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Ibstock Brick donation a fillip for Chesterton housing project

A run-down site at the heart of a neighborhood housing development is due to be transformed into a communal garden thanks to a donation by Chesterton brick manufacturers Ibstock.

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Grants help cricket club to grow the game

Cricket club members at Silverdale have been congratulated by Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly after securing two grants that will enable them to expand grassroots sporting facilities in the area.

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Salvation Army praised by MP for providing employment skills

Salvation Army staff and volunteers at Chesterton have been praised by Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly for providing key skills needed to enable local people to get back into work.

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Day centres review creates a ‘future of uncertainty', Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly warns

Dozens of disabled people and their carers have been left facing a future fraught with uncertainty because of Staffordshire County Council’s plans to ‘modernise’ day care services for adults with learning difficulties.

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MP urges rethink of care home plans

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly is calling on Staffordshire County Council to rethink its plans for a four-storey care home for the elderly on land adjacent to a conservation area at May Bank.

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Culture Committee MPs urge press to cease delaying tactics and back Leveson

MPs on the House of Commons Culture Media & Sport Select Committee today urged the national and local press to halt their delaying tactics and embrace the proper, independent self-regulation set out in last year’s Leveson report.

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Newcastle MP fights to restore bus services

Hundreds of residents have won the support of Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly in their fight to reinstate a rural bus service hit by cuts.

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‘No mining plans for North Staffs’, royal Duchy assures MP over ancient mineral rights

The Duchy of Lancaster has told Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly that it has no plans to exercise its centuries-old rights to excavate minerals beneath thousands of North Staffordshire homes.

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Families welcome Labour’s fresh focus on rising costs of living

Families across Newcastle this weekend welcomed Labour’s emphasis on tackling the high cost of living and falling household incomes following leader Ed Miliband’s impressive speech to the Party’s annual conference in Brighton.

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Culture Committee slams Government, Google over copyright theft

The House of Commons Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee has condemned the Government for allowing search giant Google too much sway over moves to relax UK copyright laws, risking the success of the country’s £36 billion a year creative industries.

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