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Paul Farrelly: The BBC licence fee deal is a drive-by shooting

Writing in today's Guardian newspaper, Newcastle's MP has attacked the government's handling of the BBC's licence fee deal - read the article here.

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Green Belt site dropped from Staffordshire minerals plan

A 200-acre area of open countryside at Bignall End has been dropped from Staffordshire’s minerals plan – to the joy of villagers and Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly who fought a concerted campaign to safeguard it from coal mining.

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Newcastle’s MP calls for urgent talks over local NHS cuts

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has called for an urgent meeting of all parts of the NHS with local MPs to discuss cuts to local community hospitals, the crisis at A&E and a looming £200m plus deficit in Staffordshire health and social care services.

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Thank you for re-electing Paul

Paul would like to thank the people of Newcastle-under-Lyme for re-electing him as their MP, and has talked about some of the challenges facing our area in his latest Sentinel column.

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MP steps up campaign for schoolgirl’s ‘wonder drug’

Newcastle under Lyme MP Paul Farrelly is helping to step up the campaign to secure continued medical treatment for a young schoolgirl with a rare genetic disorder.

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Staffordshire NHS faces £200 million shortfall, says secret Government report

The Government is refusing to publish in full the disturbing findings of an official report which shows the local NHS heading for a £217m deficit in the next four years, if nothing changes.

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MP hails ‘people power’ after coal mining firm plans are withdrawn

CONTROVERSIAL plans for an opencast coal mine on 200 acres of farmland at Bignall End have been dropped following a two-year campaign of opposition by villagers supported by Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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Knutton children’s centre saved from closure following protests

Knutton's popular children’s centre has been saved from closure by Staffordshire County Council following a campaign of opposition supported by Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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Newcastle MP visits Keele biologists

Paul Farrelly, Labour MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, visited the School of Life Sciences today to meet researchers working on cancer and and the tropical diseases malaria and leishmaniasis.

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Newcastle’s MP slams RBS NatWest over ‘predatory’ treatment of local business

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has slated the scandal-hit Royal Bank of Scotland over the alleged mis-selling of a complicated financial product to local business DK Motorcycles, which cost the firm well over £1/2 million in extra interest and penalty charges.

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