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7 February 2024

Subscriber of the week: Alastair Beattie

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A retired NHS data specialist, working part-time in the NHS.

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Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Always Labour.

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About 25 years.

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It was more convenient than a newsagent.

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Andrew Marr, Jason Cowley, Phil Whitaker, John Gray.

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Fiona Hill.

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George Osborne.

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Kate Mossman’s 2019 profile of Melvyn Bragg.

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