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

Newcastle

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

Westminster

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

Westminster

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

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

Newcastle

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

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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Ibstock Brick donation a fillip for Chesterton housing project

Newcastle

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

Newcastle

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

Newcastle

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

Newcastle

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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