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Local MP welcomes BBC’s radio rethink

Newcastle’s MP, Paul Farrelly, has welcomed the BBC’s decision to review its planned cuts to local radio services, including Radio Stoke.

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MP calls for police to probe cover-up, as well as full extent of News of the World phone hacking

Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has asked the Metropolitan Police for assurances that it will investigate not just the extent of phone-hacking and wrongdoing at the now defunct News of the World, but also the evident cover-up in the four years since.

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MP condemns plans to close Newcastle police station

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has attacked coalition government cuts to Staffordshire police, and plans to close the town’s police station, as outdoing even Margaret Thatcher.

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Newcastle MP wades into row over Council’s vanishing cash

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has intervened in a growing row within the local Council over the Borough’s disappearing cash reserves.

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BBC reveals pressure to run ‘government propaganda’

The BBC faced down intense coalition pressure to air a stream of ‘government info-mercials’, compromising its prized editorial independence, as part of its recent licence fee settlement.

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‘A dark day for education – and trust in politics,’ says Newcastle MP after tuition fees vote

The coalition government’s decision to triple student tuition fees marked a dark day for higher education and public trust in politics, Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly argues, following Thursday’s knife edge vote at Westminster.

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Newcastle MP urges Lib Dems to honour election promise on university fees

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly accused Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg of ‘old fashioned cynicism’ in letting down students, their families and Liberal Democrat voters in his U-turn over university tuition fees.

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Newcastle MP flays Lib Dem leaders over tuition fee ‘betrayal’

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly strongly attacked the leadership of the Liberal Democrat party over their abandonment of manifesto promises on university tuition fees.

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Paul backs learning disability campaign

Paul Farrelly MP last night showed his commitment to ensuring that people with a learning disability get the healthcare they have a right to by signing Mencap’s ‘Getting it right’ charter.

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Select Committee publishes long-awaited report on Press Standards, Privacy and Libel in Britain

The House of Commons Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee has today issued its report into privacy, libel laws and press regulation in the UK. Publication marks the culmination of a year long investigation, in which Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly played a leading role.

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