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Your Say

SHOPS: Outlets meet many needs

While totally in agreement with Bridget Gubbins regarding shopping locally (Morpeth Herald, December 29), it is not necessary to visit supermarkets for cheese and wine.

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County Hall: let’s look at the full story

County Hall: let’s look at the full story

I write with regard to the ‘promoted content’ I read in last week’s Morpeth Herald, (January 5).

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ROAD: Worried about the long-term

ROAD: Worried about the long-term

When you come into Morpeth from the north you cannot help but notice the continued progress with the bypass over Cottingwood Common.

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DEVELOPER: Credit for listening

DEVELOPER: Credit for listening

At a time when it can feel like the character of Morpeth is under constant attack by inappropriate development and the closure of established family businesses, there is now a small piece of welcome news.

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PLANS: Council has responsibility

PLANS: Council has responsibility

I believe it is important that members of the public know and understand opinions being expressed and decisions being taken at a high level that affect the wellbeing of our young people.

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CADETS: Will you rise to the challenge?

CADETS: Will you rise to the challenge?

Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? If the answer is no, why not consider taking on a challenge in aid of youth charity Sea Cadets?

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DRAW: Check tickets for top prizes

DRAW: Check tickets for top prizes

Morpeth Lions Club’s annual Dickens of a Draw, organised by Lion Mike Nicholson, has just taken place.

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BAY: Area’s demise is ‘progress’

BAY: Area’s demise is ‘progress’

“Druridge Bay is voted one of the UK’s hidden gems” (Morpeth Herald, December 15), and this is supported by Jude Leitch, Director of Northumberland Tourism

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CATS: Roaming free  is a nuisance

CATS: Roaming free is a nuisance

In response to Dorothy Moore’s letter (Morpeth Herald, December 1), I would like to advise Ms Moore that I have not “missed the point” about keeping cats, but I am aware of the nuisance they can cause to their neighbours.

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SCHOOLS: Council must plan places

SCHOOLS: Council must plan places

Since Morpeth Conservatives unearthed serious flaws in the council’s school place forecasts, the Northumberland Labour group has taken to the internet. It should learn the lesson ‘when you are in a hole, stop digging’.

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DEVELOPMENT: Messages are crystal clear

DEVELOPMENT: Messages are crystal clear

Recent newspaper articles sum up the current situation in Morpeth, with the leadership of Northumberland County Council apparently refusing to acknowledge the views of residents and businesses.

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SHOPS: Stay local to support town

SHOPS: Stay local to support town

I was devastated to learn that Varleys, another of Morpeth’s traditional and much loved shops, is closing at the end of the month.

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THANK YOU: Generosity has been amazing

THANK YOU: Generosity has been amazing

We did it, thank you, Northumberland.

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THANK YOU: Fund-raiser was huge success

THANK YOU: Fund-raiser was huge success

Thank you to all those involved in the Alnwick Area Friends of the Earth ‘Save Druridge Benefit’ event held in Alnwick on Friday.

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PLANNING: Residents need to be heard

PLANNING: Residents need to be heard

Only a couple of weeks after the community consultation, a full planning application for retail units has been submitted by a developer for land that is owned by Northumberland County Council and is adjacent to the current County Hall building in Morpeth.

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BOUNDARIES: Maps would be a good idea

BOUNDARIES: Maps would be a good idea

Ben O’Connell’s article about the constituency changes was very informative, (Morpeth Herald, December 1).

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HEALTHCARE: There must be engagement

HEALTHCARE: There must be engagement

Following the publication of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, it is extremely worrying that findings from a recent BMA survey reveal that more than two thirds of doctors say they have not been consulted on the plans, despite assurances from ministers.

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EXHIBITION: Opportunities were limited

EXHIBITION: Opportunities were limited

The recent photographic exhibition at Morpeth Town Hall provided no alternative to email for submitting a print.

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STRIKE: A call out to miners’ wives

This is a call out for a photographic and audio project focusing on miners’ wives who came out in support of their striking husbands through ‘Women Again Pit Closures’ during the 1984-85 miners’ strike.

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