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PLANS: Careful how you respond

Households in Hipsburn and Lesbury received consultation documents from Northumberland Estates on November 29, about proposals for housing developments in each area.

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PLANS: Timing is interesting

PLANS: Timing is interesting

Your report on the latest Northumberland Estates development proposals for Lesbury and Hipsburn (Northumberland Gazette, November 29) will raise concerns for many local residents that this is another attempt to undermine the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan, which was recently approved by Lesbury Parish Council.

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HOSPITAL: Campaigners vindicated

HOSPITAL: Campaigners vindicated

As a concerned, ageing resident I attended the open meetings in 2016/2017 at which the Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) outlined its proposals to close all the beds at Rothbury Hospital, and I witnessed the universal anger and distress of hundreds of others from the local communities.

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REMEMBRANCE: Dismayed by the outburst

REMEMBRANCE: Dismayed by the outburst

I write in response to your article alleging ‘anger’ at the Service of Remembrance and Parade and a letter that appeared on the same subject, (Northumberland Gazette, November 15).

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AUSTERITY: MP missed some points

AUSTERITY: MP missed some points

I read Mrs Trevelyan’s column in the Gazette last week, but felt that you may have inadvertently missed some of her points in summarising the ‘end of austerity’ and thought it might be worthwhile pointing out the following: ‘Stability and growth is now paying off’, except for the 4.1million children living in poverty in the UK in 2016-17.

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MP: It was a great piece of satire

MP: It was a great piece of satire

After reading Anne-Marie Trevelyan’s column in last week’s Northumberland Gazette, I felt I must congratulate you on publishing such a superbly up-to-date piece of satire.

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CIVIC PARADE: Service was not suitable

CIVIC PARADE: Service was not suitable

What a great pity that the civic 2018 centenary memorial Armistice service, held around the world at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate the fallen in the Great War 1914/18, and for those who gave their lives since in the service of this country, should not be conveniently suitable for those who organised and took part in a service and civic parade four hours later in Alnwick.

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REMEMBRANCE: Thank you for your poppies

REMEMBRANCE: Thank you for your poppies

It is difficult to express my gratitude, and on behalf of the community of Amble, for all those very kind and generous people who gave their time to make the poppies for the fantastic poppy cascade here in Amble’s Memorial Gardens.

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TRANSPORT: Survey will be a waste

TRANSPORT: Survey will be a waste

Friday, November 9, saw the inaugural meeting of the North of Tyne Combined Authority. This authority comprises Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside and Northumberland Councils.

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REMEMBRANCE: Continue help for servicemen

REMEMBRANCE: Continue help for servicemen

As the day that will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War draws near, it is time not only to reflect upon the sacrifices made by so many and the struggle that the nation, communities and families faced to rebuild after such devastation but also on the continuing debt we owe to our servicemen and women who are still all too frequently put into harm’s way.

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HOSPITAL: Thank you for the donations

HOSPITAL: Thank you for the donations

On behalf of the League of Friends of the Alnwick Hospital, may I first of all extend my sincere appreciation to businesses in the town and people who kindly donated prizes for our raffle.

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CHRISTMAS: All ready for the switch-on

CHRISTMAS: All ready for the switch-on

This year’s switch on of Alnwick Christmas Lights will take place at 7pm on Friday, November 23, in Alnwick Market Place – we invariably select the penultimate Friday in November for the event.

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