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Cameron fails to rule out rate rise on university loans

David Cameron failed today to rule out increased interest rates on previous graduate loans, as the Government moves towards privatising the student loan book.

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Golf centre rescued after pressure by Newcastle’s MP

Newcastle Council has taken back control of Keele’s popular golf course after a campaign led by club members and supported by the town’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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MP hands out literacy prizes to pupils at his old school

Labour MP Paul Farrelly returned to his old school – St Mary’s RC Primary in Stanier Street, Newcastle - to hand out prizes to children during World Book Week.

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MP joins protesters fighting opencast coal mining plans

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly joined dozens of campaigners who staged a demonstration march against proposals to develop an open cast coal mine on farm land at Great Oak, Bignall End.

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MP welcomes company pledge to tackle waste site emissions

Company chiefs have invested a further £500,000 in an attempt to reduce unpleasant gases escaping from a waste site at Newcastle which have caused widespread public protests.

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MP speaks up for local hospital following report into Mid Staffs scandal

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has urged the government to learn the lessons from a report into the crisis at Stafford hospital by putting patient care uppermost in its tackling of a financial deficit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire UHNS).

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MP warns over open cast mining comeback

Villagers are facing the risk of a renewed environmental blight from plans to revive open cast coal mining in a rural area of North Staffordshire, MP Paul Farrelly has warned.

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MP welcomes improved safety for ‘slingshot roundabout’

A busy roundabout used every day as a school route by dozens of Newcastle children is to undergo major safety work following a campaign led by residents and supported by the town’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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MP seeks safety assurance over fumes from quarry

RESIDENTS campaigning against noxious fumes coming from a North Staffordshire quarry have won the backing of Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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MP highlights town centre plight as Burton closes ‘iconic’ Newcastle store

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has stepped in with a last-ditch plea to save two important town centre stores which are facing closure next month.

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