WE are in a society where racism is a problem. The powers that be seem to think it’s OK for someone to go to work and get abused. From footballers to people doing their everyday jobs, racism will never go away until something is done.

S Hamblin, Victoria Street, Cwmbran Time for action in town centre THERE is no doubt the closure of the Co-op store in Maindee is a blow. Local residents hope another retailer will move in. Nevertheless, during the recent elections the elected Labour councillors promised to revitalise the centre. With this announcement, perhaps we will see from the councillors more action and less self congratulatory online twittering? Jeff Evans, Duckpool Road, Newport