People, it's time to vote! Just three days left to take part in the final stage of Write Out Loud's poetry competition to aid NHS

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There are just three days left to vote for the People’s Choice award in Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition in aid of NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 urgent appeal. Make sure you don't miss out! Six poems have been picked out by our award-winning judge Andrew McMillan from the 2,381 entries we received. The top six poets, in alphabetical order, are: Deborah Ballantyne (‘Newly Qualified’);  Ruth Beddow (‘Dung...

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