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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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EYESORE: Area in need of clean-up

EYESORE: Area in need of clean-up

Can’t someone do something with the eyesore that is the land to the rear of the new Aldi shop?

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PETITION: Back campaign on nurses’ pay

PETITION: Back campaign on nurses’ pay

The RCN is asking readers to sign a petition at www.rcn.org.uk/nursingcounts demanding an end to the one per cent cap on nurses’ pay.

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COUNSELLING: Free scheme for veterans

COUNSELLING: Free scheme for veterans

While many readers will have enjoyed a happy Christmas with family and friends, it is important to remember those who have struggled with loneliness, depression and anxiety over the holidays, and continue to do so.

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COLLECTION: Rugby players are grateful

COLLECTION: Rugby players are grateful

I’d like to thank the generosity and kindness of those who shop in the Alnwick branch of Morrison’s supermarket and the staff who work there.

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CHARITY: Vying for huge funding boost

CHARITY: Vying for huge funding boost

Nobody thinks cancer will happen to their child, until it does.

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Potential gain for tourism

INFRASTRUCTURE: Potential gain for tourism

Thank you to Martin Swinbank for his letter about the county council’s Geared Up prospectus and the aim to invest in local walking and cycling infrastructure, (Northumberland Gazette, January 5).

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DROP-IN: Trust will do what it can

DROP-IN: Trust will do what it can

Your report on the plight of Wooler Drop-In Centre may have given some the impression that its problems have been created by the Glendale Gateway Trust (GGT) charging it rent for the premises, (Northumberland Gazette, December 29).

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FIREWORKS: Limit usage to reduce risk

FIREWORKS: Limit usage to reduce risk

I remember reading in the Northumberland Gazette around November 5, that a horse in Bamburgh had to be put down having badly entangled itself on barbed wire and that a dog had drowned after scrambling onto rocks at Whitley Bay. Both had been spooked by fireworks.

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CHARITY: A grand sum for two causes

CHARITY: A grand sum for two causes

I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who attended my annual charity event on Friday, December 2.

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CADETS: Will you rise to the challenge?

CADETS: Will you rise to the challenge?

Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet?

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TRAVEL: Region can be cycle capital

TRAVEL: Region can be cycle capital

The Northumberland Cycling and Walking Board of the county council produced an excellent aspirant document back in the spring.

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COUNCILLOR: Serving the community

COUNCILLOR: Serving the community

I refer to your article concerning the deputy chairman of Belford Parish Council and an alleged posting seven years ago on Facebook, and a call for him to resign, (Northumberland Gazette, December 22).

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APPEAL: Amazed by generosity

APPEAL: Amazed by generosity

On Saturday, November 26, Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal loaded 4,703 shoeboxes from Northumberland onto a lorry to take them to needy children in Romania. This exceeded our total from last year by 200, which was absolutely excellent.

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BREXIT: Attitude is not helpful to us

BREXIT: Attitude is not helpful to us

It’s a pity that Theresa May and her colleagues never listened to our own sensible and pragmatic (pro-Brexit) MP, Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

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STRANDED: Thank you for helping

STRANDED: Thank you for helping

Thanks to the family I flagged down while stranded at the bus stop opposite Felton Village Hall.

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DEVELOPMENT: Golf club looks rosy

DEVELOPMENT: Golf club looks rosy

Readers will be aware of the multiple planning applications for housing development submitted throughout north Northumberland by Northumberland Estates and approved by Northumberland County Council.

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DEMENTIA: Society here to help sufferers

DEMENTIA: Society here to help sufferers

While for many, this time of year is full of excitement, new research by Alzheimer’s Society has found that over half of people affected by dementia find Christmas to be the most isolating time of the year.

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