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New Rothwell small business list website to celebrate Small Business Saturday

Today (Saturday, December 6) is Small Business Saturday when we celebrate all the fantastic small businesses. Locally we’re lucky to have such a good choice of small businesses in Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton. Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-political, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ […]

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Rothwell street lights-the truth

    Here is an important statement I’ve just sent to the Yorkshire Evening Post in response to a very dangerous blog post from Rothwell Liberal Democrat Councillor Stewart Golton: STATEMENT TO YORKSHIRE EVENING POST Local Liberal Democrats have been scaring and misleading vulnerable local people by falsely claiming that there will be a black […]

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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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