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DONATIONS: Generosity raised funds

I would like to thank the following shops for their generous donations to my charity tombola – The Emporium, Northumbria Pets, The Linen Cupboard, Marilyn and Melrose, and A World of Difference.

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NEWSPAPER: Service needs more readers

NEWSPAPER: Service needs more readers

Alnwick Lions Talking Newspaper has been providing a service to the visually impaired for 35 years

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OPENCAST: Hope decision is overturned

OPENCAST: Hope decision is overturned

Some issues bring people from across the political spectrum together.

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AIRPORT: Expansion is not the risk

AIRPORT: Expansion is not the risk

An open letter to Andrew Percy MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse.

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EVACUEES: Belated thanks to the town

EVACUEES: Belated thanks to the town

Following a discussion with my grandchildren the other day concerning my memories immediately after the start of the Second World War on September 3, 1939, I began to wonder how many of the population of Alnwick would be able to recall the day 77 years ago when their town was invaded by some 250 to 300 pupils and teachers of Wallsend Secondary School.

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LYNX: Nature aims must be clear

LYNX: Nature aims must be clear

I fear that Mr Hopper does not consider the true problem of reintroducing the lynx, (Northumberland Gazette, September 1).

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VISITORS: Figures are no surprise to us

VISITORS: Figures are no surprise to us

Reading your article about more visitors to Northumberland during a weekend break ourselves was of little surprise, (Northumberland Gazette, September 15).

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OPENCAST: Better look to renewables

OPENCAST: Better look to renewables

The Secretary of State’s decision to ‘call in’ Banks Mining’s application for a devastating opencast mine at Druridge Bay is to be greatly welcomed by everyone who wants a better future for Northumberland, and for the world’s climate.

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EDUCATION: No place for these schools

EDUCATION: No place for these schools

This is an open letter to our MP imploring her to vote against any legislation that calls for the re-introduction of grammar schools, irrespective of where they are to be sited and of any conditions.

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FUND-RAISING: Thank you all for kindness

FUND-RAISING: Thank you all for kindness

I am writing to say a big thank you to our local businesses who very kindly donated many gifts as raffle prizes for my fund-raiser for the German Shepherd Dog Rescue, held on Saturday, September 3.

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EVENT: Act quickly to claim a stall

EVENT: Act quickly to claim a stall

The Alnwick Lions are once again holding their annual charities event in the Northumberland Hall.

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VACCINATION: Call in to get free flu jab

VACCINATION: Call in to get free flu jab

At this time of difficulties for the National Health Service, we are delighted that the health professionals at The Bondgate Practice and the Infirmary Drive Medical Group in Alnwick are joining together to organise Super Saturday when eligible patients of both practices can receive their seasonal flu vaccinations.

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HOSPITAL: Shocked by ward closure

HOSPITAL: Shocked by ward closure

I have just returned from signing a petition against the ward closure at Rothbury Community Hospital.

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DOCTORS: Don’t endanger public support

DOCTORS: Don’t endanger public support

I write in support of the junior doctors’ industrial action.

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BREXIT: Vive la révolution!

BREXIT: Vive la révolution!

Why is anyone surprised that the UK is so upbeat about Brexit or that the economy hasn’t crashed and burned as predicted?

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TRAVEL: Excited to see Wooler again

TRAVEL: Excited to see Wooler again

In my planning for an upcoming trip to the UK, I noticed the article in your paper about the decision to build a replica of the fountain in Wooler, originally built in memory of William Wightman, my great-great-grandfather.

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POLITICS: How we are improving your county

POLITICS: How we are improving your county

My thanks and congratulations to all who took part in the Tall Ships Regatta – a universally-acclaimed international advert for the many benefits of living, working and investing in this great county.

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POLITICS: Stop your whinging

POLITICS: Stop your whinging

My thanks and congratulations to all who took part in the Tall Ships Regatta – a universally-acclaimed international advert for the many benefits of living, working and investing in this great county.

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LYNX: Meeting did not allay fears

LYNX: Meeting did not allay fears

I managed to elicit the place of the UK Lynx United meeting in Kielder from the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

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BLANKETS: Years of help for charities

BLANKETS: Years of help for charities

I was interested to see recently an article about a lady making blankets for charity.

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