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MP backs campaign for life-saving defibrillators in Newcastle

Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly has pledged his support for a fund-raising campaign to provide a network of life-saving heart defibrillators in the Borough.

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Communities facing isolation as bus routes are axed, MP warns

Transport chiefs at Staffordshire County Council have been accused of being “economical with the truth” after withdrawing the financial support needed to sustain ‘vital’ bus routes.

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Traffic chaos hindering town centre regeneration, Newcastle MP warns

New changes to parking enforcement across Staffordshire have been blamed for causing an increase in traffic chaos and threatening the regeneration of Newcastle town centre.

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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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Thank you for re-electing Paul

Paul would like to thank the people of Newcastle-under-Lyme for re-electing him as their MP, and has talked about some of the challenges facing our area in his latest Sentinel column.

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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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MP hails ‘people power’ after coal mining firm plans are withdrawn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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Campaigners launch fight to save Keele post office

A campaign is under way to save a popular post office at Keele University which is facing closure under controversial plans which would downgrade the services provided and reclassify it as a ‘local’ branch.

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