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29 Jan 2013


The Football Association has been told it needs to shake itself up within the next year, to get a better grip on the game, or risk having changes imposed by the government.
09 Jan 2013


Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly has urged the government to take swift action to ensure that internet giants such as Amazon and Google pay their fair share of tax.
30 Nov 2012


Newcastle-under-Lyme's Labour MP Paul Farrelly has welcomed Lord Justice Leveson's plans to give the country truly independent press regulation, with teeth, for the first time following phone-hacking and other outrageous tabloid behaviour.
12 Nov 2012


Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly has called for an end to the ‘frenzy’ surrounding the BBC, to allow the Chairman and new Acting Director General to steady the Corporation.
19 Sep 2012


The Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has, in a report published today, called on football authorities, supporters and players to do more to tackle all forms of discrimination, including racism, in football.
12 Sep 2012


Paul Farrelly, Labour MP for Newcastle, has added to calls for the government to improve proposed new laws to protect freedom of speech and investigative journalism.
24 Jul 2012


The UK’s Crown Prosecution Service has today announced that eight former senior executives and journalists are to be charged with offences relating to phone hacking at the News of the World, which was closed a year ago in the aftermath of the scandal.
13 Jun 2012


Newcastle’s Labour MP, Paul Farrelly, has welcomed the government’s Defamation Bill, which comes after many years of campaigning to strike a fairer balance between the right to freedom of expression and protection of reputation.
22 May 2012


The House of Commons is to consider what punishment to mete out to three former executives of the now defunct News of the World and its parent company News International after debating the conclusions of a damning Select Committee report into the affair.
01 May 2012


Following the publication of today’s long-awaited report into phone-hacking by the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee, Paul has written a commentary for the Guardian newspaper which summarises the main conclusions and the reasoning behind them.
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