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With regards to the Norwich Airport announcement to expand.

As someone who has lived around the vicinity of Magdalen Street all my life and always regularly shop there, it was sad to read about Mohamed Haider having his halal butchers shop window smashed by some mindless idiot.
The police are treating it as a hate crime which I suspect is a diplomatic way of saying it was a race crime, which is surprising because in my experience the whole street for many years has been a mix of shops made up of people with different cultures from all over the world, and all this has taken place with no racial tensions or trouble at all.

I was delighted to see that the area around the plinth of Lord Nelson’s statue has at long last been looked after and plants placed in the ground, as it has been much neglected of late.

The UK appears to be in turmoil. Our “first past the post” electoral system is farcical. We can’t get to grips with Brexit.

Regarding Westlegate — what a waste of three million pounds.

I would be so grateful if you could send this thank you to a very kind gent who gave me back my handbag I’d not even noticed I had lost.

It was sad to read recently that foreign taxi drivers of ABC Taxis in Norwich are now experiencing more racial abuse in carrying out their jobs than in the past.
Part of this trouble I think can be put down to the city which for years has been described as “a fine city” but now at times becomes at night “a drunk city”, where parts of it become no-go areas for ordinary citizens and the poor taxi drivers have to venture into to ply their trade.

Got to love those Princes these last couple of weeks. The potential King of England says, “No more stiff upper lip at the expense of wellbeing”. Hurrah! This country at last has a pair of hands waiting to catch it that feel safe, kind, and warm…

On Tuesday at 10.15am the information board in Barn Road showed that St Andrew’s car park was full, so I parked elsewhere and deprived the city revenue of several pounds.

Until about five or six years ago, the rivers and Broads around Horning were teeming with coots, moorhens and other medium size aquatic birds.

In extremely poor taste, inappropriate, offensive, crass, clumsy and potentially dangerous — let me echo the words of Steven Downes in his column condemning the installation of the Antony Gormley sculpture of a lifelike human figure on the roof-edge of the UEA library.

We’re well into this year’s running season, and I’ve been fortunate enough to take part in three half-marathons over the last few weeks.

It was April 1 (All Fools’ Day) so at first I didn’t quite believe the item on the news I was listening to — but it proved to be true.

We moved to Norwich from Essex last year. We are dedicated cyclists and have not owned a car in the UK for 25 years.

I am fed up of the mispronunciation of Sprowston and Trowse by Radio Norfolk.

The announcement that Norwich City Council intends to extend 20mph speed limits throughout the city is not surprising, despite being of little or no obvious benefit to the community.

Having recently retired from my job as a careworker, I would like to thank all the service users I visited over the past 15 years for making my job such a pleasure.

It is always very easy for people to complain about treatment received or not as the case maybe but my wife has, in the last five months, had excellent attention and compassion in every department she has been in at both the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (N&NUH) and James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

In my brief career as a court reporter – surprisingly boring but at least you had a decent lunch hour – one thing stood out. That was how unhealthy so many of the criminals looked.

Back in 1976, from our home in Reepham, we started the charity then called Anorexic Family Aid, later to become Eating Disorders Association and then BEAT.

When I was 17, having been at work for about 18 months, I moved into my own little flat in Clapham, London. One of the things I hadn’t prepared for, having just left home, was there’d be no TV. Being hard-up, I think this must have been the point at which I became a radio person.

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