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‘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 »

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 »