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From Keighley News, June 1st, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand

KEIGHLEY’S MP is backing calls for more Government cash to be given to Childline. John Grogan and 15 other MPs from the region have signed an open letter demanding that funding for the charity be increased. It follows revelations that Childline is being contacted by record numbers of young people struggling with suicidal thoughts. The charity currently receives £1.7 million annually from the Government as part of a four-year grant. But it is reliant on public support to maintain its services, with 80 per cent of funding being received through voluntary donations.

From Keighley News, June 1st, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand

PLANS for a new 640-pupil primary school have been the go ahead by councillors. The new school - which will replace the former Hothfield and Aire View junior and infant schools in Silsden - went before Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee yesterday. Last year, the Council unveiled initial proposals for the school buildings, grounds and access roads after an extensive search for a suitable site for a new school to relieve overcrowding at the existing schools. Hothfield and Aire View merged last September to become Silsden Primary School, using both their existing sites, in readiness for the move to the new site at Hawber Cote Lane.

From Keighley News, May 31st, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand

A MASSIVE £4.8 million initiative is being launched to stimulate economic growth and jobs in Keighley. The sweeping programme will help regenerate some of the town's most deprived areas. Euro cash totalling £2.4m, which will be match-funded through various sources, has been secured. Support, education and skills will be provided to unemployed people, raising their aspirations and helping them into work. And there will be grants for new businesses and to help existing ones grow.

From Yorkshire Post, May 30th, 2018
Written by Arj Singh

The rail industry has "collectively failed" Northern passengers who suffered delays, cancellations and chaos when new timetables were introduced last week, the Transport Secretary has said. Chris Grayling said in a letter to the region's MPs that the level of disruption on Northern rail last week was "wholly unsatisfactory" and the scale of the chaos "far outstripped any expectation". But Labour MPs criticised him for not repeating his apology for the botched introduction of new timetables, accusing him of "passing the buck". In his letter, the Transport Secretary wrote: "I am frustrated that what should have been good news for passengers, with the introduction of new services, new routes and expanded capacity has had such a poor start. "The industry collectively has failed the passengers it serves. A combination of delayed Network Rail infrastructure works and reduced planning time meant that the new timetable was finalised much too late to permit adequate logistical planning for the timetable changes."