Opinion

  • Age of insecurity: Robots taking our jobs

    Age of insecurity: Robots taking our jobs

    8th May 2015

    A conversation with a very able and experienced primary school teacher got me thinking about schools…

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  • Age of insecurity: Help one another

    Age of insecurity: Help one another

    2nd April 2015

    Many years ago I asked my younger daughter, then at primary school, what she thought about…

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  • Island stirs into life after long winter

    Island stirs into life after long winter

    24th March 2015

    Over the winter months the RSPB staff and volunteers have been busy doing all those jobs…

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  • What You Say…

    What You Say…

    24th March 2015

    Public access way – your replies In response to the reader’s letter (Is this a public…

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  • Our Ages of Insecurity

    Our Ages of Insecurity

    6th February 2015

    Many years ago, I asked my younger daughter, then at primary school, what she thought about…

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  • Why councils make plans but you aren’t involved

    Why councils make plans but you aren’t involved

    19th December 2014

    Northumberland County Council make decisions that affect our lives a lot of the time. But many a time…

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  • New column: Age of insecurity

    New column: Age of insecurity

    18th December 2014

    The enemy of insecurity is confidence, a commodity in short supply these days. Prospects of secure,…

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  • Your letters & email

    Your letters & email

    10th December 2014

    Is this a public access way? This is a photo that I took of what looks…

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  • Marooned on Coquet Island

    Marooned on Coquet Island

    3rd December 2014

    “Worse things happen at sea” A rather unexpected turn of events this autumn resulted in site…

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  • Our age of insecurity – part 3

    Our age of insecurity – part 3

    21st October 2014

    The six and a half million carers, of all ages, who look after relatives and others,…

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