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LAMPPOSTS: Let’s have some action

More than four weeks ago, council contractors dug holes in Deerfell Close, Ashington, to fit new lampposts in order to bring them up to British standards regarding height.

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SERVICES: Fight for our village needs

SERVICES: Fight for our village needs

I was going down the street in Newbiggin and noticed that the new shops, where the Dolphin was, were ready.

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HOSPITAL: Alarm over bed cuts

HOSPITAL: Alarm over bed cuts

As Blyth county councillors, we are very concerned regarding the news from Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has decided that Blyth Community Hospital is no longer in its thinking and all surgical beds will remain mothballed, unless required for winter pressure work.

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PLANS: Set the party politics aside

PLANS: Set the party politics aside

Thanks for keeping people informed of developments over the planning application for the large housing estate in New Hartley, and well done to the residents of the village who have shown exemplary community character throughout their campaign.

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PLANS: Criticism and thanks

PLANS: Criticism and thanks

Many people spent endless hours and long nights fighting the New Hartley application. Some criticisms are warranted, but so is some gratitude.

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BREXIT: Stand by the legal vote

BREXIT: Stand by the legal vote

In reply to all anti-Brexiteers, much more important is democracy, or would you prefer dictatorship? I strongly suggest that you stand by the legal democratic vote.

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POEM: Remember ...1914

POEM: Remember ...1914

The Unquiet Ground.

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FIREWORKS: Stop sales to the public

FIREWORKS: Stop sales to the public

Should we stop the sale of fireworks to the general public?

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DISORDER: Staff don’t deserve this

DISORDER: Staff don’t deserve this

I am concerned at what the staff at Ashington Leisure Centre have to put up with on a daily basis.

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WALL: A boil on the townscape

WALL: A boil on the townscape

I have never thought of writing letters to newspapers worthwhile.

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POLITICS: Party seems not to care

POLITICS: Party seems not to care

I couldn’t let the letter from Alan Thompson go unchallenged, (News Post Leader, October 19).

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PASTORS: Humbled by their help

PASTORS: Humbled by their help

We attended a meeting at the WI, Newbiggin by the Sea, where a talk was given by a member of the Whitley Bay Street Pastors.

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COLLECTION: Funding the life-savers

COLLECTION: Funding the life-savers

The committee of the Ashington Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution would like to thank the customers of Asda Ashington for their generosity during our in-store collection. We collected £523.83.

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APPEAL: Hard work squandered

APPEAL: Hard work squandered

I am deeply disappointed, but not altogether surprised, at the decision of the planning inspector to allow Barratt Homes to build an additional 285 houses in New Hartley, (News Post Leader, October 5).

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TOWN: Use cash to revitalise

TOWN: Use cash to revitalise

Does anyone know how many empty shops we have in Blyth town centre?

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RESEARCH: Seeking an address

RESEARCH: Seeking an address

Help me, if you are able, with the completion of my research.

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PURSE: Appreciate the honesty

PURSE: Appreciate the honesty

To the person who found my purse in Newbiggin on September 28, and took the trouble of handing it in at Ashington Police Station intact with credit cards, money and bus pass, I owe you a very big thank you.

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MEMORIAL: Thank you for response

MEMORIAL: Thank you for response

I would like to say thank you to Doreen Morton, of Cramlington, for her letter in answer to my query about Cramlington Village War Memorial (News Post Leader, September 28).

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AMENITIES: Put building to good use

AMENITIES: Put building to good use

I know that Newbiggin is a nice place to live and it has quite a few things going for it, such as the Maritime Centre, etc.

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BOWLS: Facilities are badly missed

BOWLS: Facilities are badly missed

How ironic for open days to be held at Ashington Leisure Centre, Concordia (Cramlington) Leisure Centre and Blyth Sports Centre to supposedly showcase facilities and support on offer for adults aged 65 and over, (News Post Leader, October 12).

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