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DEVELOPMENT: Restaurant is very welcome

The repurposing of the old Smails building to a restaurant is a very welcome development for the town centre.

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APPEAL: An excellent effort all round

APPEAL: An excellent effort all round

On Friday, December 1, onto a lorry from a warehouse at Brunswick Industrial Estate, we loaded 3,622 shoeboxes from Northumberland, together with 6,122 boxes from Newcastle.

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Poem

Poem

Morpeth Parking Pain

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TREE: Difficult to emulate work

TREE: Difficult to emulate work

Over a period of many years, Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade has sourced, supplied and erected the annual Christmas tree.

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FOOTFALL: Positive signs for business

FOOTFALL: Positive signs for business

A lot is written in the media about how stressful life is now, with a range of issues being highlighted, from the impact of cyber bullying on the young to the impact of loneliness on the not so young.

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INTERNET: Safety plans are welcome

INTERNET: Safety plans are welcome

Government plans to help protect children by making Britain the safest place in the world to go on the internet have been welcomed by Barnardo’s.

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BREXIT: Desperate to keep us tied in

BREXIT: Desperate to keep us tied in

There appears to be no tactic that the European Union will not use to try to stop our country’s Brexit.

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FAIR: Enjoyed being part of success

FAIR: Enjoyed being part of success

Woodhorn Matters at Morpeth would like to thank all the people who came to the Mistletoe Fair held in Morpeth Town Hall, especially those who purchased handcrafted items from our stall.

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SPENDING: Profit is the key figure for retail

SPENDING: Profit is the key figure for retail

By reading his column (Morpeth Herald, November 16), we are able to see that our Wansbeck Labour MP Ian Lavery just does not seem to understand that all the turnover generated this Christmas in the Morpeth retail outlets is only turnover within the local area and not income, the latter being the basis of prosperity.

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CRIME: The vulnerable are targeted

CRIME: The vulnerable are targeted

My name is Marie, I live in Northumberland and I have a learning disability.

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HEALTH: A missed opportunity

HEALTH: A missed opportunity

With the NHS facing one of the most challenging periods in its history, the budget announcement has fallen short of what is needed to address the long-term funding problems, which, unfortunately, look set to continue.

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ARTEFACTS: Still searching for a home?

ARTEFACTS: Still searching for a home?

I wonder if there has been any progress made in arranging a Morpeth location for the former Morpeth Town Hall collection of historical items of interest.

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TREE: Help has been appreciated

TREE: Help has been appreciated

Once again, we would like to say a big thank you to the Blagdon Estate for providing the Morpeth town centre Christmas tree, and to Michael Leslie, who is the head woodman and responsible for felling the tree, transporting and pick-up.

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ALCOHOL: Tackle pricing without delay

ALCOHOL: Tackle pricing without delay

We are writing to welcome a judgement by the UK Supreme Court which will stop alcohol being sold at pocket-money prices in Scotland.

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BREXIT: Pushing for amendments

BREXIT: Pushing for amendments

Angels for Europe continue in their efforts to scrutinise the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

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SCOUTS: Christmas post in good hands

SCOUTS: Christmas post in good hands

I am writing to ask for readers’ support for this year’s 4th Morpeth Scouts’ Christmas Post Delivery Service.

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FIREWORKS: Supporting festive work

FIREWORKS: Supporting festive work

I am writing to thank John Stafford and the organisers for allowing us to hold a collection after Morpeth Rugby Club’s excellent fireworks display.

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SUBSIDIES: Conflicting emotions?

SUBSIDIES: Conflicting emotions?

It is interesting that Sir James Dyson, despite his views on Europe and his considerable wealth, is still happy to claim farming subsidies on the considerable amount of land he owns.

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COLLECTION: Thanks for all the support

COLLECTION: Thanks for all the support

In September, Christian Aid held its annual street collection in Morpeth.

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WAR REPORT: Accounts make for a good read

WAR REPORT: Accounts make for a good read

A Grand Concert was held by the blinded musicians in aid of sailors and soldiers blinded in the war at the Playhouse in Morpeth on November 29, 1917, according to the latest edition of your war report feature.

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