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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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UNIT: We’re making a difference

UNIT: We’re making a difference

On Saturday, the Whalton Unit campaign group will again be on the streets of Morpeth collecting signatures to ask for a full public consultation about the future of the unit.

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NHS: Forcing out senior doctors

NHS: Forcing out senior doctors

When the NHS is faced with growing staff shortages, senior and highly experienced GPs and hospital doctors in the North East are cutting back on their work or leaving the profession entirely; partly because of stress and an increasing workload, but also because of damaging tax and pension regulations, which penalise them for working longer hours.

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TAX: Give discount to families

TAX: Give discount to families

In Northumberland, the average council taxpayer has seen no increase in the single persons discount, which has been frozen at 25 per cent since 1993.

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HISTORY: Can’t get beyond 1800s

HISTORY: Can’t get beyond 1800s

My name is David Brown and I’ve been living in Morpeth for the past 15 years. I am interested in local history and have covered a lot of towns in the North East and beyond.

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CARE: Questions still need answers

CARE: Questions still need answers

When The Mount Nursing Home closed all those years ago, like many, I was saddened as I half-hoped I would spend my latter years there and benefit from the high standard of care it offered.

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UNIT: Budgets are driving review

UNIT: Budgets are driving review

We have had a meeting with Sir James Mackey, Chief Executive of Northumbria Healthcare Trust, and Claire Riley, Director of Communications, at which we discussed a number of issues about the future of the Whalton Unit.

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POLITICS: Stuck in a pantomime

POLITICS: Stuck in a pantomime

Theresa May told Jeremy Corbyn in a recent Prime Minister’s (not answering the) Questions session in the House of Commons that her party, unlike his, was the one that looked after the interests of business.

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HEALTH: Listen to the concerns

HEALTH: Listen to the concerns

When Northumberland County Council changed its mind on a car parking charge policy in Blyth due to a considerable amount of negative feedback, it was good to see it listening to local people’s concerns.

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UNIT: We all want transparency

UNIT: We all want transparency

We would like to take issue with some of the comments made by Councillors Bawn and Wearmouth in their recent letters (Morpeth Herald, January 24).

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