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Your Say

CHARITY: Your interest is appreciated

I would like to thank everyone who came to hear about my visit to Kenya with Save the Children (SC) last month.

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HEALTH: Losing our professionals

HEALTH: Losing our professionals

I read recently that a hospital in the south had told elderly patients to wear a pad as the nurses were too busy to help them to the toilet.

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HEALTH: Less chance to prevent illness

HEALTH: Less chance to prevent illness

A few years ago, as someone well past pension age, I was routinely invited to the local GP surgery for what we called our ‘bi-annual MOT’.

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BREXIT: Ignore vote at your peril

BREXIT: Ignore vote at your peril

OK, I admit it, I’m a long time Conservative activist and was a North East leader of Vote Leave, but also a keen European, and yet not a fan of the EU.

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PLAYHOUSE: An uplifting evening out

PLAYHOUSE: An uplifting evening out

I would like to thank Joe McElderry and the Alnwick Playhouse for a wonderful and uplifting evening.

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DEVELOPMENT: It’s not in the public interest

DEVELOPMENT: It’s not in the public interest

I have written in objection to the development of 45 new residential dwellings in Beadnell.

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LIGHTS: Making this event happen

LIGHTS: Making this event happen

On behalf of my 18 colleagues on Alnwick Christmas Lights Committee I would like to thank the many hundreds who braved a cold Friday night to see the Christmas lights switch-on in the Marketplace.

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LOTTERY: Helping to change lives

LOTTERY: Helping to change lives

What do Active Northumberland, Alnwick Playhouse, and Northumberland Deaf Club have in common?

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TRUMP: President can deliver for us

TRUMP: President can deliver for us

As one of that sad and very small band of people who confidently predicted a Tory win last year, a vote for Brexit and a Donald Trump presidency, but who didn’t bother to place an accumulator bet on all three, hence the sadness, may I make another couple of predictions?

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AWARD: Recognising innovation

AWARD: Recognising innovation

The EBDA Award, one of the oldest community awards in the Borders and North Northumberland, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, recognises innovation, skill and enterprise in the area in which the old Eastern Borders Development Association was so effective in promoting regeneration in the 1960s and 1970s.

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EBDA: Vaccination

EBDA: Vaccination

Ask surgery about flu jab

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MEETING: Find out about charity’s work

MEETING: Find out about charity’s work

The annual general meeting of a charity based in Belford, Bell View, takes place on Tuesday, November 22, at the Resource Centre in West Street.

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CHARGES: Our county is failing people

CHARGES: Our county is failing people

The sense of outrage at the extent of the increases in leisure charges by our county council’s offshoot for the use of publicly owned facilities has been expressed in your paper.

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APPEAL: Gifts are like ‘love in a box’

APPEAL: Gifts are like ‘love in a box’

Operation Christmas Child has been going for 26 years. A simple gift-filled box demonstrates our love for needy children overseas. We call it ‘Love in a Box’.

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PRODUCTION: A double-plus all round

PRODUCTION: A double-plus all round

All hail to the Duchess’s Community High School Student Drama for a double-plus good production and performance of 1984 at Alnwick Playhouse last week.

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LEISURE: Reverse these ‘ludicrous’ fees

LEISURE: Reverse these ‘ludicrous’ fees

‘Helping people make healthy lifestyle choices’ is supposedly at the top of the agenda for Active Northumberland, Northumberland County Council’s service arm responsible for sports and leisure facilities, including the Swan Centre in Berwick and the Willowburn Centre in Alnwick.

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MINE: Public should know cost

MINE: Public should know cost

How many hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money is Northumberland County Council willing to waste to uphold its short-sighted approval for the huge opencast coal mine at Highthorn?

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LEISURE: Move seems ill-advised

LEISURE: Move seems ill-advised

We are writing to express our dismay and annoyance at the decision that Willowburn Sports Centre has taken to cancel all under-16 gym memberships and make it pay to train only for this age group.

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LEISURE: Far-reaching consequences

LEISURE: Far-reaching consequences

Active Northumberland, the body that controls Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre in Alnwick and also runs centres elsewhere in Northumberland, has increased costs by 50 per cent and more without consultation or notice of any kind.

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WALK: Thank you for event support

WALK: Thank you for event support

More than 4,500 people took part in Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk, and I would like to thank every single walker for helping us to raise money and walk for a world without dementia.

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