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Shadow Education Secretary visits Blackfriars in Newcastle to listen to concerns of special schools

Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State Tristram Hunt made the short trip from his Stoke Central constituency to visit Blackfriars School in Newcastle, alongside local MP Paul Farrelly, to listen to special school pupils’ concerns about planned education reforms.

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Taxpayers count the cost as County Council forks out £2.6 million for pothole damage

More than £2.6 million has been paid out in compensation to drivers and pedestrians across Staffordshire in recent years because of damage caused by the county’s deteriorating roads and pavements.

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Higher university tuition fees a disaster, says Newcastle MP

'Higher university tuition fees a disaster' - Paul Farrelly MP

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Twickenham run-out raises over £15,000 for rugby injured

A combined veterans team from Newcastle and newly promoted Trentham were pipped at the post by a Parliamentary rugby squad, organised by local MP Paul Farrelly, this week in a hard-fought encounter at Twickenham stadium.

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MP presses Government and UK Coal to shelve open cast coal plans for Bignall End

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has called on Energy Minister Michael Fallon and the Chief Executive of cash-strapped UK Coal to scrap plans for a controversial opencast coal mine at Great Oak in the village of Bignall End in his constituency.

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Osborne throws pension caution to the wind for Budget headlines

In last week’s Budget, after a series of gaffes in previous years, the Chancellor waited right until the end of his speech to lob a large brick into Britain’s pensions pond, creating waves that might yet do more harm than good.

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MP calls for improvements in thrombosis services

Paul Farrelly, Newcastle’s Labour MP, has added his voice to calls for better awareness and improved management of thrombosis - a major cause of strokes and heart attacks in the UK.

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Newcastle’s MP backs ‘demo’ against Staffordshire youth service cuts

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has warned that a radical shake-up of youth services in Staffordshire could result in the closure of youth centres, wide-ranging job losses and an end to the funding of key community projects.

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Staffordshire libraries face £1.5 million cuts in Tory U-turn

Libraries across Staffordshire are bracing themselves for £1.5 million plus of cuts over the next three years, as the County’s Conservative Council drops its commitment against closures.

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Newcastle’s MP slams County over disability day care centres, opposes Kidgrove closure

Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has joined families in opposing Staffordshire County Council’s planned closure of the day service at Kidsgrove for adults with learning difficulties.

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