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COUNTY HALL: Building has its merits

There has been much opposition to Northumberland County Council’s plans to demolish County Hall in order to construct a new administrative building in Ashington.

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APPEAL: Fantastic total so far

APPEAL: Fantastic total so far

May I thank all members of the public, including the schools, and all the volunteers involved in Poppy Week for the fantastic amount of money raised within our area.

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ARCH: Issues are old news

ARCH: Issues are old news

I think the letter from David Cockburn, of the North East Party’s Northumberland branch, praising the founder of the party, the former Labour MP Hilton Dawson, suggests that neither of them read the annuls of the News Post Leader with any great regularity, (News Post Leader, January 5).

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CADETS: Take up the challenge

CADETS: Take up the challenge

Have you made your New Year’s resolution? If not, why not consider taking on a challenge in aid of Sea Cadets?

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CARE: Second to none staff

CARE: Second to none staff

We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for the kindness, support and excellent care our mother received during her recent illness from Northumbria district nurses, Lintonville Medical Group in Ashington, and Rapid Response Carers, Foundry House, Bedlington.

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GIFTS: Benefiting the children

GIFTS: Benefiting the children

The Blyth Development Trust would like to thank all those who supported and contributed to the Give a Child a Xmas Gift scheme, organised with Blyth Keel Row and supported by Wilkinson’s Store.

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POEM: Eloquence of ending day

POEM: Eloquence of ending day

Purple softly drifting faces edged in silver satin sighs

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RESEARCH: Find missing jigsaw piece

RESEARCH: Find missing jigsaw piece

I am currently researching my family tree and I am to trying find out about my great aunt Mary Bowes (nee Smith), born about 1899/90.

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HEALTHCARE: Seek opinion of the public

HEALTHCARE: Seek opinion of the public

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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LEISURE: The situation has changed

LEISURE: The situation has changed

I recently read your article about increasing memberships at Northumberland County Council sports centres, (News Post Leader, December 8).

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APPEAL: Rise in poppy fund total

APPEAL: Rise in poppy fund total

May I, through your newspaper, thank all the good citizens of Bedlington and East Sleekburn for their excellent response to the Poppy Appeal.

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STATION: No evidence for a move

STATION: No evidence for a move

Following Dennis Fancett’s letter about moving Cramlington Station (News Post Leader, December 15), I’m concerned that a solution and conclusion to a perceived problem are being made without any attempt to analyse the current situation.

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ARCH: It must be transparent

ARCH: It must be transparent

What a great letter from Hilton Dawson about Arch, (News Post Leader, December 22).

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SHOEBOXES: Amazed by generosity

SHOEBOXES: Amazed by generosity

On Saturday, November 26, we loaded 4,703 shoeboxes from Northumberland onto a lorry, which was taking them to needy children in Romania. This exceeded our total from last year by 200, which was absolutely excellent.

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POLITICS: Use power to change

POLITICS: Use power to change

I am no Labour supporter, but do acknowledge that many of the things Northumberland County Council is doing appear sensible.

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LIBRARIES: The future looks bleak

LIBRARIES: The future looks bleak

When is a library not a library? Answer: when it’s a mere collection of books in a Northumberland leisure centre.

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BATTERY: Thank you for support

BATTERY: Thank you for support

Massive thanks to everyone who came and supported Blyth Battery Volunteers’ Big Brew Up for SSAFA.

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BUSES: Left without transport

BUSES: Left without transport

I thank Ken Pattie for his response to my letter about buses (News Post Leader, October 13).

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FOULING: Please keep dogs on lead

FOULING: Please keep dogs on lead

Recently we noticed, during the day, that only two people kept their dogs on a lead while taking them out on exercise.

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TRAFFIC: Drivers with little respect

TRAFFIC: Drivers with little respect

It is becoming the norm to expect impatient drivers, who have either come off the A189 or from Bedlington towards Blyth and use the roundabout near ASDA, to go down the right-hand lane to go all the way around the roundabout to continue down Cowpen Road, adding to the traffic jam they have helped to create.

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