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Further help urged for Cross Heath after £7.5m 'Kickstart' grant

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly is pressing government ministers for further assistance with new housing on a demolished estate in Cross Heath after gaining a £7.5 million government ‘Kickstart’ grant for the area.

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Newcastle MP pledges to oppose lifting cap on tuition fees

Newcastle-under-Lyme’s MP Paul Farrelly has renewed his pledge to oppose any increase in university tuition fees - and called on students and their families to demand to know if any candidate at the next general election would be prepared break their ‘party whip’ over the issue on a future vote in Parliament.

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MP wins pledge that Territorial Army headquarters will stay open

Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly has received assurances that the town’s Territorial Army headquarters will be reprieved from closure under proposals to restructure reserve forces.

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Newcastle MP urges government intervention over huge Tesco expansion

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has asked the government to intervene in Tesco’s plans to redevelop its huge, 24-hour superstore at Trent Vale, taking the decision out of the hands of Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

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Children's centres at risk from cutbacks, warns Newcastle MP

Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly has welcomed the opening of three new children’s centres in the Borough but warned that urgent action is needed to protect them from a future of cutbacks and closures.

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TA centre should be saved for cadets, says Paul

A Government Defence minister has been urged to protect the future of Newcastle’s Territorial Army headquarters which faces an uncertain future because of a shake-up of Britain’s Army reserves.

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MP hands over petition demanding free weekend parking

Council chiefs in Newcastle are coming under increased pressure to introduce free weekend parking in an attempt to attract more shoppers to the town.

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Knutton St Mary’s celebrates new school wildlife garden

Children at Knutton St Mary’s primary school in Newcastle have created a new wildlife and sensory garden, helped by funding from the BBC and the Big Lottery, and the efforts of parents, teachers and local community volunteers.

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Restoration complete at St James Church, Audley

The people of Audley have celebrated the restoration of the village’s most familiar landmark, the Anglican church of St James, following months of painstaking work costing £170,000 in all.

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Peter Pan celebrates 40 years as children’s special needs nursery

Newcastle’s Peter Pan special needs nursery has marked its 40th anniversary with a celebration fun day at Newcastle and Hartshill Cricket Club on Saturday.

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