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From Telegraph & Argus, May 16th, 2018
Written by Jim Jack

TWO Wharfedale MPs are calling on Channel 4 to set up a new base in Leeds. The broadcaster confirmed in March that it would be moving hundreds of staff out of its London headquarters after securing a deal with the Government. More than a quarter of the company's 800 employees in London are set to be relocated and Birmingham has been tipped as the new regional base. But there is also expected to be at least one other new regional hub created - and Leeds is one of 12 cities that have been lobbying for the position.

From Keighley News, May 14th, 2018
Written by David Knights

KEIGHLEY air cadets impressed the town’s MP with their interest in current affairs when he visited their base. John Grogan spent time with the uniformed teenagers of 2431 (Keighley) Squadron at Keighley’s historic Drill Hall. The cadets thoroughly enjoyed his visit and were very enthusiastic when it came to ‘question time’. Mr Grogan said: “It was a great privilege to visit the Keighley squadron of the Air Training Corps particularly in the year we celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

From Keighley News, May 14th, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand

KEIGHLEY'S MP swapped the often-choppy waters of Parliament for a calmer environment at the weekend. John Grogan enjoyed a two-hour trip aboard the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society's floating museum, Kennet. He joined fellow society members on Saturday as the boat made its way through his constituency, from Silsden to Riddlesden. Mr Grogan chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group for inland waterways. "Amongst other things the trip enabled John to see for himself progress with the ongoing upgrade to the canal towpath into Silsden," said Colin Thunhurst, a society trustee.
 

From Keighley News, May 14th, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand

KEIGHLEY MP John Grogan has joined the hunt for water leaks in the town. He accompanied Yorkshire Water inspectors, who explained methods of detection – including the use of technology such as drones, satellites and 'acoustic ears'. As part of its aim to further plug the volume of water escaping from its pipelines, the company is hiring more leakage inspectors and trainees. A spokesman said: "Reducing leakage is part of our goal to ensure everyone always has a secure supply of drinking water, now and in the future.