The news that Kellingley is to close in 2015 will come as a blow to workers, their families and the wider community

April 10, 2014 1:57 PM

Responding to the news that Kellingley colliery will close in 2015, local MP Yvette Cooper said:

Responding to the news that Kellingley colliery will close in 2015, local MP Yvette Cooper said:
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Response to Written Statement on UK Coal

April 08, 2014 1:31 PM

In response to the Written Ministerial Statement today by Minister of State for Energy Michael Fallon, Member of Parliament for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley Yvette Cooper said:

“This is a deeply troubling statement from the Government on UK Coal.

In response to the Written Ministerial Statement today by Minister of State for Energy Michael Fallon, Member of Parliament for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley Yvette Cooper said: “This is a deeply troubling statement from the Government on UK Coal.
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Government must act to keep jobs at Kellingley

April 02, 2014 5:51 PM

Yvette Cooper, MP for Castleford, Normanton and Knottingley, said:

“The news that Kellingley may close is dreadful and we will keep fighting to keep the pit open.

Yvette Cooper, MP for Castleford, Normanton and Knottingley, said:“The news that Kellingley may close is dreadful and we will keep fighting to keep the pit open.
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Portakabin lends a hand to food bank after Yvette's appeal

March 31, 2014 2:58 PM

Yvette with volunteers and staff from Portakabin at Knottingley food bankA food bank in Knottingley that was struggling for space had its appeal answered last week.

A food bank in Knottingley that was struggling for space had its appeal answered last week.
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Yvette backs Boxing Club's expansion plans

March 31, 2014 2:54 PM

Last week Yvette Cooper met with staff and students at Airedale Boxing Club to hear about the work they do and their campaign to find more space to expand the club.

Last week Yvette Cooper met with staff and students at Airedale Boxing Club to hear about the work they do and their campaign to find more space to expand the club.
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New Information Shows Hundreds Wrongly Hit By Bedroom Tax

January 16, 2014 8:39 AM

Hundreds of people in the Wakefield District, and thousands of people across the country, have been wrongly charged the Bedroom tax, new information shows.

Hundreds of people in the Wakefield District, and thousands of people across the country, have been wrongly charged the Bedroom tax, new information shows.
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Hundreds turn to Knottingley Food Bank for help

January 14, 2014 10:27 AM

Yvette_at_Knottingley_food_bank.JPGA new Food bank that recently opened in Knottingley has helped over 100 people with emergency parcels of food within the first two months.

A new Food bank that recently opened in Knottingley has helped over 100 people with emergency parcels of food within the first two months.
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Victory in our CCG funding campaign!

December 20, 2013 3:23 PM

Yvette_at_NHS_rally.jpgA big thank you to everyone who campaigned to protest health funding!

A big thank you to everyone who campaigned to protest health funding!
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St Giles School pupil wins Christmas Card Competition

December 19, 2013 11:50 AM

Yvette_Christmas_card_photo.jpgPontefract St Giles student Honorata Jachymiak got a surprise on Friday when local MP Yvette Cooper announced the winning entry to her annual Christmas card competition in a special assembly to the whole school.

Pontefract St Giles student Honorata Jachymiak got a surprise on Friday when local MP Yvette Cooper announced the winning entry to her annual Christmas card competition in a special assembly to the whole school.
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Queen's Mill Development takes a step forward

December 19, 2013 11:27 AM

Queens_Mill_photo.jpgThe development of Queen's Mill in Castleford has taken a further step forward with the presentation of the Historical Document to Castleford Heritage Trust. The Document contains a detailed history of the Mill from the original construction right up to the present day.

The development of Queen's Mill in Castleford has taken a further step forward with the presentation of the Historical Document to Castleford Heritage Trust. The Document contains a detailed history of the Mill from the original construction right up to the present day.
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