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New food bank set to open in Rothwell

  Rothwell will soon have a much needed food bank thanks to the hard work carried out so far with community volunteers.   The food bank is a result of a series of meetings I set up as chair of the Outer South community committee. The meetings have brought together representatives from several community groups […]

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Aldi sets its sights on Rothwell

Me and my ward colleague Cllr David Nagle have been approached as Rothwell ward councillors by Claire Temple of Planning Potential Ltd to have a meeting with her and her client, the supermarket Aldi, ahead of a public consultation event they are holding on 10 June. I  had a chat with Ashleigh Signs about the […]

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Elmet and Rothwell workers will be hit by abolition of Agricultural Wages Board

Today Conservative MPs voted to block a motion in the House of Commons to prevent the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB). The AWB was set-up in 1948 to provide essential protection for agricultural workers and ensure they had fair wages and conditions. The motion was proposed by Wakefield MP Mary Creagh who is […]

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