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I READ with interest the article in Tuesday’s Star (28/6/11) regarding the decision by First and Stagecoach buses to allow passengers to use each others services with the same bus ticket.

I READ with interest the article in Tuesday’s Star (28/6/11) regarding the decision by First and Stagecoach buses to allow passengers to use each others services with the same bus ticket.

Whilst on the surface it would seem to be a great idea I think you will find that us the passengers will regret that decision.

I have a choice of either company to travel to the city centre and the fare at the moment is either £1.10 or £1.30 depending on whose service I use but it is pretty obvious that when the new system starts the price will go back to what it was before the competion, which was £1.80 so the poor travelling public (us) will lose out again to bus companies driven by greed.

Phil Stanley

I think it’s about time these two bus companies stopped competing with each other on our roads I think it’s a brilliant idea. I use the Halfway-Fulwood route and always debate on a Monday morning which ticket I’m going to purchase . Now its going to be so much easier. Fingers crossed it will work and be spread around South Yorkshire.

Sara (a regular traveller on this main route)

Don’t vote for elected mayor

As A resident of Doncaster I would urge Sheffield people to vote against an elected mayor.

Look at the farce Doncaster is going through since having one. We are the laughing stock of the country. We have a mayor who is the only elected member of his party in the council.

Most of his promises made before he was elected were unachievable due to him not having the authority to carry out without changes in the law in Parliament.

The elected Mayor picks his own cabinet and can choose anyone.

So even though one party can have a huge majorty of seats the mayor can pick from any party, so a Labour council could have a Tory or Liberal mayor elected with not a Labour member on the cabinet.

Paul Williams, Ely Street, Rossington, Doncaster

Do we need all these MPs?

IF you stop publishing the laughs we get at reading how the councillors of Sheffield spit vitriol at each other would be missed by many.

From the cushy life the Sheffield MPs appear to live, accountable to no-one, with excellent salaries, perks and expenses, I would ask: could not the local councillors do whatever the MPs class as constituency work?

How often do we see ‘sorry so-and-so cannot be in attendance today’. Many times the House of Commons is almost empty, with a handful of MPs. They bray and baa like stray sheep.

Why on earth do we need Euro MPs? What a waste of millions. Rosie and Linda open this and that, Rosie likes to hear herself talk. Nothing she says is of interest to the man in the street.

Torri, Sheffield

Supermarket’s prices robbery

Eat healthy the experts say, eat five pieces of fruit a day, I cannot afford to eat fruit.

At our supermarket I paid £1.79p for four sticks of rhubarb. It looked as though it had been grown in someone’s garden, not forced.

I fancied some cherries, I soon changed my mind when I saw the price £6.50p, half price.

How on earth do supermarkets justify these prices?

I know petrol prices have increased. Retailers should wear a three-cornered hat and carry a gun, these and other prices are highway robbery.

Eileen Stennett, Ecclesfield