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AID: More scrutiny is required

The article by Tony Willis, ‘Why we must revisit our aid commitment’, ably demonstrates the misdirection of financial aid to foreign countries, of which he has intimate knowledge, (Northumberland Gazette, June 7).

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AID: No funding goes to Brazil

AID: No funding goes to Brazil

The first responsibility of a newspaper and its columnists is to be factually correct and not mislead their readers.

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INQUIRY: Still questions to consider

INQUIRY: Still questions to consider

Recently there were reports that a letter had been received by the monitoring officer of Northumberland County Council.

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DEMOCRACY: Legal plan just ignored

DEMOCRACY: Legal plan just ignored

This year we are celebrating 100 years since some women got the vote, but this week has left me wondering what has happened here in Northumberland to democracy.

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FUND: Supporting our brave veterans

FUND: Supporting our brave veterans

Each Father’s Day I am thankful that I was one of the lucky ones.

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EVENT: Thrilled with fund-raising

EVENT: Thrilled with fund-raising

I would like to thank everyone who came to support our Garden Open Day at Hedgeley Hall on Sunday, June 3, and helped us to raise a tremendous £4,790 for the North Northumberland Hospice.

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HEALTH: Doctors need proper support

HEALTH: Doctors need proper support

New figures revealed this week that show more than a million patients have had to move GP surgeries in the last five years because of 450 practice closures will resonate with the experience of GPs in the North East.

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VOLUNTEERS: Helpers keep the shop going

VOLUNTEERS: Helpers keep the shop going

As part of National Volunteers Week (June 1-7), Mind wants to thank all of our 2,100 hardworking volunteers who have given their time in Mind’s charity shops this year and tell them how much of a difference they make.

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RESEARCH: Seeking details of broadcaster

RESEARCH: Seeking details of broadcaster

I am writing a biography of actor and broadcaster Wilfred Pickles (1904-1978), who was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

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M&S: Locals want the choice

M&S: Locals want the choice

I am a great believer in choice for shoppers, restaurant-goers, etc.

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VOLUNTEERS: Be a role model to youngsters

VOLUNTEERS: Be a role model to youngsters

Scouting set me on a path to becoming an astronaut. Where will it take you?

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PRIDE: Privileged to share the day

PRIDE: Privileged to share the day

I was very happy to be part of the (LGBT Fed) Rainbow River crew at Northumberland Pride.

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HEDGEHOGS: Kindness of a bus driver

HEDGEHOGS: Kindness of a bus driver

On Monday, June 4, I was travelling to Morpeth on the 9.35am X18 bus.

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CHARITY: A marathon challenge

CHARITY: A marathon challenge

I’m inviting readers to get their walking boots or trainers on for the Stroke Association and sign up to the summer marathon challenge, Walk Your Way.

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FACILITIES: Schools must understand

FACILITIES: Schools must understand

Can you imagine not being able to access a toilet when you most need to?

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FUND-RAISING: Proud of whole town effort

FUND-RAISING: Proud of whole town effort

Thank you so much to the people of Alnwick, who in the space of just one week helped to raise more than £4,000 for Christian Aid.

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WALKING: A healthier school-run

WALKING: A healthier school-run

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

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SHOW: Total was magnificent

SHOW: Total was magnificent

Coquet Churches Together recently put on a Variety Show to raise money for Christian Aid.

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HEALTH: Chance to be involved in care

HEALTH: Chance to be involved in care

This year, National Patient Participation Awareness Week runs from June 4-9.

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DECLINE: Turn shops into flats

DECLINE: Turn shops into flats

I write regarding the article about Berwick’s ailing high street, (Northumberland Gazette, May 24).

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