From Ilkley Gazette, 26th October 2017
Written by Claire Lomax
A PETITION protesting against funding cuts in Wharfedale schools has been presented to John Grogan, MP for Ilkley. It came ahead of a lobby of parliament on Tuesday when over a thousand parents from across England descended on Westminster to lobby their own MPs to ask them to tell the Chancellor to come up with the funding schools need.
From Keighley News, 26th October 2017
Written by Alistair Shand
ILKLEY MP John Grogan has shown his support for a charity's campaign to protect rivers. He pledged his backing at a WWF event in Westminster, when a 'river' exhibit was created in the Upper Waiting Hall. The charity was highlighting issues facing the nation's waterways.
From The Guardian, 25th October 2017
Written by Simon Goodley
Ranjit Singh Boparan, the multimillionaire boss of 2 Sisters Food Group, has apologised for the scandal engulfing his company as he pledged to fund the cost of independent inspectors to police all 12 of his UK chicken sites. The concessions came during a sometimes heated session of the Commons environment, food and rural affairs committee hearing, in which Boparan, whose firm produces a third of all poultry products eaten in the UK, also pledged to improve standards at his factory, increase training of his workforce and install closed circuit television to check on staff.
From Keighley News, 24th October 2017
Written by Miran Rahman
CONTROVERSIAL plans to establish a company to run a swathe of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust services are under attack the day before the proposals are due to go before trust bosses. A full business case for the plans to set up a "subsidiary organisation", wholly owned by the trust, to run estates, facilities and procurement, is to be presented to the trust's board of directors tomorrow. (Oct 25)