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Boost for rural jobs and business

Newcastle’s rural economy – which sustains hundreds of jobs and businesses across the Borough – received a boost with the opening of NFU’s Mutual’s new offices in Betley.

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MP calls for rethink over quarry extension plans

Controversial proposals to extend a clay quarry in Newcastle and create a huge lake on the site have come under renewed criticism from local MP Paul Farrelly.

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Paul backs learning disability campaign

Paul Farrelly MP last night showed his commitment to ensuring that people with a learning disability get the healthcare they have a right to by signing Mencap’s ‘Getting it right’ charter.

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Conservative County U-turn robs Knutton kids’ farm of £50,000 lottery grant

Staffordshire’s new Conservative Council has backtracked on promises to grant Knutton’s Village Farm a lease for the popular project next to the local Sure Start children’s centre, a refusal which now means it has lost a £50,000 good causes grant from the National Lottery.

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Paul welcomes £20 million boost for Michelin

The future of Stoke-on-Trent-based tyre maker Michelin has been safeguarded after the Government unveiled support for the company’s £20million investment plans.

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Paul welcomes Olympic boost for Wedgwood and Doulton

Wedgwood and Royal Doulton have been chosen to produce commemorative ceramics for the London 2012 Olympic Games in a move that has been warmly welcomed by Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly.

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MP congratulates school on its ‘journey to excellence’

Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly has paid tribute to a local primary school which has been recognised as one of the most improved in the country.

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MP warns of development threat to model farm complex

A unique slice of Newcastle’s heritage has come under renewed threat from developers who want to convert a historic farm complex into a hotel and spa.

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Olympics chiefs to set out opportunities for ceramics in 2012

Organisers of the 2012 London Olympics, including athletics legend Sebastian Coe, are to spell out the opportunities for North Staffordshire’s pottery industry in over £700 million of contracts to be awarded in the run-up to the Games, following questioning by Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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Villagers urged to join community speed watch

Villagers plagued by speeding traffic have been urged, during National Road Safety Week, to become ‘Community Speedwatch’ volunteers in an attempt to make their roads safer.

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