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ORGANS: Light at the end of the tunnel

After years of tireless lobbying and campaigning by the BMA, Theresa May’s announcement at the Conservative Party conference to introduce an opt-out system for organ donation in England is welcome news.

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GAMBLING: Region’s paying a high price

GAMBLING: Region’s paying a high price

Gambling is so often the preserve of the poor and the desperate. Sadly, too many find themselves in such financial straits in the North East.

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BREXIT: What’s so great about Britain?

BREXIT: What’s so great about Britain?

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP wrote two pieces last week (Northumberland Gazette, October 12), but alas, she did not really say anything other than repeat Government mantras and aspirations.

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BREXIT: Fears for rural livelihoods

BREXIT: Fears for rural livelihoods

Has it occurred to our MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan that the reason more people are politically engaged is that most are deeply concerned at the turn being taken by Brexit, and that many in her Berwick constituency fear for their livelihoods in a resulting economic collapse (Northumberland Gazette, October 12)?

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BREXIT: Options may be disaster

BREXIT: Options may be disaster

Now that the construction industry has contracted owing to the uncertainty caused by Brexit, is it time to consider that we should remain in the European Union after all?

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FRIENDS: Supporting local hospital

FRIENDS: Supporting local hospital

On behalf of the League of Friends of the Alnwick Hospital, may I first of all extend my sincere appreciation to all of the businesses and people who kindly donated prizes for our raffle.

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CHOIR: Trust’s backing is invaluable

CHOIR: Trust’s backing is invaluable

Just over a week ago at the conclusion of a most amazing concert shared by Voicemale and the visiting German choir, Chor des Herrn K, from Burgdorf, I thought that my list of persons and organisations to be thanked was comprehensive and had covered everyone.

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BREXIT: Democracy is very much alive

BREXIT: Democracy is very much alive

I write in reply to the letter from Angels For Europe, (Northumberland Gazette, September 21).

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SUPPORT: Belated thanks for Sine’s care

SUPPORT: Belated thanks for Sine’s care

It is over a month ago that my lovely wife Sine (Sheena to her readers) died, and I would like to send rather belated thanks to the many out there who helped daughter Cathy, son-in-law Allen and myself through this sad time.

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POLITICS: What about the key issues?

POLITICS: What about the key issues?

Any decent company conference allocates speaker time in proportion to the threats and opportunities facing the organisation in the next year.

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HOTEL: A real jewel in the crown

HOTEL: A real jewel in the crown

I read with interest that the Royal Air Force Association Wings Breaks Hotel in Rothbury has retained its ‘good’ rating with the Care Quality Commission, (Northumberland Gazette, September 28).

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SCHOOL: Speak out on under-funding

SCHOOL: Speak out on under-funding

I am writing in response to the letter from Conservative councillors Castle, Moore and Thorne titled Credit For First Class Facility, (Northumberland Gazette, October 5).

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HOSPITAL: Savings will be minimal

HOSPITAL: Savings will be minimal

With regard to Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) decision on Rothbury Hospital, £500,000 will not be saved in nursing salaries by the closure of the 12 beds.

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BREXIT: Patronising to the young

BREXIT: Patronising to the young

According to our MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan, young people had been misinformed into thinking that, among other issues, they might not be allowed to go to France after Brexit.

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CROSSING: This is a recipe for tragedy

CROSSING: This is a recipe for tragedy

Twice lately I’ve come across a scene of total chaos in the centre of Alnwick at roughly 3.15pm.

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MUSEUM: Fantastic fund-raising success

MUSEUM: Fantastic fund-raising success

On behalf of Bailiffgate Museum I would like to thank everyone for the fantastic support we received for our sell-out Last Night of the Proms fund-raising event.

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SCHOOL: Credit for first class facility

SCHOOL: Credit for first class facility

On September 27, we attended the Duchess’s Community High School open evening at the invitation of headteacher Maurice Hall, along with many parents of prospective pupils.

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HOSPITAL: Some selective hearing maybe

HOSPITAL: Some selective hearing maybe

When the Government wants to do something like leaving the EU it says it is “listening to the will of the people”.

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HOSPITAL: Evidence is unscientific

HOSPITAL: Evidence is unscientific

As a resident of Rothbury, I was personally shocked last year when the hospital beds in Rothbury were closed without warning.

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AWARDS: A magical atmosphere

AWARDS: A magical atmosphere

With reference to your letter, (Northumberland Gazette, September 28), thank you Mr and Mrs Barrett, the Sunflower Challenge does, indeed, hold a special place in Alnwick in Bloom’s (AiB) heart.

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