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Sue Carroll's Column: Howay gays.

NEWCASTLE'S Labour Council has decided to create a special gay quarter in the city because the ''Pink Pound'' - the spending power of homosexuals - is all going to Manchester. This can only cause havoc with traditional Geordie culture.

Can we now expect Lindisfarne's greatest hit to become The Fag On The Tyne and will the Toon Army applaud Alan Queerer while chanting Gaydon Races?

And what of our famous contributions to television: Bender, I Like Me Lads and Dyker Grove don't have quite the same ring.

As for our celebrated dish - stotty cake - it doesn't bear thinking about.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Carroll, Sue
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 4, 1999
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