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From Telegraph & Argus, August 27th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand

TRAINS will run from Skipton and Keighley to Bradford on Boxing Day for the first time in decades. The Airedale line is among several routes across the north of England where services will operate. Keighley MP John Grogan, who has long campaigned for Boxing Day train services, welcomes the move. But he voices concerns that there will be no services to Leeds, where extensive work is being carried out on the station.

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.