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


Government responds to Barnsley MP’s protection plea

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The Government have recognised calls, including those by Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock, to offer increased protection for victims of terrorism. The local MP has previously called for the closure of an insurance loophole that has prevented businesses affected by terrorism from receiving compensation for economic disruption. As the law stands, only victims with property… Read more »


Victory for Victoria in Barnsley businesses fund-raising challenge

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Businesses in Barnsley battled for first place in the Barnsley Hospice ‘Accumulator Challenge’, with the town’s Victoria Medical Centre crowned 2018 winners. The charity set The Apprentice-style task to organisations across the area to turn £28 into as much money as possible during the 28 days of February. The team from the GP surgery, based… Read more »



MPs praise for Barnsley College

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, and Kevin Brennan, MP for Cardiff West and a Shadow Minister in Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport team, recently visited Barnsley College, where they were able to see the different facilities offered to students and the local community. They were also interviewed by Media students for the… Read more »



Barnsley Hospice gears up for Tour de Yorkshire

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Barnsley Hospice is gearing up for the Tour de Yorkshire by encouraging people to ‘pedal for patients’ in the run-up to the event. A stationary bike will be placed in the reception of the hospice in Gawber from Monday 30 April – Friday 4 May, and staff are appealing for supporters and businesses to sign… Read more »


Stephanie Peacock slams unequal lottery funding as Barnsley loses out

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Yorkshire MP Stephanie Peacock challenged Ministers over the distribution of National Lottery funding in the Commons today, revealing that the West Suffolk constituency of Tory Culture Secretary Matt Hancock had received over £22m compared to just £13m for Barnsley East. The amount given to her South Yorkshire constituency is dwarfed by the £63.9m in grants… Read more »


B&Q helps build up Hospice care funds

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Barnsley Hospice has received a donation of over £3,000 from B&Q’s Cortonwood store in Brampton. Staff and customers raised the money through in-store fund-raising and collection days, to help the hospice provide specialist care for people affected by life-limiting illnesses including cancer, motor-neurone disease and heart disease. Sam Silverwood, fund-raising manager at Barnsley Hospice, said:… Read more »


MP joins in Central Area awards celebrations

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, recently attended the Central Area Council Celebration and Awards Evening. The Central Area Council covers the five wards of Central, Dodworth, Kingstone, Stairfoot and Worsborough. The awards evening was held to celebrate the achievements of people in those five wards. The local MP took the opportunity to speak about… Read more »


Fresh appeal to raise money for Hospice refurbishments

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Barnsley Hospice has issued a fresh appeal for help to raise the rest of the money it needs to upgrade patient bedrooms. The charity launched the Comfort and Care campaign in November to raise £200,000 to substantially transform its inpatient bedrooms and bathrooms. Over half of the target has already been raised. The planned improvements… Read more »