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    Article: Oct 1, 2015

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, is supporting the campaign by United European Gastroenterology to raise awareness of the importance of screening.

    The uptake for bowel cancer screening in the UK is at just 58%, so United European Gastroenterology and Greg Mulholland MP are urging people to support the colorectal cancer campaign, #FaceUp2CRC, in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of screening.

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    Article: Sep 30, 2015

    Following Greg Mulholland MP raising concerns about Robert Goodwill's role in making the final decision on the NGT Trolleybus scheme, the Department for Transport has replaced the minister with Lord Ahmad.

    Mr Mulholland had raised concerns with Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport after it emerged that Mr Goodwill made comments in 2009 at the Parliamentary Yorkshire and Humber Regional Grand Committee, supporting the NGT Scheme.

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    Article: Sep 30, 2015

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, supports MacMillan Cancer Support by attending 4 coffee mornings, eating cake at them all, in just a few hours last week.

    'The Worlds biggest coffee morning' sees people all over the country host a coffee morning with tea, coffee, cake and biscuits to raise money for MacMillan, who provide support and information for people and their families who have been diagnosed with cancer.

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    Article: Sep 30, 2015

    If you know an inspiring volunteer supporting somebody with cancer, local MP Greg Mulholland is encouraging residents to nominate these volunteers for the Macmillan Volunteer Awards.

    More information about the Macmillan Volunteer Awards can be found here.

    Nominations across eight categories open tomorrow, 1st October, and close on 31st October.

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    Article: Sep 29, 2015

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has welcomed Kenyan runner, Jackson Biwott, to Otley after arriving in the UK to take part in Yorkshire races and improve his running.

    Greg meet with Jackson Biwott and Jamil Parapia, an Otley resident and local teacher who has been supporting Jackson with his dream to come to the UK to take part in Yorkshire races in order to improve his running and gain valuable experience and training.

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    Article: Sep 29, 2015

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has congratulated Lizzie Armitstead on her gold in the women's road race at the Road Cycling World Championships and has called for a civic reception to celebrate her victory with her home town of Otley.

    Lizzie, who is from Otley and attended Prince Henry's Grammar School, won the gold medal in Richmond, Virginia, and will now wear the iconic world champion's white jersey with rainbow bands.

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    Article: Sep 29, 2015

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has urged ministers to act after they revealed nearly 200 local authorities breached the national annual mean limit for nitrogen dioxide in 2013.

    Ministers published the data in response to a parliamentary question tabled by Mulholland, who asked in which UK post codes the agreed limits on air pollution were breached. The 2013 data is the most recent available.

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    Article: Sep 29, 2015

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, supported local beer festival in Pool-in-Wharfedale which took place over the weekend of
    26th and 27th September at Pool Village Hall.

    This year's festival organised by Pool Cricket Club had a 'spin' to it with a second day and live music from Otley Ukuele Orchestra and 'This way up' 5 piece band on Saturday and acoustic rock music on Sunday.

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    Article: Sep 28, 2015

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has urged ministers not to freeze the level at which students begin to repay their loans after graduating.

    For loans taken out before 2012, graduates started repaying when their income reached £15,000. This has now risen to a little over £17,000.

    In 2012, Liberal Democrats were able to get the £15,000 threshold raised to £21,000, so students would not have to start repaying their loans until they were earning a higher salary.

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    Article: Sep 25, 2015

    Yeadon's Liberal Democrat Councillors Sandy Lay, Ryk Downes and Colin Campbell, and local MP, Greg Mulholland, are celebrating after news was announced that Suffolk Court, a local care home, is to be saved.

    Greg and the councillors have been fighting to keep the home open for several years, with a partial win in 2013 when a local petition and grassroots campaign by residents and the local community, kept the doors open, but with an uncertain future.