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


MP demands tough action on ‘rip-off’ fuel bills

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, has called on the Government to stop energy firms ripping off millions of people over their fuel bills. He made the demand after new figures revealed that more than one in ten homes in his constituency are considered “fuel poor” because they are struggling to meet the cost of soaring… Read more »




Elsecar and Wentworth to receive £1.2 million funding

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A partnership created by the councils of Barnsley and Rotherham has won a grant of  £1.2 million, to deliver activities focused on the rich heritage stories of the villages of Elsecar and Wentworth. The funding has been sourced from the Great Place Scheme, a pilot project, which has two main aims. The first is to… Read more »


Barnsley MPs urge Government to end HS2 uncertainty

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Michael Dugher is calling on the Government to end the uncertainty faced by residents and businesses in Barnsley over the proposed HS2 high-speed rail link. The Barnsley East MP has written to HS2 chief executive Mark Thurston and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to outline his support for the project and the boost it will give… Read more »



MP urging local authorities to get the ‘back to sleep’ message across to avert more infant deaths in Barnsley

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, is calling for greater awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) after new figures showed a rise in the number of tragedies in Yorkshire and Humberside. According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, while the overall SIDS rates for England and Wales showed a 17% decline… Read more »



Queen’s Young Leader Ashleigh to host LTL Enterprise Challenge Finals

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A Queen’s Young Leader will host the glittering final of a new Primary School enterprise challenge. Ashleigh Porter-Exley (pictured right and below), one of a ‘handful of exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth to become Queen’s Young Leaders’, also won the BBC’s Young Apprentice, and she is thrilled to team up with Yorkshire company Louder Than… Read more »