Manoeuvres were seen at the James Cook University Hospital and cars were not allowed on to the hospital grounds.

It was confirmed that the force was carrying out an exercise at the site for transporting high-risk prisoners.

So are we to take from this exercise that high-risk prisoners will be coming to the James Cook University Hospital? Was this a trial for coming visits? This has never happened before in all the years the hospital has been here.

There are questions to be answered here and all our MPs should ask about this exercise and future events at the hospital that people will need to know of.

MALCOLM J CROLL, Teesville What has happened to Neptune Centre? I KNOW once over there used to be a lady who cleaned the walkway at the Neptune Centre (between the library and the chemist). It seems that the Neptune Centre has now been taken over and is in private hands.

It also seems no one cleans there on a regular basis anymore. When you go through you can see the mess. There are also a large number of panes of glass, seven of which have been vandalised and are cracked. One has been boarded up on the outside.

I spoke to a ward councillor for Berwick Hills between six to eight weeks ago but the only thing that has been done is that some windows have been boarded up.

It seems Centre is hands. It one cleans regular He assured me this was getting looked into, but the state these windows are in now, I fear it's only a matter of time before a child or elderly person could fall or stumble, and maybe in trying to hold their hand out to save themselves as a result could cut themselves badly.

This is a health and safety issue that needs looking into; after all, this is giving a bad impression, ie that no one cares any more.

BILLY CHARLTON, Middlesbrough Student debt differs across UK WHEN making his frenetic response to the Chancellor's Budget, Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, highlighted that "working-class young people are now leaving university with PS57,000 of debt because this government has trebled tuition fees, and its policy is to keep fees at PS9,250 a the Neptune in private year". …

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