Newcastle MP renews commitment to marking Holocaust

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has this week renewed her commitment to marking Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in Parliament. In doing so, she also paid tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people … Continue reading Newcastle MP renews commitment to marking Holocaust

MPs welcome children’s hospice funding boost

A cross-party group of MPs and peers has welcomed the news that NHS England is planning to spend more money on children’s hospices – and has recognised children’s palliative care as an important priority in its new Long Term Plan. The new funding could be worth up to £25million per year if local NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) … Continue reading MPs welcome children’s hospice funding boost

Tyneside project gets vital funding boost

A charity in Newcastle’s Outer West is the latest beneficiary of the region’s social mobility fund – which has now handed out over £150,000 in its first year. The Harrison Centre for Social Mobility was launched last November to support charities which help people, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, to learn new skills. The latest in … Continue reading Tyneside project gets vital funding boost

Catherine urges constituents to support foodbank’s work

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is urging her constituents to support the vital work of Newcastle West End Foodbank during the festive season and beyond, following a recent pre-Christmas visit. Newcastle West End Foodbank seeks to provide a first stage response to local people in crisis and experiencing hunger – including those in need from … Continue reading Catherine urges constituents to support foodbank’s work

Newcastle MP thanks local posties as they deliver for Christmas

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has today paid an early-morning visit to Royal Mail’s Gosforth Delivery Office to see at firsthand the huge operation involved in delivering the Christmas post, and to pass on her thanks to dedicated, hardworking staff. Catherine was shown around by Delivery Office Manager, Joanne Stone, and met with local postmen … Continue reading Newcastle MP thanks local posties as they deliver for Christmas