This section is where News Shopper journalists and readers have their say on local stories, topical issues and other subjects close to their heart.
If you've got a rant to get off your chest, a suggestion for something you'd improve in the area if you had chance or simply something interesting to say which you think can spark some healthy debate, write an article and email it to web manager Simon Bull
6:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014
12:41pm Wednesday 1st October 2014
Letter to the editor: London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks showcase the capital to the world and we should delight in its immense popularity. Sadly, the Mayor of London is making the decision to introduce a £10 charge for this event.
12:39pm Wednesday 1st October 2014
12:35pm Wednesday 1st October 2014
12:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014
Letter to the editor: The new Sunday parcel deliveries introduced by Royal Mail will make it so much more convenient for people who work to have their parcels delivered on a Sunday when they are at home.
11:09am Wednesday 1st October 2014
10:59am Wednesday 1st October 2014
10:57am Wednesday 1st October 2014
10:55am Wednesday 1st October 2014
10:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014
Letter to the editor: I do not know if the News Shopper would publish this type of story, but I feel the more people that are made aware of the current phone scam that happened to my mum on Saturday, the better.
10:52am Wednesday 1st October 2014
10:49am Wednesday 1st October 2014
6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014
6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014
6:30am Monday 29th September 2014
6:30am Friday 26th September 2014
6:30am Thursday 25th September 2014
10:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014
12:06pm Wednesday 24th September 2014
12:02pm Wednesday 24th September 2014
Letter to the editor: On October 18, People Before Profit activists will be supporting the People’s Assembly, USC, the Green Party, the TUC, NHS workers, firemen, teachers, the low paid and the jobless in the national Britain Needs a Payrise anti-austerity march through London.
11:59am Wednesday 24th September 2014
11:56am Wednesday 24th September 2014
11:53am Wednesday 24th September 2014
11:50am Wednesday 24th September 2014
11:44am Wednesday 24th September 2014
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11:32am Wednesday 24th September 2014
11:16am Wednesday 24th September 2014
11:14am Wednesday 24th September 2014
11:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014
Letter to the editor: I can honestly say how appalled I am quite a lot of people are with these youths who have nothing better to do than hang around outside on the streets “gobbing” and littering, smoking cannabis, drinking and causing trouble.
10:54am Wednesday 24th September 2014
10:46am Wednesday 24th September 2014
Letter to the editor: The answer to the question regarding indecent exposure (5 thoughts of the week, September 17) is as follows: the offence is now simply “exposure” from Sexual Offences Act 2003, rather than indecent exposure.
6:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014
6:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
6:30am Monday 22nd September 2014
6:30am Friday 19th September 2014
12:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014
6:30am Thursday 18th September 2014
12:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
Letter to the editor: Every time I visit Queen Elizabeth Hospital I have to walk through a haze of cigarette smoke under an enclosed canopy before I get to the entrance, despite “no smoking” signs being prominently displayed.
12:18pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
12:14pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
Letter to the editor: Tesco’s Woolwich winning the dubious architectural Carbuncle Cup award for its “inept, oppressive and arrogant” development is also a fitting tribute to Greenwich planners (Tesco creates carbuncle, September 10).
12:11pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
Letter to the editor: Can someone tell me why Gravesham Council appears to be mainly concerned about building flats for over 55s, not catering for all ages such as 18 to 35. And 35 to 49 years of age.
12:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
12:01pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
Letter to the editor: Last week I received a Labour Party leaflet published by Labour Councillor Colin Caller, saying that “only very limited consultation took place” before our street lights were switched off in the early hours of the morning.
11:57am Wednesday 17th September 2014
11:53am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Letter to the editor: I refer to an email sent to you on the August 1, 2014 regarding my abstaining in the vote for councillor reduction from three to two and my reasons for it. I note that it was not printed.
11:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Letter to the editor: Back in the 1960s I worked in the camera trade selling everything and anything to do with amateur photography. Back then there was no digital, it was all done with film, predominantly black and white, but with a growing interest in colour. I then got married and changed career direction.
11:40am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Letter to the editor: Seeing the front page headline (Family of thugs, September 3) it just angers me so much at how persistently weak justice is in the UK, and how it always seems to swing in favour of the criminals/offenders.
11:33am Wednesday 17th September 2014