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Your Say

RESORT: Plans not for residents

I refer to your article regarding proposals for Percy Wood Golf and Country Retreat (Northumberland Gazette, February 2), and would like to give you a resident’s perspective.

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GULLS: Man to blame for behaviour

GULLS: Man to blame for behaviour

In the debate about gulls, ‘seagulls’ to the non-ornithologist, (Northumberland Gazette, February 9), Anne-Marie Trevelyan will be well aware of the directive protecting endangered bird species. Here are the facts.

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POLITICS: lection fever has started

POLITICS: lection fever has started

I suppose with a local election looming in May we can expect to see election fever starting, but I was surprised to see even at this early stage the type of articles that are starting to appear from the Labour Party.

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SCHOOL: Show unity to fight closure

SCHOOL: Show unity to fight closure

We are facing a crisis in our village of Belford.

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PRISON: Rectify the problems

PRISON: Rectify the problems

The serious problems exposed in the Panorama programme about HMP Northumberland – which locally we have been aware of for some time, but whom in local or national government ever listens to the people? – must be rectified.

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BEHAVIOUR: Showing lack of respect

BEHAVIOUR: Showing lack of respect

I was appalled to read in the Lesbury parish newsletter that someone stole the Christmas lights from the little tree on the green, just up from the 1068 Alnmouth roundabout in Hipsburn.

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BIRTHDAY: You made it extra special

BIRTHDAY: You made it extra special

On January 20, I celebrated my 90th birthday and what a lovely day I had.

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ADVERTISING: A missed opportunity

ADVERTISING: A missed opportunity

I was taking my bin out for collection, late as usual, but just in time to see the bin lorry pull up outside

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HOSPITAL: Listening, but not hearing

HOSPITAL: Listening, but not hearing

For the last 20 years or more, the buzzword in the NHS has been ‘choice’. However, when it comes to the closure of a hospital, it seems that there is no choice.

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ENVIRONMENT: We need some give and take

ENVIRONMENT: We need some give and take

There was a knock at the door. A council refuse collector was there, “Sorry sir,” he said, “after looking in your bin we can’t take it away.”

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NHS: Under-funding is main threat

NHS: Under-funding is main threat

Aidan Ruff thinks that health tourism will cause the NHS to sink, (Northumberland Gazette, January 26). I believe the Government is causing that to happen on its own without the help of such tourists.

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TRUST: Status means expansion

TRUST: Status means expansion

The Trustees of Community@NE66 Charitable Trust would like to share their good news. Last month the organisation gained Charitable Incorporated Organisation status (reg. 1171202) from the Charities Commission.

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SPENDING: Fixing should be priority

SPENDING: Fixing should be priority

Can they fix it? No, not any longer.

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HOLOCAUST: Learn lessons from the past

HOLOCAUST: Learn lessons from the past

The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday, January 27, is How Can Life Go On?, raising challenging questions for individuals, communities and nations in the aftermath of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

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ENVIRONMENT: Searching for green heroes

ENVIRONMENT: Searching for green heroes

On Saturday, March 25, millions of people worldwide will switch their lights off for Earth Hour.

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ENVIRONMENT: Illuminating discussions

ENVIRONMENT: Illuminating discussions

London, England, late 19th century.

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SEX: Educate to protect pupils

SEX: Educate to protect pupils

In the first 24 hours of Barnardo’s campaign calling on the Government to introduce compulsory, age appropriate, sex and relationship education (SRE) for all children in England, more than 700 people contacted more than half of the country’s MPs.

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MENTAL HEALTH: Urgent need for support

MENTAL HEALTH: Urgent need for support

Taking action on mental health is more important now than ever before.

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HEALTH: We have to get out of our cars

HEALTH: We have to get out of our cars

New research linking heavy traffic with an increased dementia risk shows why we must clean up the air.

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ROTARY: A tree-rific response

ROTARY: A tree-rific response

Alnwick Rotary would like to say a big thank-you to those groups who displayed Christmas trees in the foyer of the Alnwick Playhouse over the festive season.

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