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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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Labour leader Ed Miliband visits Newcastle to unveil Labour’s six-point strategy for economic recovery

Labour leader Ed Miliband used a surprise visit to Newcastle-under-Lyme today to launch a six-point action plan for jobs and growth designed to steer Britain out of economic stagnation and on to a rapid path to recovery.

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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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Newcastle MP leads campaign to recruit 100 apprentices in 100 days

Businesses across Newcastle have been urged by the town’s Labour MP, Paul Farrelly, to recruit 100 apprentices in 100 days in an attempt to boost youth employment and help to kick-start economic recovery.

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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 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 secures pledge of action over odours from landfill site

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has welcomed an assurance that a company has been given three months to reduce the pungent smells coming from its landfill site at Silverdale.

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Spending cuts threaten Newcastle Countryside Project

Spending cuts planned by Staffordshire County Council are threatening the future of a North Staffordshire organisation that provides conservation skills and promotes access to the local countryside.

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Boundary Commission makes radical changes to parliamentary constituency plans for North Staffordshire

The Boundary Commission has torn up controversial initial proposals for new parliamentary boundaries in North Staffordshire, re-uniting the urban core of Newcastle-under-Lyme and the Potteries’ mother town of Burslem, and creating a new West Staffordshire seat instead.

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