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DISABILITY: It’s not always clearly visible

Anyone seen leaving a disabled toilet who is not in a wheelchair, or who is not showing any other signs of a limited ability to walk, can often be the subject of a disapproving look, or even of verbal abuse.

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SMUGGLING: Support efforts to help puppies

SMUGGLING: Support efforts to help puppies

Dogs Trust is calling on the public to help put an end to illegal puppy smuggling after an undercover investigation revealed shocking and continued abuse of the Pet Travel Scheme.

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DIVERSITY: We’re proud to address issues

DIVERSITY: We’re proud to address issues

With LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) Pride festivals happening in many of our biggest cities across the UK it’s fair to say things have come a long way in the 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

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LIONS: Funding many good causes

LIONS: Funding many good causes

At its recent annual general meeting, Morpeth Lions Club Treasurer Geoff Bushell reported that last year the club was able to distribute more than £17,000 to more than 80 organisations, mostly local.

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APPEAL: Magnificent total collected

APPEAL: Magnificent total collected

In May, Christian Aid organised a house-to-house collection. As a result £7,349 was collected – a magnificent total.

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BREXIT: Least well off will suffer most

BREXIT: Least well off will suffer most

I have to take exception to the letter from Ms Duckworth regarding Brexit, (Morpeth Herald, July 6).

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BREXIT: There is no point in leaving

BREXIT: There is no point in leaving

So we can’t have ‘cake and eat it’, asks Angels for Europe.

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CHARITY: Serve up a slice of fund-raising

CHARITY: Serve up a slice of fund-raising

If you love lemon drizzle and enjoy raising money for charity, then please get involved in our Give and Bake campaign.

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FUNDING: Giving hope for town museum

FUNDING: Giving hope for town museum

In an average month, I probably visit the Chantry now more than Morpeth Library, one of the spin-offs from the significant alteration of the library’s opening hours some time ago.

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SMOKING: Law has shown its benefits

SMOKING: Law has shown its benefits

Ten years ago, on July 1, one of the most important and popular pieces of public health legislation in a generation was introduced – the smoke-free law.

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BREXIT: Accept result of the vote

BREXIT: Accept result of the vote

I was deeply concerned to read the letter from Angels for Europe, yet another group who cannot accept the majority vote.

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ARCH: Hope residents are listened to

ARCH: Hope residents are listened to

Given the concerns Coun Peter Jackson raised a number of times about how Arch was being run and his undoubted knowledge of the subject, talk about establishing the ‘parameters of the Arch strategic review’ would appear to support his views that the review could take months.

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ELECTION: Labour can’t claim victory

ELECTION: Labour can’t claim victory

Ian Lavery MP seems to inhabit the same ‘make believe’ world as his leader, Jeremy Corbyn (Morpeth Herald, June 29).

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CHARITY: Fund-raising is sew much fun

CHARITY: Fund-raising is sew much fun

If you want to stand out from the fashion crowd, improve your sewing skills, or just want a fun way to raise money for charity, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has the perfect solution.

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DIABETES: Eating your way to health

DIABETES: Eating your way to health

Enjoying what you eat is one of life’s pleasures, but when it comes to healthy eating sometimes we all need a bit of inspiration to get us started.

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HOSPICE: Celebrating our volunteers

HOSPICE: Celebrating our volunteers

St Oswald’s Hospice would like to say an enormous thank-you to all of the 1,200 volunteers who regularly give up their time in order to support our hospice and the vital care we deliver.

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POLITICS: Concerns not unpatriotic

POLITICS: Concerns not unpatriotic

I write regarding Andrea Leadsom’s allegations about broadcasters being unpatriotic.

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HEALTH: Government must listen

HEALTH: Government must listen

As leading doctors from across the UK gather this week for the annual British Medical Association (BMA) conference in Bournemouth, the Government must listen to the concerns of the medical profession.

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BREXIT: Campaigning for scrutiny

BREXIT: Campaigning for scrutiny

In the year since the EU referendum in June 2016, we have had so many historical changes: Dramas, tragedies and elections.

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HUNTING: A sop to the farmers?

HUNTING: A sop to the farmers?

When Mrs May recently indicated an intention to put the subject of fox hunting back on the agenda should the Conservative Government be returned to power, I assumed at the time that this was to appease the more right wing elements of the party prior to the general election.

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