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Your Say

TODDLE: Step up for fund-raising

Last year’s Barnardo’s Big Toddle fund-raiser saw thousands of under-fives take part in short sponsored toddles to raise money for the UK’s largest children’s charity, which supports more than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers.

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BREXIT: Infuriated by MP attitude

BREXIT: Infuriated by MP attitude

While I can understand why an MP would wish to be cautious in expressing opinions in media interviews for fear of upsetting their constituents, I do find it infuriating when a Brexit supporting MP, especially one who advocates leaving with no deal, states that they are acting ‘in the interests of the country’ while both the economy and the non-millionaire section of the population would be adversely affected in the event of such an outcome.

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HEALTH: Plug shortage in nursing

HEALTH: Plug shortage in nursing

The National Health Service is currently consulting on possible changes to the law that could make it easier to bring in the ‘big ideas’ for the health service as set out in the NHS Long-term Plan.

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UNIT: Change is ‘significant’

UNIT: Change is ‘significant’

Support for the petition asking for a consultation about moving the Whalton unit from a self-contained unit to a ward in Wansbeck General Hospital is growing.

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TRUST: A good record on delivery

TRUST: A good record on delivery

It was good to hear from Doug Phillips, of the Greater Morpeth Development Trust, that the redevelopment of Morpeth Railway Station is both on time and on budget.

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RAIL: It’s the results that matter

RAIL: It’s the results that matter

The challenges in getting retail improvements into Bedlington illustrates just how challenging establishing regeneration schemes can be for Northumberland County Council.

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LISTENING: Scouts are leading the way

LISTENING: Scouts are leading the way

As a proud Scout Ambassador I’m always looking for ways to help young people in Morpeth develop the skills they need to succeed. One of the most essential of these is active listening.

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TRADE: Monitor impact of out-of-town

TRADE: Monitor impact of out-of-town

I was talking to a friend who lives in the south of Morpeth. He admitted that due to traffic he weighs up shopping at the Co-op in Loansdean with Sainsbury’s in Stobhill before he considers driving into Morpeth.

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