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Campaigners celebrate as opencast site is dropped from County plan
18 Dec 2015
Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly has paid tribute to community campaigners whose defiant protests have helped to lift the threat of coal mining facing a 200-acre area of countryside at Great Oak in the local village of Bignall End.
Commons vote on air strikes against ISIL
07 Dec 2015
Last week the House of Commons voted in favour of extending the British air strikes being carried out against ISIL in Iraq to Syria - you can read Paul's letter to constituents on this issue here.
MP joins in tributes as Apedale park is shortlisted for top national award
27 Nov 2015
Picturesque Apedale Country Park in Newcastle has earned the praise of local MP Paul Farrelly after being shortlisted in the finals of a nationwide competition to find the best park in Britain.
MP welcomes NHS decision to fund life-saving treatment for Tia
24 Nov 2015
Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has welcomed the announcement by NHS England that people suffering from the rare genetic disorder, Morquio Syndrome, will now be able to access the drug that treats the tragically debilitating disease.
MP demands rethink over drastic spending cuts to further education
18 Nov 2015
Paul Farrelly, Labour MP for Newcastle, has urged the government to change course on its ‘slash-and-burn’ approach to post-16 education.
Government still failing the victims of press abuses, says Labour MP
22 Oct 2015
Paul Farrelly, Labour MP for Newcastle, has urged the government to fulfil its commitment to establishing a system of genuinely independent, effective self-regulation of the press.
MP backs campaign for life-saving defibrillators in Newcastle
21 Oct 2015
Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly has pledged his support for a fund-raising campaign to provide a network of life-saving heart defibrillators in the Borough.
Caution urged over Labour's leadership election
08 Sep 2015
Paul's column for the local Sentinel yesterday warns against any return to Labour's bad old yesterdays. 'Hammer of the Left' was published a dozen years ago now by Politico's - it was thanks to the publisher Iain Dale that the story was told.
Communities facing isolation as bus routes are axed, MP warns
28 Aug 2015
Transport chiefs at Staffordshire County Council have been accused of being “economical with the truth” after withdrawing the financial support needed to sustain ‘vital’ bus routes.
Traffic chaos hindering town centre regeneration, Newcastle MP warns
29 Jul 2015
New changes to parking enforcement across Staffordshire have been blamed for causing an increase in traffic chaos and threatening the regeneration of Newcastle town centre.
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