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From Yorkshire Post, January 24th, 2018
Written by John Grogan

CHRISTMAS 2017 is already a distant memory for many. Before the month of January ebbs away, I am asking Parliament today to reflect for a moment on plans for public transport on Boxing Day 2018. During the month of December for the last 15 years, I have been drawing attention to the lack of provision as the festive season approaches. This year I thought I would try something different and try and influence planning well in advance. Indeed, for the first time in nearly 40 years, there is now the realistic prospect of trains running on Boxing Day in God’s Own County. 

From Keighley News, January 15th, 2018
Written by David Knights

KEIGHLEY MP John Grogan has lent support to a special bus service that helps townspeople get into the Yorkshire Dales. He took a trip on a DalesBus to Kettlewell then a short walk and pub lunch to get a taste of the delights opened up to hikers and daytrippers by the long-running service. After meeting DalesBus bosses he called on the Yorkshire Dales National Park authority to join West Yorkshire councils in funding the service. 

From Keighley News, January 15th, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand

KEIGHLEY'S MP has spoken out in the long-running dispute over guards on trains which has caused widespread disruption. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union has staged a series of walkouts in its fight against plans to change guards' role and introduce driver-only-operated train doors. Last week, three one-day strikes were held, severely hitting services on the Airedale line. 

From Yorkshire Post, January 9th, 2018
Written by Rob Parsons

The Government was tonight warned that the "clock is ticking" for an agreement to be reached that could pave the way for a wider Yorkshire devolution deal. The Yorkshire Post says: Why we still believe in full devolution - but we need to make it happen together During a Parliamentary debate on Yorkshire devolution, Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis said Ministers had a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" to help put in place an arrangement that would make the region a force to be reckoned with on the global stage.