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From Ilkley Gazette, March 26th, 2019
Written by Claire Lomax

TO mark St Patrick’s Day Ilkley’s MP John Grogan met with Irish in Britain, a membership organisation composed of 120 Irish charities, societies and groups in Britain.

Mr Grogan said: “One in 10 people living in the UK have at least one Irish grandparent and indeed I have three. From Leeds Bradford Airport there are at least seven flights a day to Dublin and Belfast. Ireland is the fifth biggest export market for the UK and many of Yorkshire’s railways and hospitals were built by Irish labourers including my own paternal grandfather.”

From Ilkley Gazette, March 19th, 2019

ILKLEY’S MP John Grogan was presented with a petition about climate change signed by 500 students on Saturday from Adam Cooke, the head boy of Ilkley Grammar School.

From Ilkley Gazette, March 13th, 2019
Written by Claire Lomax

ILKLEY'S MP has met with officials behind a decision to axe a vital school bus service. Letters were sent out to Ilkley parents last week by West Yorkshire Combined Authority informing them the P99 Mybus primary school service no longer meets the authority's value for money criteria and will be withdrawn on September 1. The bus serves Ben Rhydding Primary School, Sacred Heart RC School, Ashlands Primary School and All Saints CE Primary School, with 47 registered users. Parents were left shocked by last week's letters and angry they were given until just March 15 to comment on the proposals.

From Keighley News, March 9th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand

KEIGHLEY is to get a new £2.2 million fire station. West Yorkshire Fire Authority has confirmed that the existing Bradford Road building, which is nearly 55 years old, will be replaced in the 2020/21 financial year. The news has been welcomed by the town's MP, John Grogan, who added he hoped it would be followed by an announcement soon regarding a new Keighley police station. "I welcome the fact Keighley is in line to get a brand-new modern fire station," he said. "I'm very hopeful that this will be followed later this year by an announcement about a new police station to be built in the town centre on the site of the old college building, which is set to be demolished.