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From Keighley News, February 24th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand

A PROVISIONAL report against the merger of two supermarket giants has been welcomed by Keighley’s MP. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has voiced concerns about proposals to merge Sainsbury’s and Asda. It says the move could lead to higher prices and a poorer shopping experience, with a reduced range and quality of products. Town MP, John Grogan, said: “I very much welcome the provisional findings against the proposed merger. “I strongly agree with the authority that the merger could push-up prices and reduce quality, particularly in towns like Keighley which currently have two competing stores.

From Keighley News, February 21st, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand

A TINY school has lost its David-and-Goliath battle to stave off academy status. Oldfield Primary fought against a Government order to impose the move, fearing it could lead to the school's closure. But despite backing from Bradford Council and MP John Grogan, campaigners have failed in their bid to overturn the decision. The school will now become part of the Bronte Academy Trust. This week, trust bosses moved to reassure staff and parents at Oldfield that the future of the school – which has fewer than 50 pupils – is safe.

From Keighley News, February 20th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand

KEIGHLEY and Ilkley MP John Grogan has voiced concern after a surge by about a half in unemployment levels within the constituency. He spoke out after figures revealed there were 1,575 claimants last month, compared to 1,050 in January last year.

From Keighley News, February 20th, 2019
Written by David Knights


STRONG Close Nursery School received praise from Keighley MP John Grogan after he visited the facility. He described it as an excellent example of a community nursery school, supported by the local authority, that provided the highest-quality early education. He said: “We need to cherish that tradition in our town and in our country. "Having met the children, carers and highly skilled staff, I have seen the excellent education and services provided by the school for two to five year olds.