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Government abandons less well-off students with grants-to-loans, says Newcastle MP

?Government plans to abolish university grants for students from less well-off backgrounds have been condemned as ‘unfair and undemocratic’ by Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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Campaigners celebrate as opencast site is dropped from County plan

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly has paid tribute to community campaigners whose defiant protests have helped to lift the threat of coal mining facing a 200-acre area of countryside at Great Oak in the local village of Bignall End.

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Commons vote on air strikes against ISIL

Last week the House of Commons voted in favour of extending the British air strikes being carried out against ISIL in Iraq to Syria - you can read Paul's letter to constituents on this issue here.

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MP joins in tributes as Apedale park is shortlisted for top national award

Picturesque Apedale Country Park in Newcastle has earned the praise of local MP Paul Farrelly after being shortlisted in the finals of a nationwide competition to find the best park in Britain.

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MP welcomes NHS decision to fund life-saving treatment for Tia

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has welcomed the announcement by NHS England that people suffering from the rare genetic disorder, Morquio Syndrome, will now be able to access the drug that treats the tragically debilitating disease.

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MP demands rethink over drastic spending cuts to further education

Paul Farrelly, Labour MP for Newcastle, has urged the government to change course on its ‘slash-and-burn’ approach to post-16 education.

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Government still failing the victims of press abuses, says Labour MP

Paul Farrelly, Labour MP for Newcastle, has urged the government to fulfil its commitment to establishing a system of genuinely independent, effective self-regulation of the press.

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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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Caution urged over Labour's leadership election

Paul's column for the local Sentinel yesterday warns against any return to Labour's bad old yesterdays. 'Hammer of the Left' was published a dozen years ago now by Politico's - it was thanks to the publisher Iain Dale that the story was told.

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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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