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Betley head for the Britannia on National Football Day

The Football Association honoured one of Newcastle’s leading amateur football clubs, Betley, at the weekend, accompanying the players to Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium on National Football Day.

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Rockin’ All Over The World, Still - Status Quo Roll Into Betley

Iconic Seventies rock band Status Quo ‘Lay Down’ in Newcastle next Friday to headline three days of music at Betley’s new Junction 16 festival.

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Government planning changes risk blighting town centres, warns Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly.

Town centres, including Newcastle’s, could be powerless to stop unpopular shops from opening because of controversial new planning reforms introduced by the coalition Government, the town’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has warned.

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Newcastle MP urges more help for local pubs

Paul Farrelly, Labour Member of Parliament for Newcastle, has added to calls for the government to give more support to community pubs up and down the land.

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MP congratulates college as apprenticeship campaign passes target

A campaign to create 100 apprenticeships in 100 days has been heralded as a “fantastic success” by Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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Olympic Medallist opens Staffordshire School Games at Keele

Olympic bronze medal gymnast Beth Tweddle opened the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent School Games on Friday in front of 1,200 young athletes at Keele University.

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Newcastle MP challenges Chancellor over local Council cuts

Paul Farrelly, Newcastle’s Labour MP, confronted Chancellor George Osborne over the damaging impact of further 10% government cuts on local councils, services and community groups during today’s latest government Spending Review.

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Newcastle MP warns of West Coast ‘Ghost Line’ after HS2

Paul Farrelly, Labour Member of Parliament for Newcastle, has given a stark warning to the government over the potential impact of the proposed new High Speed Rail network on local services from the mainline station at Stoke-on-Trent.

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Cameron fails to rule out rate rise on university loans

David Cameron failed today to rule out increased interest rates on previous graduate loans, as the Government moves towards privatising the student loan book.

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Majority of Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee Members reject rival Press Royal Charter

Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs on the House of Commons’ Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee have written to the Privy Council, rejecting the rival Royal Charter put forward by the press for a new industry regulator.

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