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Your Say

ANIMAL WELFARE: Farmers need an explanation

With all her bluster about “the spread of misinformation” and “fake news,” MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has managed to skirt around the whole point of the EU’s Article 13 legislation on the treatment of animals as “Sentient beings” (Columnist, Northumberland Gazette, December 7).

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ROAD WORKS: Repairs are not value for money

ROAD WORKS: Repairs are not value for money

Hands up those who don’t like value for money?

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PENSIONS: Incentive for recruitment

PENSIONS: Incentive for recruitment

Five years on from the introduction of auto-enrolment, almost nine in 10 people, 89 per cent, in the North East think it was a good idea, but local employers might be missing a trick by underestimating how valuable pension contributions can be for the recruitment and retention of staff.

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THANK YOU: A marvellous effort

THANK YOU: A marvellous effort

I write on behalf of the Bamburgh Christmas Lights Committee to thank the many volunteers and the enthusiastic crowd, who do so much to ensure a marvellous Bamburgh Christmas lights switch-on each year.

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BREXIT: Better to stop it altogether

BREXIT: Better to stop it altogether

I refer to MEP Jonathan Arnott’s letter concerning the curious case of pets and the EU.

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BREXIT: Pets are least of our problems

BREXIT: Pets are least of our problems

I have two dogs and a cat so I have some sympathy for those who may wish to take their pets abroad.

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POLITICS: Why I’ve left the party

POLITICS: Why I’ve left the party

I have ceased to be a member of Ukip.

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PUPPIES: Be wary of illegal imports

PUPPIES: Be wary of illegal imports

With just weeks until Christmas, Dogs Trust is urging people not to fuel a cruel puppy trade by purchasing an illegally imported puppy.

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UP-CYCLING: Bravo for flower idea

UP-CYCLING: Bravo for flower idea

I have just read about Miranda Hunwick’s idea for Sainsbury’s unsold flowers, (Northumberland Gazette, November 30).

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ANIMALS: MP should explain vote

ANIMALS: MP should explain vote

I have just read with interest, and fully support, the letter from Clare Hinchliffe appealing for London Marathon runners to join Team PDSA for the event that featured on your website.

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HEALTH: A missed opportunity

HEALTH: A missed opportunity

With the NHS facing one of the most challenging periods in its history, the budget announcement has fallen short of what is needed to address the long-term funding problems, which unfortunately look set to continue.

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FAMILY: Searching for grandad’s story

FAMILY: Searching for grandad’s story

I am trying to trace any information about my grandfather’s background, family and descendants.

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CHARITY: A grand sum for Pudsey

CHARITY: A grand sum for Pudsey

You kindly printed a photograph and article about my Ride to Clyde as part of this year’s Children in Need appeal.

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COUNCIL: Disgusted by the behaviour

COUNCIL: Disgusted by the behaviour

I write with regard to a recent parish council meeting in Rothbury.

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SCHOOL: Where is the insignia stone?

SCHOOL: Where is the insignia stone?

In 1966, I was an apprentice bricklayer with JG Green and Sons of Warkworth when they built the now demolished Duchess’s High School.

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PAVEMENTS: Remove the obstacles

PAVEMENTS: Remove the obstacles

An open letter to Alnwick Town Council and Highways, Planning and Street Works at Northumberland County Council.

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LOOS: Letting the county down

LOOS: Letting the county down

North Northumberland is proud to welcome several million tourists per year. However, it is not proud enough to provide adequate public toilets.

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CHARITY: Successful shortbread

CHARITY: Successful shortbread

I am writing to say a big thank you to all the kind people who bought bags of homemade shortbread from me.

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TIES: Here’s to more co-operation

TIES: Here’s to more co-operation

Your report about Nicola Sturgeon’s visit to the North East quoted her talking about the “enduring ties” between the region and Scotland, (Northumberland Gazette, November 9).

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BREXIT: Desperate to keep us tied

BREXIT: Desperate to keep us tied

There appears to be no tactic the EU will not use to try to stop our country’s Brexit.

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