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Government accused of dithering over Chesterton youth centre grant

Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly has accused the coalition government of causing six months of uncertainty before finally approving funding for a £4.4 million youth centre at Chesterton.

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£100,000 boost for Knutton as Labour’s regeneration legacy pays off

One of Newcastle’s priority areas for regeneration is to receive a further £100,000 boost thanks to the legacy of Labour’s long-term commitment to helping local communities in our area.

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Garden celebrates Silverdale’s mining heritage

Paul joined civic leaders, teachers and pupils at Silverdale Primary School to celebrate the unveiling of a memorial garden marking the village’s historic links with coal mining.

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Newcastle’s MP welcomes refusal of Tesco Trent Vale

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly today applauded the decision to reject supermarket giant Tesco’s plans to nearly double the size of its store along the A34 at Trent Vale.

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MP demands safety measures at new roundabout

Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly has called for a pedestrian crossing to be installed at a newly constructed roundabout to address local concerns over child safety.

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Paul stands up for the Old Brown Jug

One of Newcastle’s oldest town centre pubs – the Old Brown Jug – has won the support of local MP Paul Farrelly in its fight to carry on playing live music.

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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 joins soccer legend Gordon Banks at sports centre launch

Paul Farrelly joined guests at the launch of a new £5million sports centre opened by the former England and Stoke City goalkeeper Gordon Banks, OBE.

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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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