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From Keighley News, March 6th, 2019
Written by Miran Rahman

MEMBERS of the Haworth Machu Picchu twinning group travelled to Parliament to attend a reception to celebrate the forming of an All Party Parliamentary Group with Peru. The group thanked Keighley MP John Grogan, who approached Peruvian ambassador Juan Carlos Gamarra to help the Haworth group develop its contacts in Peru. A spokesman for the twinning group explained: "Since Machu Picchu's mayor countersigned the twinning agreement in 2009 there has been letter exchanges between schools, opticians visiting a clinic in the Peruvian mountains, support for several other projects and help given to communities following flooding.

From Keighley News, February 24th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand

A PROVISIONAL report against the merger of two supermarket giants has been welcomed by Keighley’s MP. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has voiced concerns about proposals to merge Sainsbury’s and Asda. It says the move could lead to higher prices and a poorer shopping experience, with a reduced range and quality of products. Town MP, John Grogan, said: “I very much welcome the provisional findings against the proposed merger. “I strongly agree with the authority that the merger could push-up prices and reduce quality, particularly in towns like Keighley which currently have two competing stores.

From Keighley News, February 21st, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand

A TINY school has lost its David-and-Goliath battle to stave off academy status. Oldfield Primary fought against a Government order to impose the move, fearing it could lead to the school's closure. But despite backing from Bradford Council and MP John Grogan, campaigners have failed in their bid to overturn the decision. The school will now become part of the Bronte Academy Trust. This week, trust bosses moved to reassure staff and parents at Oldfield that the future of the school – which has fewer than 50 pupils – is safe.

From Keighley News, February 20th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand

KEIGHLEY and Ilkley MP John Grogan has voiced concern after a surge by about a half in unemployment levels within the constituency. He spoke out after figures revealed there were 1,575 claimants last month, compared to 1,050 in January last year.