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MIRACLES: Giving hope in unsettling age

The blockbuster film Dunkirk is creating great interest and fascination.

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SCHOOLS: Challenging time for heads

SCHOOLS: Challenging time for heads

With the population of Morpeth likely to increase year by year, and there being limited capacity in local schools, it’s difficult to expect headteachers to plan for increasing numbers amidst a range of other challenges without them being able to see how the local authority sees school provision in five or ten years’ time.

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NHS: Need for home-grown doctors

NHS: Need for home-grown doctors

Whilst the announcement by the NHS to launch a pilot in the North East to recruit more GPs from overseas will provide some much-needed relief for general practice in the short-term, it does not go far enough to address the recruitment crisis.

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BID: Status quo is not an option

BID: Status quo is not an option

I would like to respond to Bob Robertson’s letter on the Business Improvement District (BID), (Morpeth Herald, September 7).

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KEEPSAKE: Free timber from bookshop

KEEPSAKE: Free timber from bookshop

As the redevelopment work progresses at the former Appleby’s book shop, I wonder if anyone linked to the friends of Morpeth Museum took the developers up on their offer of free timber from the shop in order to keep something of the shop, which was a local institution from the days the Wallace family ran it back to the days of Mr Appleby himself.

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BID: There will be lots of benefits

BID: There will be lots of benefits

Morpeth Town Team began in 2012 in response to the Portas Review. Since then it has been focused on improving the economic vitality of Morpeth, and has delivered a number of key initiatives to help do that.

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BID: Work together for a solution

BID: Work together for a solution

I read with some amusement, John Beynon’s letter (Morpeth Herald, August 31) in which he seems to attempt to berate those Morpeth traders who have dared to suggest that the proposed Business Improvement District (BID), is not a good idea for the town.

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ASTHMA: Keep eye on signs of attack

ASTHMA: Keep eye on signs of attack

The school summer holiday has sadly come to an end, and children are heading back to school it’s important that parents of children with asthma keep an eye out for the early warning signs of an attack.

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ENVIRONMENT: Enough green fields are gone

ENVIRONMENT: Enough green fields are gone

As Morpeth continues to expand into areas that would once have been its green belt, I hope that the planning officials at County Hall will give greater thought to developers being given more encouragement to invest in appropriate environmental enhancement schemes, for example the planting of appropriate trees and flowers to improve the areas.

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ALLOTMENTS: Holders ‘given ultimatum’

ALLOTMENTS: Holders ‘given ultimatum’

For the last five years Tommy’s Field Allotment Association has enjoyed a 50-year Tenancy Agreement without any problems or difficulties and in that time has radically improved the site.

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INVESTMENT: We need to work together

INVESTMENT: We need to work together

There’s has been a lot of negative comments on social media, led by Mr and Mrs Muse (Morpeth Motorparts), and in the press and including a letter in your paper from Mrs Todd, ‘Sour Grapes’ pub about the BID offer.

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TREES: Councillors should pay

TREES: Councillors should pay

I refer back to letters by Elaine Peverley and Paul Leonard in relation to County Hall.

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APPEAL: Scout Group needs leaders

APPEAL: Scout Group needs leaders

Sixth Morpeth Scout Group meets on a Wednesday and a Thursday evening in Morpeth Methodist Church Hall in the town.

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TRANSPORT: Rail investment needs balance

TRANSPORT: Rail investment needs balance

I am very disappointed about the fact that the Government has ditched improvements for the rail network in the north.

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TRANSPORT: Time to be seen and heard

TRANSPORT: Time to be seen and heard

My brother recently travelled from Edinburgh on a rare visit. He is no longer a young man and, as he has impaired vision, needs to use public transport.

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REFERENDUM: Young people deserve better

REFERENDUM: Young people deserve better

We quite agree with Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP, that ‘We must engage young people for our future’ (Morpeth Herald, August 17).

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SEARCH: A French connection

SEARCH: A French connection

I am looking for information on Margaret Larkin, born in France, but a British subject, around 1790.

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TRUST: Plan a picnic to help charity

TRUST: Plan a picnic to help charity

Now that the summer holidays are here, parents and grandparents everywhere are hunting out activities to keep the children occupied.

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SCOUTS: Pick up skills for the future

SCOUTS: Pick up skills for the future

This time last year, I was in Rio, winning my second Olympic Gold medal.

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GULLS: Ludicrous to suggest culls

GULLS: Ludicrous to suggest culls

During the summer period, there are always alarmist stories of gulls ‘attacking’ people, which inevitably leads to calls to cull them.

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