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Campaigners launch fight to save Keele post office

Newcastle

A campaign is under way to save a popular post office at Keele University which is facing closure under controversial plans which would downgrade the services provided and reclassify it as a ‘local’ branch.

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London bias in arts funding must be tackled, says Culture Committee report

Westminster

The capital is getting an unfair slice of funding for the arts, subsidised unacceptably by taxpayers and lottery-players from the rest of the country, the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has concluded in its latest report, published today.

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More than 1,500 support campaign to restore village war memorial

Newcastle

Newcastle's Labour MP Paul Farrelly handed over a petition signed by more than 1,500 people who are campaigning for the restoration of Chesterton’s war memorial

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Tougher rules needed to combat wanton dumping of waste, says Newcastle’s MP

Newcastle

A stronger framework of regulation with tougher legal penalties for offenders and improved surveillance powers for councils is needed to tackle waste dumping in the countryside, says Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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Newcastle’s MP slams ‘cynical County’ over Early Years cuts

Newcastle

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has branded Staffordshire’s plans to shut 44 of its children’s centres as ‘shockingly cynical’ and its record of support for youngsters in need as an ‘extraordinary catalogue of failure’.

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St John’s life-savers praised for Newcastle commitment

Newcastle

A team of life-saving volunteers have earned the praise of Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly after declaring their commitment to the Borough by moving to new premises in the town.

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Newcastle’s MP attends wreath-laying at Cannock war memorial

Newcastle

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly joined young people from Staffordshire and Germany in a wreath- laying ceremony at the war memorial at Cannock Chase today as part of events locally to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

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MP backs campaign to save village war memorial

Newcastle

A group of ex-servicemen have enlisted the support of Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly in their campaign to save a village war memorial from falling victim to disrepair and neglect.

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Tougher sanctions needed against Putin – says Newcastle’s MP

Westminster

The Labour MP for Newcastle, Paul Farrelly, has called for tougher financial sanctions against Russia following the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 last week.

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MP demands rethink of ‘callous’ cuts in funding lifeline for vulnerable people

Newcastle

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has condemned Staffordshire County Council for imposing ‘callous and short-sighted’ cuts on vulnerable people and has called for the decision to be reversed.

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