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For example, on page 46, we have published part of an article by Malcolm Cameron with a link to the full article on our website.  We have become aware that these links do not work on some devices.  We don’t want you to miss the chance to read the complete article Strange Things about Particles, so click here to take you to the full bit.  Go here for the link to this year’s Boyer Lectures by Prof Michelle Simmons.

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In this edition

The 21st edition of Eastsider News contains much to keep you reading, starting with David Astle’s Quizlings. But don’t stop there: our contributors have sent us an amazing diversity of material from reports on topical issues such as the plight of whistleblowers, critiques of local government and stories of the achievements of young people in our region.

Several stories pick up on previous discussions such as the Voice, planning policy matters, the environmental impact of infrastructure projects such as the NE Link. Science features as does music, art and the environment. And if you are wondering where the Christmas markets and Carols nights are happening, we have included a list of the events that our supporters have told us about. If things look a little different than normal, it is because we have changed to a smaller page size.

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