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MP backs residents in fight to save Silverdale library

Newcastle

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has pledged his support for residents protesting at plans by Staffordshire County Council to hand over the running of their village library to community volunteers.

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Pupils in plea to MP over open cast coal plans

Newcastle

Campaigning school children have written to Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly to add their voices in protest against plans for an open cast coal mine on farmland near their school.

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MP urges health chiefs to rethink cost-cutting plans to cut free hearing aids

Newcastle

Health chiefs in North Staffordshire have been urged to reconsider their plans to cut funding for the provision of hearing aids for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

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County Council condemned as budget cut forces closure of school swimming pool

Newcastle

Staffordshire County Council has been accused of forcing the closure of a popular school swimming pool by rushing ahead with budget cuts without listening to the people who use it.

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‘Sorry’ the hardest word for Home Secretary over passport chaos

Westminster

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly today called for compensation for people whose holidays or travel had been ruined by the current shambles at the Passport Office.

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Queen’s Speech too ‘timid’ on low pay and job insecurity – Newcastle’s MP

Westminster

Government plans in the Queen’s Speech over job exploitation are a ‘missed opportunity to truly tackle low pay and insecurity’ Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly told Business Secretary Vince Cable in the House of Commons.

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

Newcastle

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

Newcastle

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

Westminster

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

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

Westminster

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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