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Do the British people take these terror threats seriously?

We have just witnessed a terror attack in Manchester by a lone bomber targeting young people and 10 years ago we had the London bombings.

I ask this because after the London bombings my wife and I were on public transport returning home after a visit to Hallamshire Hospital.

On the bus were mainly elderly passengers and at one stage a woman got on with a shopping trolley and proceeded to wedge the trolley between the side of the bus and a seat on the lower deck then went upstairs

You could hear all the passengers talking, obviously worried, especially as the luggage rack was empty.

We were getting off outside TJHughes and as we were getting off I in formed the driver about the passengers’ concerns.

I thought he might have done something about it, emptied the bus, called police just to be on the safe side, but no, just carried on his merry way, obviously no thought for what had happened a couple of days earlier.

Dave M

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They are winning

You go to bed, you get up in the morning see the news and hear about the attack in Manchester.

It’s just too unbearable, kids having fun at a concert, young lives wiped out. Maybe it affects us more because it’s children being targeted.

The police say we need to find out if it’s a lone terrorist or an organisation behind it. What difference does that make? We are told we can’t let terrorists win, well from my viewpoint they are winning.

Jayne Grayson

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I couldn’t get my breath

I very rarely read ‘my stars’ in The Star ever, but today, watching the terrible news from Manchester on TV, I read the Monday evening edition.

It freaked me out because it could not have been more true if I had written it myself.

Russell Grant you most certainly are psychic, how do you do it?

Ann Dawson

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Missing person

There seems to a name and a face missing from the election leaflets I’ve been getting from Labour in Sheffield Central.

It’s no great surprise as Paul Blomfield endorsed Owen Smith in the Labour leadership election.

Blomfield also supported a no-confidence motion in this person in June 2016.

It appears that voting Labour will mainly re-elect MPs who have clearly indicated that they don’t support their leader. The missing person is Jeremy Corbyn.

Richard Madden

Rockingham Street, Sheffield, S1

Some home truths

After making Brexit the main issue in the General Election and repeating the phrase “Strong and stable government”, we finally get some home truths from Theresa May about what she would do for us in England:

Pensioners worse off.

Families worse off.

NHS nurses and doctors worse off.

Railway strikes to continue, because of one man’s wage (the guard).

Police numbers cut and crime figures at highest ever level in spite of fiddling figures.

Mothers told to supply each child with sandwiches as no free lunches available any more.

Winter fuel payments set to be scrapped except for people who can fill in complicated means test forms.

My personal opinion is the Tories are worried and will try the usual character assassination on Jeremy Corbyn or members of the opposition.

I think Mr Corbyn has proved his worthiness as a statesman by not answering the stupid questions and not stooping to the low insults from Boris Johnson and most of the media.

If Theresa May cannot meet with ordinary people and rely on party leaders, how will she go on with 27 European leaders? We have no chance for a good deal on Brexit.

Theresa May is a weak and complacent leader, so if senior citizens wake up we might have a change, which we all need.



Happy memories

David Anderson’s article on Dave Froggatt brought back happy memories of my time in the Parcels Office at Sheffield Midland railway station in the early 1960s.

My desk was in front of Dave’s and I would hear little snatches of verse and his funny comments about things. He was a happy man and cheerful.

I have a signed copy of his book Moor owd Tup. Dave ‘Tup’ Froggatt had more hair in those days.

The church was full for his funeral. He has left a lot of happy memories to a lot of people.

Anne Diver


That is Toryism

Further to previous “letters of warning” published recently about voting tory in the upcoming General Election, I would just like to remind the voters about two other things that will come along with the Tory vote.

Firstly the largely unwanted HS2 into the area, but much more worrying is the fracking that they are determined to forge ahead with and the uncertainty and possible dangers that all that entails.

Anyone unaware of the dangers there I would suggest they do some research on the subject.

As I have already stated they are determined to go ahead with both and voting for them will give them licence to do anything they wish to do, whether the general public wants them or not.

That is Toryism.

B Heaton

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He cost Owls

I find it astounding that a striker such as Jordan Rhodes didn’t take a penalty in the shoot out for Sheffield Wednesday against Huddersfield because he didn’t feel confident.

It makes one wonder why he was in the team in the first place.

His job is to score goals, be it penalties or otherwise.

Along with the manager he cost the Owls the game.

EB Warris

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Take note

Leeds has been named one of this year’s top European destinations by the Lonely Planet travel guide.

The guide puts the city fifth on its list of best places to visit in Europe – saying it has shrugged off its “industrial past”.

Leeds was praised for its “urban regeneration”, “flourishing cultural scene”, thriving nightlife” and “reputation for food and craft beer”. Take note Sheffield Council.