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HEALTH: Group gives patients a say

Bondgate Patient Participation Group, which represents children, young people and adults who attend surgeries in Alnwick, Embleton, Longhoughton and Seahouses, is celebrating Patient Participation Awareness Week.

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POLITICS: Sick of the sound-bites

POLITICS: Sick of the sound-bites

At last, the General Election is over, except for the back-biting, blame-laying, fault finding and avoiding personal responsibility. Nothing new there then.

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HOUSING: Life-line’s been put on hold

HOUSING: Life-line’s been put on hold

I understand from an article last week that the plan to build 51 rentable homes in Amble has been put on hold, (Northumberland Gazette, June 15).

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STATEMENT: Investment was not agreed

STATEMENT: Investment was not agreed

On February 23, a statement was released by Northumberland County Council, endorsed by Coun Scott Dickinson and Robert Arckless.

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BLOOD: Ample room for service

BLOOD: Ample room for service

Last week you reported that the NHS Blood and Transplant Service (NHSBT) is to end blood donor sessions at the Jubilee Institute in Rothbury on August 16 of this year, (Northumberland Gazette, June 15).

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ANIMALS: Care for the workers

ANIMALS: Care for the workers

Working animals, such as horses, donkeys and camels, are fundamental in supporting the livelihoods of the world’s poorest people.

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ELECTION: A privilege to have stood

ELECTION: A privilege to have stood

I would like to express my thanks to those who voted for the Green Party in last week’s General Election.

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ELECTION: Young people are watching

ELECTION: Young people are watching

Reports suggest that a huge 72 per cent of 18-24-year-olds turned out to vote in the recent election.

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FUND-RAISING: A great big thank you

FUND-RAISING: A great big thank you

A great big thank you from Ray and Mary Wood and family to those who supported their charity fund-raising evening at Seahouses Social Club, on Saturday, May 20.

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ELECTION: Inspired by community

ELECTION: Inspired by community

I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to the many residents who voted in the General Election.

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CARE: Treated so professionally

CARE: Treated so professionally

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all the staff at Alnwick Infirmary following my recent stay there.

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COLLECTION: Funding work with refugees

COLLECTION: Funding work with refugees

Many thanks to the people of Warkworth and Acklington for their generosity and hard work in Christian Aid Week.

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FUND-RAISING: Overwhelmed by support

FUND-RAISING: Overwhelmed by support

I celebrated my recent birthday with a fund-raising event for Marie Curie at the Hermitage Inn in Warkworth.

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RETIREMENT: Many happy memories

RETIREMENT: Many happy memories

May I say a huge thank you to all of the clients and work colleagues at Alnorthumbria Veterinary practice for their kind words, letters, cards and gifts, given to me on my recent retirement from the practice.

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ROADS: Lines need attention

ROADS: Lines need attention

Take a look over the next week or two at the state of the white lining and yellow lining on the roads in Alnwick.

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VOLUNTEERS: Improving lives every day

VOLUNTEERS: Improving lives every day

Every day thousands of young people across Northumberland are helped to improve their lives by the 247 inspiring people who give up their time and volunteer for The Children’s Society.

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FUND-RAISING: Wonderful sum raised

FUND-RAISING: Wonderful sum raised

Please may I through your pages say a huge thank you to the people of Wooler and surrounding area who gave so generously to the Red Cross coffee morning, held in the Glendale Hall on Saturday, May 22.

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AID: Comfort for the refugees

AID: Comfort for the refugees

Many events took place during the course of Christian Aid Week – coffee mornings, Big Brekkies, young people’s events, door-to-door and street collecting, to name but a few. The final total for the week was a marvellous £5,758.71.

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WALKING: Pupils step up to challenge

WALKING: Pupils step up to challenge

Living Streets’ Walk to School Week is over for another year and we’d like to thank everyone in Northumberland who contributed to making it a massive success.

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PLAN: Don’t waste opportunity

PLAN: Don’t waste opportunity

Yet another election looms on June 15, and to many it may seem of less significance than those of recent times. The reality is somewhat different.

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