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Support for grandparents

Last week Mary Glindon MP and I met with Grandparents Plus to hear some of the problems faced by kinship carers.

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Mary Glindon, MP for North Tyneside.

Time to end the pay squeeze

Many readers work in the public services, look after us, and make life smoother.

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Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council; Norma Redfearn, North Tyneside Elected Mayor; and Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council.

North of Tyne devolution plans approved

Millions of pounds and decision-making powers are set to be handed to the North East by the Government after council leaders backed plans for a North of Tyne Combined Authority.

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Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth.

Russia must be held to account

Each year A-level economics students from Whitley Bay High School come to the House of Commons to see for themselves the workings of Parliament.

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Mary Glindon MP.

Belt up to stay safe on roads

Nothing personal, but belt up. I’m not being rude though.

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MP Alan Campbell.

The value of apprentices

This week is National Apprenticeship Week.

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Poppy Arnold (front left) and Abbie Armstrong (front right) with Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn (back left) and North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon

Youth politicians take their places

Young people in North Tyneside have been to the polls to elect their next Young Mayor and Member of UK Youth Parliament (MYP).

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Norma Redfearn, North Tyneside Mayor.

Protecting our key services

Last month, North Tyneside Council agreed a budget for 2018/19 to protect essential services while saving more than £10m over the next year.

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Mary Glindon, North Tyneside MP.

Appeal to help beat cancer

Can you spare a couple of hours a month for a noble cause that will help your friends, family, community and country?

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Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth

There’s always a price to pay

Governments often spend their first term blaming their predecessors, but after that governing gets harder.

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A survey from the British Heart Foundation on organ donation.

Three-quarters of people would support law change on organ donation

More than three-quarters of people in the North East are in favour of a change in the law on organ donation, new figures reveal.

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Mary Glindon MP for North Tyneside.

Early diagnosis is essential

Cancer survival rates in Britain still lag behind other countries and too many cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they are harder to treat successfully.

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Tax-free childcare opens to parents in North East

Around 90,000 working families in the North East with children under 12 can apply for up to £2,000 of childcare support per child, per year, from today.

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Colin Shevills, of Balance.

Major new report reveals what we think about drink

Eight in 10 North-Easterners think the UK’s relationship with alcohol is ‘unhealthy’, a major new report has revealed.

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Mayor Norma Redfearn after her election victory.

Make sure your voice is heard

As the country celebrates 100 years since women were first given the vote, North Tyneside’s Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn is encouraging everyone to ensure their voice is heard.

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Alan Campbell MP

Police forces need proper funding

This week the House of Commons debated the annual police grant.

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Enjoying a summer's day at Tynemouth Longsands beach.

Keeping coast plastic-free

North Tyneside is well known for its beautiful coastline.

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Mary Glindon, MP for North Tyneside.

Project’s work is under threat

Ideally, we would all stand on our own two feet, but that’s not possible for some who need help to do so.

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Mary Glindon MP

MP learns of radio aids for deaf kids

North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon has been learning how pre-school deaf children can benefit from transformational technology.

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Alan Campbell MP  Picture by Jane Coltman

Business needs banks on side

Now that the EU Withdrawal Bill has passed its House of Commons’ stages and goes to the House of Lords, the Commons is reverting back to a familiar weekly pattern, with a day of debate inspired by backbenchers.

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