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Green Belt site dropped from Staffordshire minerals plan

A 200-acre area of open countryside at Bignall End has been dropped from Staffordshire’s minerals plan – to the joy of villagers and Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly who fought a concerted campaign to safeguard it from coal mining.

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Newcastle’s MP calls for urgent talks over local NHS cuts

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has called for an urgent meeting of all parts of the NHS with local MPs to discuss cuts to local community hospitals, the crisis at A&E and a looming £200m plus deficit in Staffordshire health and social care services.

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MP steps up campaign for schoolgirl’s ‘wonder drug’

Newcastle under Lyme MP Paul Farrelly is helping to step up the campaign to secure continued medical treatment for a young schoolgirl with a rare genetic disorder.

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Staffordshire NHS faces £200 million shortfall, says secret Government report

The Government is refusing to publish in full the disturbing findings of an official report which shows the local NHS heading for a £217m deficit in the next four years, if nothing changes.

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MP hails ‘people power’ after coal mining firm plans are withdrawn

CONTROVERSIAL plans for an opencast coal mine on 200 acres of farmland at Bignall End have been dropped following a two-year campaign of opposition by villagers supported by Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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Knutton children’s centre saved from closure following protests

Knutton's popular children’s centre has been saved from closure by Staffordshire County Council following a campaign of opposition supported by Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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Newcastle MP visits Keele biologists

Paul Farrelly, Labour MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, visited the School of Life Sciences today to meet researchers working on cancer and and the tropical diseases malaria and leishmaniasis.

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More than 1,500 support campaign to restore village war memorial

Newcastle's Labour MP Paul Farrelly handed over a petition signed by more than 1,500 people who are campaigning for the restoration of Chesterton’s war memorial

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Newcastle’s MP slams ‘cynical County’ over Early Years cuts

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has branded Staffordshire’s plans to shut 44 of its children’s centres as ‘shockingly cynical’ and its record of support for youngsters in need as an ‘extraordinary catalogue of failure’.

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MP demands rethink of ‘callous’ cuts in funding lifeline for vulnerable people

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has condemned Staffordshire County Council for imposing ‘callous and short-sighted’ cuts on vulnerable people and has called for the decision to be reversed.

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