Letters - September 20, 2011

BBC undated handout photo of Strictly Come Dancing judges Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli. Dixon says she needs protection from fellow judge Bruno Tonioli's clawing hands - because she fears he may cause a wardrobe malfunction. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 16, 2011. The 32-year-old said the Italian - known for his expressive gestures - almost caused her breast to pop out during a live edition of the TV dance contest last year. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire'NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
BBC undated handout photo of Strictly Come Dancing judges Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli. Dixon says she needs protection from fellow judge Bruno Tonioli's clawing hands - because she fears he may cause a wardrobe malfunction. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 16, 2011. The 32-year-old said the Italian - known for his expressive gestures - almost caused her breast to pop out during a live edition of the TV dance contest last year. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire'NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
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I’M sick and tired of people giving Blackpool a kicking before they even set foot in it.

It’s in the North, it’s on the coast, so it must be a grotty provincial seaside town, full of working class morons drinking themselves into oblivion.

There are grot spots. There are people drinking too much.

But last time I visited London, Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton, guess what?

They all have the same problem – in limited areas.

Blackpool’s no different.

Bruno Tonioli’s comments made the other day were laziness on his behalf. Let’s tap into old view of Blackpool without checking out the facts.

Did he mention the new trams? No.

Did he mention the new Promenade? No. Did he mention the improvements at Blackpool Tower and the Pleasure Beach? No.

Stop the knocking when you simply don’t know the facts.

CHRIS DYSON

Commonside, Ansdell

I’M sorry to say that Bruno is absolutely correct, Blackpool is full of drunks and druggies and, as my wife and I are only in our early sixties, we are afraid to come into Blackpool at all.

So many innocent people are assaulted for absolutely no reason, and it’s not worth the risk.

We need to rid the streets of these mindless thugs, with no respect for anything or anybody, and make life a total misery for all law-abiding citizens.

The reason local people don’t support the entertainment on offer in Blackpool is because they are far too afraid to go out in the evenings.

Something needs to be done about it, and sooner rather than later.

NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED

MY mum and I would like to thank the lovely lady who knocked on our door a week last Thursday (September 8) to return my handbag that she and her husband had found hanging on a Tesco trolley.

We hadn’t realised that we had left it behind, and so hadn’t started to go through the nightmare of trying to find it and panic about cancelling bank cards, etc, so it was a wonderful relief to have it returned so promptly.

Our only regret is that we didn’t get the lady’s name, only that she was from St Annes, so thought I would send an email to the local paper in the hope that you will publish it so all readers (and I hope she will be one of them) will know how appreciative we are of her honesty and kindness.

Our thanks again, lovely lady, for going out of your way to restore our faith in human nature.

DOREEN and PEGGY

Marton

Blackpool

THE Salvation Army would like to thank the public for their financial support through our September Annual Appeal ‘Mending Broken Lives’.

Volunteers from The Salvation Army knock on doors and collect at strategic points in the town to raise funds for our residential and community work, this ensures that 100 per cent of the money raised is used for the good works of the organisation.

In Blackpool, The Salvation Army is best known for its work through The Bridge Project at Raikes Parade, seeking to help homeless and vulnerable adults of Blackpool. Around the UK, our residential services serve through homeless centres, care homes, tracing services as well as work with children. Last year this cost £80m and the September appeal is an important part of the fund-raising activities.

Thank you for your support, please keep supporting The Salvation Army to support the many needy people in our country.

MAJOR IAN HARRIS

Raikes Parade

Blackpool