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From Keighley News, December 27th, 2018

FOR me, the magical days between Christmas and the New Year are like no others in the rest of the year. 
The world seems to be on half pace and if you are lucky you get the chance to reflect a little about the year just gone and make some plans for the twelve months ahead.

From Keighley News, December 27th, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand

A MAJOR conference is being held in Keighley to discuss integration. The event will bring together representatives of different communities within the town. They will examine new ways in which people can be encouraged to mix. Spearheading the conference is Keighley MP John Grogan, in partnership with the town council, Bradford Council and Keighley College – where the event takes place, on Friday, January 18. The initiative – An Integrated Keighley? – is being organised in the wake of publication by the Government earlier this year of a green paper.

From Keighley News, December 27th, 2018
Written by David Knights

KEIGHLEY’s MP is to pile on the pressure for a new police station on the site of the former Keighley College building in Cavendish Street. John Grogan has pledged to continue pushing West Yorkshire Police and Bradford Council to give the go-ahead for the project. MP John Grogan this week said the two organisations were in “advanced negotiations” to build the station, once the existing college building was demolished. He added: “A new police headquarters would be an important boost in the fight against crime, especially in the town centre.”

From Ilkley Gazette, Decemeber 21st, 2018
Written by Jim Jack

TWO Wharfedale MPs have taken a train operator to task over reliability issues and a failure to resolve strikes. John Grogan (Lab, Keighley) and Alex Sobel (Lab, Leeds North West) made their points about Northern rail during a debate at Westminster before Parliament broke up for Christmas. Both MPs say their rail-related workload has increased significantly in recent months due to a ‘deluge’ of complaints from constituents about the poor quality* of service. They have also been fielding complaints linked to ongoing industrial action being taken by RMT members on Northern trains over a long-running dispute about the role of guards. (The trade union has now announced that strikes will continue on every Saturday of January, 2019).