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DEVELOPMENT: Delighted at response

As the ward councillor for Bedlington Central I am absolutely delighted with residents’ responses to the proposed new retail-led town development

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INVESTMENT: Looking to the future

INVESTMENT: Looking to the future

It’s clear that the momentum created for investing in Bedlington continues to build.

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DUALLING: Timetable is long overdue

DUALLING: Timetable is long overdue

Confirmation from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling that the A1 is to be dualled from Northumberland to Scotland is to be welcomed.

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SPEEDING: Lives being put at risk

SPEEDING: Lives being put at risk

Today’s modern vehicles are a lot faster than they used to be, so much so that the speedometers must start at 30mph as on Newlyn Drive and Norwich Way in Cramlington, the drivers of some of these vehicles seem to be wearing diving boots.

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AID: Divert cash to the NHS

AID: Divert cash to the NHS

Billions are spent on foreign aid. It makes sense to divert it to the NHS, where it is needed most.

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INSTITUTE: Group has a new name

INSTITUTE: Group has a new name

Tynedale Blyth Women’s Institute has a new name. It is now officially named Blyth West.

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POEM: Remember the old times

POEM: Remember the old times

Little yellow houses with a pram at every door,

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FOULING: Introduce a strategy

FOULING: Introduce a strategy

I agree with the letter from Coun Margaret Richards and the major issue we have with dog dumps across our great county, (News Post Leader, January 26).

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COUNCIL: Re-think the priorities

COUNCIL: Re-think the priorities

I would like to ask Northumberland County Council a couple of questions.

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APPEAL: Sending aid to Syria

APPEAL: Sending aid to Syria

Our new organisation, Northumberland County of Sanctuary, has begun sending aid direct from Northumberland to Syria.

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IMPROVEMENTS: Too much negativity

IMPROVEMENTS: Too much negativity

Having kept track of improvements over the last few months, I am really pleased with the progress being made on Bedlington.

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HERITAGE: New use for toilet block?

HERITAGE: New use for toilet block?

A lot has been discussed over the past few months regarding the amount of history and heritage that south east Northumberland possesses.

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FOULING: The worst of behaviour

FOULING: The worst of behaviour

I write in response to the letter from Margaret Richards, councillor for Seghill with Seaton Delaval, about dog fouling, (News Post Leader, January 26).

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ENVIRONMENT: Devastation is shocking

ENVIRONMENT: Devastation is shocking

The area of Furnace Bank in Bedlington is potentially a very valuable, rich environment for flora and fauna, with all the positive benefits that brings for wildlife, local residents and visitors alike.

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APPEAL: Gifts show you care

APPEAL: Gifts show you care

I would like to say a big thank you to all who helped to make the Cramlington Salvation Army toy appeal a great success.

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SUPPORT: Tremendous compassion

SUPPORT: Tremendous compassion

I am not the first politician to sing the praises of the NHS, an institution that is the envy of the world.

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BREXIT: Look at the lighter side

BREXIT: Look at the lighter side

Come on Teresa May, please have a chat with Catherine Tate’s ‘Granny’ on television.

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FALL: Thank you for help

FALL: Thank you for help

I would like to thank the group of people who stopped to help my daughter on the morning of Saturday, January 14.

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LIBRARY: Let people have a say

LIBRARY: Let people have a say

The proposed demolition of the former library and school in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, to me, provides a perfect example of Labour’s failure in the governance of Northumberland.

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COUNCIL: Listen to the taxpayers

COUNCIL: Listen to the taxpayers

An item and a reader’s letter in last week’s News Post Leader seemed to confirm that under the current Northumberland County Council we are in some kind of social experiment of “just how much will they take?”.

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