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The general Barnsley news section covers some of the breaking stories from around the borough


Barnsley East MP visits Upperwood Primary Academy

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently visited Upperwood Primary Academy in Darfield. During her visit, Stephanie met with Alistair Budd, the Academy’s Principal, to discuss the work the Academy is doing in the local community. She also chatted to staff about the work they do, and met students on her tour of the… Read more »


Local MP meets new Barnsley College principal

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently met with Yiannis Koursis, the new Principal of Barnsley College. The meeting took place at the College’s campus in the town centre, with Stephanie and Yiannis discussing his new role, the challenges the College faces, and ways in which the MP can offer support. Said Stephanie: “It was… Read more »




Reds are promoted after defeats for Portsmouth and Sunderland!

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Defeats for both Portsmouth and Sunderland tonight means that Barnsley have been promoted back to the Championship at the first attempt. They are level on points with Luton Town, who are also promoted; four points clear of Portsmouth and six ahead of Sunderland with only one game to play. The final fixtures on Saturday will… Read more »



Barnsley MP completes London marathon in aid of local charity

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, completed the London Marathon in the capital on Sunday to raise money for local charity Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services (BSARCS). The Member of Parliament joined over 42,000 runners along the famous course, crossing the finish line of her first ever marathon in just over six hours… Read more »




Barnsley MP signs miners’ pension letter to Chancellor

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has signed and supported a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer which calls for a formal review of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme. The current arrangement sees the Government acting as guarantor for mineworker pension pay-outs, with surpluses made by the scheme split evenly between its members and the… Read more »