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.
From Keighley News, January 8th, 2018
Written by Miran Rahman
A CAMPAIGN to restore a direct bus connection between Keighley and Halifax now has backing from two MPs. Keighley MP John Grogan and Halifax MP Holly Lynch have joined forces to call for this link to be revived. Wife and husband couple Tricia and Hugh Lowth began the campaign back in early 2016 when they were living in Cross Roads. Since then the baton has been taken up by Worth Valley ward councillor Rebecca Poulsen and Oxenhope parish councillor Peter McManus.
From Ilkley Gazette, January 4th, 2018
Written by Claire Lomax
JOHN Grogan MP met with Ilkley resident Susan Oliver, the chairwoman for Pseudomyxoma Survivor, a charity which offers support and advice to patients suffering from pseudomyxoma peritonei - a rare cancer that generally starts in the appendix. They met at a recent advice surgery in Ilkley when they discussed the work of Pseudomyxoma Survivor and Cancer52, an alliance of 95 predominantly small cancer charities united by their vision of seeking a better future for everyone affected by rare and less common cancers. Based on current data, 46 per cent of cancers diagnosed are rare and less common, yet they account for 54 per cent of cancer deaths.