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Your Say

DEVELOPMENT: Town needs a local plan

It’s that time when local politicians are meant to listen to local residents so in Amble let’s ask them about the planning issues surrounding our little town, especially the following.

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LEISURE: Timing could be crucial

LEISURE: Timing could be crucial

The article concerning the planned demolition of the Lindisfarne Sports Hall, with loss of associated outdoor facilities, makes interesting reading, (Northumberland Gazette, April 20).

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COUNCILLOR: Issues were cleared up

COUNCILLOR: Issues were cleared up

Thank you Gordon Castle, county councillor.

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SHOW: You made it a success again

SHOW: You made it a success again

The Alnwick Spring Show committee would like to thank the many individuals and organisations who contributed financially, in kind, and with their time to help make this year’s Spring Show a success.

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COUNCIL: Alarmed by developments

COUNCIL: Alarmed by developments

I find Northumberland County Council’s management of Amble development a disgrace.

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HOSPITAL: Ward closure not justified

HOSPITAL: Ward closure not justified

Readers will know that NHS Northumberland Clinical Conditioning Group (CCG) has announced its intention to permanently close Rothbury Community Hospital on the grounds of low bed occupancy and cost.

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FACILITIES: No thought for our activities

FACILITIES: No thought for our activities

With reference to the demolition of the Lindisfarne School site, it seems that, once again, decisions have been made with no thought of the effects on local people and their needs.

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POLITICS: Response to criticisms

POLITICS: Response to criticisms

I write with reference the letter from Mr T Clark, Labour candidate for Amble, (Northumberland Gazette, March 30).

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POLITICS: Fully satisfy requirements

POLITICS: Fully satisfy requirements

It is unfortunate to see in the run-up to the local elections the tactics being employed by political opponents.

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LONELINESS: We can all play important part

LONELINESS: We can all play important part

It was good to read that Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan is promoting the work of the Jo Cox Commission on loneliness, (Northumberland Gazette, March 30).

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CONCERT: A wonderful music event

CONCERT: A wonderful music event

On behalf of everyone at St Michael’s Church, Alnwick, we would like to offer huge thanks to Bryan Jackson, Northern Sinfonietta and soloist Gina McCormack for the wonderful concert in church.

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TOURISM: Publicity is not helpful

TOURISM: Publicity is not helpful

More publicity, more congestion, more dogs.

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POLITICS: Candidates should be local

POLITICS: Candidates should be local

As somebody who was born in, lived in and has worked in Alnwick my entire life, I have had (for some time now) growing concerns in the lead-up to the next local election on Thursday, May 4.

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POLITICS: Be accountable for spending

POLITICS: Be accountable for spending

Has the council forgotten about us?

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BREXIT: We must keep health workers

BREXIT: We must keep health workers

A survey of EU doctors by the British Medical Association has found that more than four in 10 are considering leaving the UK in light of the EU referendum result.

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POLITICS: Let’s go back to the basics

POLITICS: Let’s go back to the basics

I write regarding the Conservatives’ Northumberland survey, Your Views Matter.

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MUSEUM: Grateful for your support

MUSEUM: Grateful for your support

The Friends of Bailiffgate Museum held another successful craft fair in the Northumberland Hall on Saturday, March 25.

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SERVICE: Shopping local pays off

SERVICE: Shopping local pays off

I badly needed a new bed. Living alone, the logistics of getting a replacement and having it assembled was problematic.

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The Alnwick Garden Trusts Elderberries Programme invited local residents the chance to  take part in some silk painting, which will be displayed as part of the Cherry Blossom Dedication Ceremony. There was an open session held in our Pavilion Room with the materials provided. It was a great success with members of the Blooming Well Group, Clinic Caf�, the Drop In Centre and residents from local residential homes.

Art session was silky smooth

The Alnwick Garden Trust’s Elderberries Programme offered local residents the chance to take part in some silk painting.

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SERVICE: Supporting Christian work

SERVICE: Supporting Christian work

I should like to thank everyone who attended the Women’s World Day of Prayer service at St James’s United Reformed Church, Alnwick, on March 3, and also those who joined us for a service at Abbeyfield Care Home.

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