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BREXIT: Desperate to keep us tied

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

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BREXIT: Accept the vote result

BREXIT: Accept the vote result

I feel I have to respond to recent letters from an outfit calling itself Angels for Europe, which claims it is ‘fighting for democracy’.

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BREXIT: Pushing for amendments

BREXIT: Pushing for amendments

Whether your readers are ‘leavers’ or ‘remainers’, we think that an amendment soon to be made to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill is of importance to everyone.

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DONATIONS: A birthday gift for fund

DONATIONS: A birthday gift for fund

I would like to thank everyone who came to my 90th birthday party on November 11 and kindly donated to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation instead of giving me presents, at my request.

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HEALTH: Opportunity was missed

HEALTH: Opportunity was missed

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

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FIRE: Check the sprinklers

FIRE: Check the sprinklers

I saw on the news a report about a fire at a school in Britain, in the science laboratory.

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YOUTHS: A credit to community

YOUTHS: A credit to community

The Wansbeck Waltzers is a group of elderly people who run a tea dance every Friday afternoon at the Hirst Welfare in Alexander Road, Ashington.

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FUNDRAISING: Delighted by ghost hunt

FUNDRAISING: Delighted by ghost hunt

We wish to thank a ghost hunting team who raised £275 to buy the youth project at Blyth Buffalo Community Centre a karaoke machine.

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TRADITIONS: Too precious to let go

TRADITIONS: Too precious to let go

It was with great delight when I read about children at school learning about lace-making and the City and Guilds course for bike maintenance at North Seaton, (News Post Leader, October 26).

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DAM: Never been a problem

DAM: Never been a problem

As a resident of Bedlington for 60-plus years, I have read letters and articles with concern as local residents try to save Humford Dam from being destroyed by the Northumberland Rivers Trust and Environment Agency.

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POST OFFICE: The fight is going on

POST OFFICE: The fight is going on

I feel the need to respond to a letter regarding the new town council offices and lack of a postal service in Newbiggin, (News Post Leader, November 23).

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POST OFFICE: Council did all it could

POST OFFICE: Council did all it could

Whilst sympathising with your correspondent, it is absolutely wrong to apportion blame for the lack of a post office in Newbiggin by the Sea.

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HOSPITAL: Bed claims inaccurate

HOSPITAL: Bed claims inaccurate

We want to respond to the letter from Blyth Labour county councillors, which contained inaccurate information regarding the town’s community hospital, (News Post Leader, November 23).

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BREXIT: Not quite as it seems

BREXIT: Not quite as it seems

Was anyone else surprised to receive an email from Northumberland Conservatives with the subject heading ‘Northumberland council backs government Brexit policy with cross-party support’?

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BREXIT: No deal may be better

BREXIT: No deal may be better

As the EU continues to be intransigent over Brexit negotiations, the British government should be fully prepared to walk away with no deal, rather than agree to a bad deal.

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DAM: Pass work is best option

DAM: Pass work is best option

Your article on the campaign to save Humford Dam included comment from an Environment Agency representative, (News Post Leader, November 16).

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LAMPPOSTS: Let’s have some action

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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