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Local MP meets with education think tank

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently met with LKMco, an education and youth think tank, which focuses on helping policy makers and other groups to support young people. Stephanie discussed her work with schools and Further Education colleges in Barnsley and after the meeting she commented: “As a former teacher, I know just… Read more »

Local MP calls for more funding for dementia care

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Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock joined the Alzheimer’s Society photography exhibition in Parliament recently to showcase the human cost of the dementia care crisis. The photo exhibition, ‘Dementia Care: The Crisis Behind Closed Doors’, depicts the human cost of a care system that the charity claims is unfair, unsustainable and in urgent need of reform up and… Read more »

MP hails ‘fantastic’ new library

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently attended the opening of the new library in Barnsley town centre. The event included an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and a tour of the Library, followed by a day of family activities to mark the opening. Said Stephanie: “It was great to attend the opening of our… Read more »

MP meets next generation of local radio stars

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, met with some of Barnsley’s up-and-coming radio talents in Parliament recently (see picture). As part of a reception hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Commercial Radio, Kyle Walker, Karl Wellbelove and Matty Hugill visited Parliament to celebrate local radio. The three Barnsley residents feature on The Vibe… Read more »

Hospice wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

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Barnsley Hospice has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public. The hospice was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1 million to charities this summer. The donation will help the hospice provide specialist care for people… Read more »

Hot stuff from Heggie in VTTA Open 10-mile TT

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Last Saturday Birdwell Wheeler Paul Heggie rode in the VTTA (North Midlands) Open 10 mile time trial at Hatfield Woodhouse and on a day when temperatures soared above 30oC, his time of 25m 09s was just 5 seconds slower than his best time on the course, placing him 37th of 60 starters. The previous Wednesday, Wheelers Kath Brankin and… Read more »

Northern Powerhouse project an ‘abject failure’ says Barnsley MP

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Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock has marked the five-year anniversary of the day the Government’s much-vaunted ‘Northern Powerhouse’ project was announced by labelling the initiative an ‘abject failure’. The project formed part of the Government’s plans to boost the lagging Northern economy by investing in transport, skills and business. However, half a decade after the… Read more »

MP launches schools’ ‘Little Litter Champions’ campaign

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, has launched her ‘Little Litter Champions’ campaign in partnership with schools in her constituency. The campaign, a summer holiday project for local students, aims to educate on the importance of recycling, and tackling litter to protect the environment. The campaign also asks the children taking part to… Read more »

Hospice in-patient unit transformation is complete

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A major project to transform the in-patient unit at Barnsley Hospice has been completed. All ten bedrooms, and communal areas, including the bathroom and corridors, have been refurbished to provide a more comfortable, calm experience for patients and their families. The bedrooms have specialist beds to improve patient comfort; furniture and décor to create a… Read more »