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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Amazed by actions of the drivers and pedestrians

The older one gets the more one begins to contemplate about how stupid some of the human race actually are.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Retirement proposals are rushed, unfair and wrong

LETTER OF THE WEEK: Retirement proposals are rushed, unfair and wrong

Imagine starting work at 15 in the mid 1960s, paying your taxes and National Insurance contributions for well over 40 years and then discovering, purely by chance, that your state pension age has been increased by five to six years.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Proud history reduced to rubble on momentous day

On a grey and non-descript November day I watch history being unmade.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: The guns have not fallen silent and many still weep

In nearly every corner of the land there are memorials to those who died in the two great wars of the 20th century.

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Your Voice in Westminster

Throughout 2017, my top priority as the MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire has arguably been the campaign to save the Corby Urgent Care Centre, which is supported by huge numbers of local people from across north Northamptonshire, and in particular, the superbly organised Save Corby Urgent Care Centre group.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Library users must unite to defend this vital service

Under the Public Libraries and Museums Act, Northamptonshire County Council has a legal responsibility to provide “a comprehensive and efficient public library service”.

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Chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council, Dr Paul Blantern

LETTER OF THE WEEK: County chief’s departure has raised lots of questions

I am very puzzled by the sudden departure, by apparent resignation, of Dr Paul Blantern, the chief executive of our county council, who left his post on October 13 having been the authority’s chief executive since 2007.

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Theresa May during the debate

LETTER OF THE WEEK: Our Brexit negotiations make us a laughing stock

The Brexit negotiations are a mess, and the reason is simple: the Brexit campaign failed.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Let’s cut number of county MPs and save some money

Research carried out by the Electoral Reform Society has discovered that more than 100 Lords and Peers of the Realm in the House of Lords haven’t even been seen or heard of, so to speak, from making any contributions whatsoever to the House’s many debates,

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Never has there been such an outpouring of sorrow

A deep sorrow has swept this town and borough over the past few days.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: MPs should hang heads in shame over the Brexit Bill

LETTER OF THE WEEK: MPs should hang heads in shame over the Brexit Bill

The Brexit Bill has just been voted on by Parliament.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Where will they find all the extra carriages from?

LETTER OF THE WEEK: Where will they find all the extra carriages from?

According to the Labour Party’s shadow fire minister, “there is some merit in having women only carriages in trains to reduce the number of sexual offences being made against women”.

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Natasha on her camp out

LETTER OF THE WEEK: Have we forgotten that the homeless are humans too?

I was really upset when I saw the front cover of the Telegraph last week.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: County children forced to deal with holiday hunger

Thousands of children across Northamptonshire have broken up for the summer holidays.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Transfer fees show world of football has gone mad

Growing up in the 1970s, like most boys of my era, we lived for anything associated with football.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Proposal to electrify train line has gone off the rails

Last week, under the cover of breaking up for their holiday, the Tory government sneaked out important news that will affect Wellingborough for years to come.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: There are more pressing matters than this bypass

Having just woken up from my slumber on the 16:01 St Pancras to Corby train, I thought I would catch up with the local news in the Northants Telegraph’s online supplement.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: MPs need to put their own financial house in order

Your correspondent, Ron Steele, (Northants Telegraph, July 6) noted that during the election campaign Kettering MP Philip Hollobone said he would never compromise on Kettering General Hospital and the NHS.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: We want to see creativity at the heart of this county

A few summers ago, I took my seat at The Core to watch No Way Back – a brilliant physical theatre production made by the people of Corby.

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Grenfell Tower in London

LETTER OF THE WEEK: Grenfell Tower stands as a symbol of broken Britain

If a week is a long time in politics, then a year is an eternity.

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