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St John’s life-savers praised for Newcastle commitment

A team of life-saving volunteers have earned the praise of Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly after declaring their commitment to the Borough by moving to new premises in the town.

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Newcastle’s MP attends wreath-laying at Cannock war memorial

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly joined young people from Staffordshire and Germany in a wreath- laying ceremony at the war memorial at Cannock Chase today as part of events locally to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

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MP backs campaign to save village war memorial

A group of ex-servicemen have enlisted the support of Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly in their campaign to save a village war memorial from falling victim to disrepair and neglect.

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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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MP backs residents in fight to save Silverdale library

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has pledged his support for residents protesting at plans by Staffordshire County Council to hand over the running of their village library to community volunteers.

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Pupils in plea to MP over open cast coal plans

Campaigning school children have written to Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly to add their voices in protest against plans for an open cast coal mine on farmland near their school.

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MP urges health chiefs to rethink cost-cutting plans to cut free hearing aids

Health chiefs in North Staffordshire have been urged to reconsider their plans to cut funding for the provision of hearing aids for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

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County Council condemned as budget cut forces closure of school swimming pool

Staffordshire County Council has been accused of forcing the closure of a popular school swimming pool by rushing ahead with budget cuts without listening to the people who use it.

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Shadow Education Secretary visits Blackfriars in Newcastle to listen to concerns of special schools

Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State Tristram Hunt made the short trip from his Stoke Central constituency to visit Blackfriars School in Newcastle, alongside local MP Paul Farrelly, to listen to special school pupils’ concerns about planned education reforms.

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Taxpayers count the cost as County Council forks out £2.6 million for pothole damage

More than £2.6 million has been paid out in compensation to drivers and pedestrians across Staffordshire in recent years because of damage caused by the county’s deteriorating roads and pavements.

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