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Your Say

CARERS: Many ways to join in event

Help carers in being healthy and connected this Carers’ Week (June 11-17).

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DEMENTIA: Develop your understanding

DEMENTIA: Develop your understanding

I want to invite readers to unite for Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week, which takes place from May 21-27.

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SCHOOLS: Standards will be put at risk

SCHOOLS: Standards will be put at risk

This month I take over as president of the school leaders’ union NAHT

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TOURISM: Town needs to offer more

TOURISM: Town needs to offer more

I recently returned to The Alnwick Garden for the first time since August 2017.

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BUSES: Not all of us have mobiles

BUSES: Not all of us have mobiles

Speaking as a regular bus user who doesn’t use a mobile phone, it doesn’t seem that long ago that all local bus shops contained an up-to-date timetable on display.

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CEREMONY: Grateful for the support

CEREMONY: Grateful for the support

The Newcastle and Gateshead Branch of the Royal Air Force Association wishes to thank all those who attended and supported our Commonwealth Remembrance Ceremony at Chevington Cemetery.

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LOOS: Are standards now slipping?

LOOS: Are standards now slipping?

I write with reference to Morpeth Bus Station public conveniences.

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FLOODING: Pasture may not recover

FLOODING: Pasture may not recover

I would like to echo the concerns of MJ Horton regarding the flood alleviation scheme on Morpeth Common, (Morpeth Herald, May 3).

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PLASTIC: Follow Kenya’s strong example

PLASTIC: Follow Kenya’s strong example

Hear, hear, I echo Mr and Mrs Les Foster’s letter congratulating Linda of Price’s Fruit Shop for ditching plastic bags, (Morpeth Herald, April 26).

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CULTURE: What will be the priority?

CULTURE: What will be the priority?

It was good to read that Northumberland County Council has changed its approach to tackling weeds.

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GATHERING: Rising again to the challenge

GATHERING: Rising again to the challenge

Following April’s 51st Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering, the organising committee wishes to express grateful thanks to all the organisations, groups and individuals who provided a wonderful welcome to visitors and contributed in so many ways towards another successful Gathering as the festival of local music and traditions embarked on its second half-century.

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FLOODING: Small problem made worse

FLOODING: Small problem made worse

In the interest of balance, I would like to make a few comments about Northumberland County Council’s flood alleviation scheme on Morpeth Common.

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ACCIDENTS: Guide to feel secure at home

ACCIDENTS: Guide to feel secure at home

Everyone deserves a home in which they can feel comfortable and secure.

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PLASTIC: Well done to fruit shop

PLASTIC: Well done to fruit shop

Congratulations to Linda and husband, of Prices Fruit Shop, Morpeth, for ditching plastic bags.

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CREDIT UNION: Here to help you save

CREDIT UNION: Here to help you save

Your readers may have heard Chris Wilson on Lionheart Radio talking about Northumberland Credit Union – or they may have seen something about credit unions on television recently, and may like to hear more.

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POTHOLES: Issues need to be resolved

POTHOLES: Issues need to be resolved

Given the infrastructure work that has taken place on Dark Lane, Dacre Street and Wellway of late, I hope that the potholes on Stanley Terrace receive some active consideration too.

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ORGAN DONATION: Changes to the law welcome

ORGAN DONATION: Changes to the law welcome

For the thousands of people waiting on an organ in England and their family and friends, the news that MPs voted in favour of a change in the law towards presumed consent will be very welcome.

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FARMING: Financial help for farmers

FARMING: Financial help for farmers

Many farmers are facing fodder shortages and flooding, serious problems that impact on their ability to feed animals and plant crops.

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EDUCATION: Must find funds for schools

EDUCATION: Must find funds for schools

We may be reaching a tipping point on school funding. In recent days reports have been coming in thick and fast proving what school leaders already know – that budgets are at breaking point.

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DEVELOPMENT: New positive brand needed

DEVELOPMENT: New positive brand needed

Any first time visitor to the Newbiggin Museum will recognise the importance of the museum’s café, both in terms of generating revenue and creating a positive atmosphere.

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