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  • Early day motion 1825 - REMEMBERING HMY IOLAIRE

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    EDM Supported: 12th Novemeber, 2018

    That this House remembers that more than 200 sailors lost their lives when HMY Iolaire sank on 1 January 1919 as it approached Stornoway Harbour bringing sailors home from the war, just yards from shore and within sight of home...

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  • Amendment 1761A1 - PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF WATER IN ENGLAND

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    EDM Sponsored: 6th November, 2018

    after 'English bills', insert '; notes the success of Welsh Water run by not-for-profit Glas Cymru which has the highest credit ratings in the industry'.

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  • Amendment 1761A3 - PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF WATER IN ENGLAND

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    EDM Sponsored: 6th November, 2018

    at end add 'with an independent regulator as in Scotland and Wales with fair market compensation paid to shareholders protecting pensioners and workers.'.

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  • Amendment 1761A2 - PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF WATER IN ENGLAND

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    EDM Sponsored: 6th November, 2018

    after 'public', insert 'or mutual'.

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  • Funding bid to improve access at Ben Rhydding Railway Station

    Funding bid to improve access at Ben Rhydding Railway Station

    From Ilkley Gazette, November 13th, 2018

    ILKLEY MP John Grogan has written to Transport ministers supporting the bid of West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and rail operator Northern to build a replacement footbridge with a lift at Ben Rhydding Station.

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  • Parking plans for rail station

    Parking plans for rail station

    From Keighley News, November 8th, 2018
    Written by David Knights

    LONG-AWAITED plans to increase car-parking space at Silsden-Steeton railway station have been submitted to rail chiefs. The expansion – which would reduce the need for drivers to park on surrounding streets – could include a new deck on top of the existing tarmac car park. Keighley MP John Grogan this week revealed that West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) was looking at a second parking level as the most likely option. He said: “This, and a number of other engineering options for the extension, have been submitted to Network Rail, who own the land.

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  • CCTV cameras are installed at Ben Rhydding Station

    CCTV cameras are installed at Ben Rhydding Station

    From Ilkley Gazette, October 25th, 2018

    CCTV cameras have been installed at Ben Rhydding Station following numerous complaints about vandalism and anti-social behaviour. Fourteen cameras have been put in place by Northern as part of a multi-million pound modernisation programme across its stations.

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  • Keighley town centre to receive a new electric car charging point

    Keighley town centre to receive a new electric car charging point

    From Keighley News, October 22nd, 2018
    Written by Miran Rahman

    A NEW public charging point for electric cars will be installed in Keighley's Church Green car park. Keighley MP John Grogan said the device should be fitted some time within the next few months.It is part of a project which is running between now and March 2020, administered by Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority. A total of 88 rapid charging points are due to be installed in West Yorkshire before March 2020.

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  • Blues night raises £1,400 for local charities

    Blues night raises £1,400 for local charities

    From Ilkley Gazette, October 8th, 2018
    Written by Claire Lomax

    STORY of the Blues Night held at the Clarke Foley Centre in Ilkley on Tuesday, October 2 and organised by the Rotary Club of Ilkley Wharfedale was a great success raising £1,400 for local charities.

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  • Ninety over 90s attend annual party in Ilkley

    Ninety over 90s attend annual party in Ilkley

    From Telegraph & Argus, October 1st, 2018

    THE annual Over 90s Party was held at the Clarke Foley Centre on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The party was first held in September 1987 and is unique in that it is the only event in the Bradford district dedicated to residents aged 90 and over. Once again there was free entertainment and afternoon tea was served to guests from Addingham, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Ilkley and Menston. HM the Queen was represented by Mr David Pearson, Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire and other honoured guests were: Ilkley Town Mayor Councillor Stephen Butler and Mrs Kate Butler, John Grogan MP, and Councillor Brian Mann and Mrs Sylvia Mann.

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  • MP 'very hopeful' that Keighley waste-to-energy incinerator permit will be refused

    MP 'very hopeful' that Keighley waste-to-energy incinerator permit will be refused

    From Keighley News, September 29th, 2018

    KEIGHLEY MP John Grogan says he is “very hopeful” that an environmental permit for a controversial waste-to-energy incinerator plant in the town will be rejected. He was speaking after the Environment Agency received an application for a permit at the site, alongside the Aire Valley trunk road at Marley. “From my discussions with the agency my understanding is that the formal consultation period is likely to take place later in 2018 and a final decision could take up to a year,” said Mr Grogan.

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