Party president backs Berwick health campaign

The President of the Liberal Democrats visited Berwick this week to back the health campaign of local parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen. 

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Ambulance service must be more responsive

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is under pressure to be more proactive in improving the service after concerns were raised over its current approach.

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Opencast plan would lead to intolerable traffic - Pörksen

A planned opencast mine in near Druridge Bay would lead to intolerable levels of HGV traffic in the area, a packed public meeting has been told.    Outlining their plans for the Highthorn site, developers The Banks Group estimated that the A1068 would have to handle an additional 300 HGV movement...

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Lib Dem response to Cameron visit

Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for the Berwick Upon Tweed constituency Julie Pörksen, responding to the visit of David Cameron to the area today, said:   "The Conservative plan for the North East, as with the rest of the country is to cut, cut cut. They will go far beyond what is needed to balan...

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Pörksen makes frack-free promise for North Northumberland

Julie Pörksen, the Lib Dem candidate for the Berwick constituency, has promised to oppose any attempts to carry out fracking in Northumberland if elected.    Julie has joined the Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth campaign against the extraction of underground gas through drilling, saying the en...

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Julie wins new health guarantee

Health campaigner Julie Pörksen has won a commitment from the North East Ambulance Service to improve rural healthcare after presenting a thousands-strong petition. Julie, who along with Alan Beith has fought a long campaign to improve health services in Northumberland, said: “The NHS is our ...

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