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A frontline view of our services

Readers may recall me writing a few weeks ago about an initiative of mine to spend some time on the frontline with our local emergency services to see some of the issues they face on a day-to-day basis.

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POEM: Come along to our group

POEM: Come along to our group

I was in hysterics over the poem Blyth Castle, which I thought was well written and hit the nail on the head, (News Post Leader, August 23)

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FALL: Grateful to the helpers

FALL: Grateful to the helpers

Can we express gratitude to all the people who helped my mother Olive Park, who is 97 years old, when she fell after getting out of a taxi in Blyth.

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Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck

Breaking ‘period poverty’ taboo

‘That time of the month’ for women and girls used to be one of those taboo subjects that were rarely talked about, but is thankfully more openly discussed in the enlightened society we are striving to build.

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ADDRESS: Share the confusion

ADDRESS: Share the confusion

Having lived in Seaton Delaval for almost four years, I share Mr Cadle’s concerns and confusion as to whether he lives in Tyne and Wear or Northumberland, (News Post Leader, August 9).

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PARK: Left to go downhill

PARK: Left to go downhill

It’s nice to get all that money, £2.7m, for Hirst Park in Ashington (News Post Leader, August 9), but why only one park?

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Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell.

Benefit system akin to the 1950s

It’s a given that the government is using so-called ‘reforms’ to slash the social security bill in the north east and other areas, but a parliamentary report, which has barely been reported, is truly shocking.

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WATCH: Thank you for honesty

WATCH: Thank you for honesty

A big thank you to the honest and thoughtful person who handed in my watch at The Fruit Shop, Blyth. Also to the friendly staff there.

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