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




Volunteers encouraged to join Hospice events team

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Willing volunteers who can’t give up their time regularly are being encouraged to join the events team at Barnsley Hospice. The charity holds a range of large and small-scale events throughout the year, including Bubble Rush, It’s a Knockout, Paws in the Park and its Golf Day. Events team volunteers are required to man stalls,… Read more »


Local MP teams up with Sport England to bring funding to Barnsley

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, met with Sport England in Parliament recently to discuss opening up specialised funding for sports and recreation in coalfield areas like Barnsley. The discussions surrounded the national organisation’s ‘Community Asset Fund’, which will seek to deliver £2m for sports and recreation projects in former mining communities. The funding is… Read more »




MP visits Kendray school

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently visited the Forest Academy in Kendray. During her visit, Stephanie met with Sam Bailey, the Executive Principal, to discuss the work the school is doing, the challenges faced, and any ways in which the MP could help. Stephanie also had a walk round the school, and chatted to… Read more »


‘Girl Power’ campaign wins national award for Berneslai Homes

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Berneslai Homes are celebrating after their ‘Girl Power’ campaign won the Best Diversity Scheme at the national 24housing Diversity in housing awards. Berneslai Homes’ Girl Power campaign aims to encourage females to apply for a variety of vacancies, including gas plumbers, electricians, joiners, bricklayers and apprenticeships. In April 2018 they held their first ever ‘Girl… Read more »


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 »