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From Keighley News, August 26th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand

A SEMINAR is being staged in Keighley to debate changes to the law over organ donation. From the spring of next year, all adults in England will be considered a potential organ donor when they die unless they've chosen to opt out – although the deceased's family will still have the final say. The seminar – at Keighley Civic Centre on Friday, September 6, from 10am to noon – is being organised by MP John Grogan, in partnership with the town council, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and the charity Kidney Care UK.

From Telegraph & Argus, August 26th, 2019
Written by David Jagger

THE destruction of a historic cricket club pavilion in Ilkley at the weekend was "shocking and disturbing", MP John Grogan has said. Mr Grogan, MP for Keighley and Ilkley said the fire which ripped through the building at Olicanian Cricket Club was a tragic loss for the town. He has also made calls for a plan of action to tackle criminal behaviour in Ilkley on bank holiday weekends, and weekends in general when the weather is hot.
The club, formed in 1922, was left devastated by the fire on Sunday. The pavilion was opened by legendary England and Yorkshire cricketer Ray Illingworth in 2002 at its home next door to Ilkley Lido.

From Ilkley Gazette, August 16th, 2019
Written by Claire Lomax

ANOTHER rail-fare hike has been condemned by campaigners and Ilkley’s MP. Fury has greeted the Government announcement that regulated ticket prices will rise by up to 2.8 per cent from January. Ilkley's MP John Grogan says the latest increase will mean fares have soared by nearly 40 per cent since 2010 – more than twice the level at which average wages have risen. An annual rail season ticket from both Keighley and Ilkley to Leeds, currently £1,252, will cost about an extra £35 from the start of next year.

From Keighley News, August 15th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand

KEIGHLEY Asda workers and the town’s MP John Grogan joined a march in Leeds protesting at plans by the supermarket giant to change employees’ contract terms and conditions. The demonstration was organised by the GMB union. Mr Grogan said proposals included mandatory working on public holidays and more-flexible hours. “Many on the march said they could not sign-up for complete flexibility in working hours because of caring responsibilities,” he added. “The company needs to show more respect to its hard-working workforce.”