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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 »

Davies rescues rocky Reds to keep automatic promotion hopes alive

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Barnsley 2, Shrewsbury Town 1 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) Jacob Brown may have scored the vital winning goal, but it was Adam Davies who made it possible for Barnsley to pocket three more  precious points. The Reds’ goalkeeper played a pivotal captain’s role with four phenomenal one-on-one saves which kept his side’s automatic promotion… Read more »

Swim school makes a splash for Barnsley Hospice

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A Barnsley swimming academy has raised over £13,000 in just one month to support Barnsley Hospice. Throughout March, Deborah Yule Swim School held a sponsored swimathon, a weekly themed tombola, raffles and a cake sale, generating £13,052 for the hospice. Hundreds of children took part in the swimathon, completing laps that made up the equivalent… Read more »

Great women of the north featured in ‘Where there’s muck there’s bras’ at The Civic

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A comic and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse, Northern Women – the sung and the unsung – is coming to Barnsley. This funny show uncovers the hidden history of the writers, scientists, sportswomen, politicians, protestors, musicians and other heroines who represent the grit, determination and spirit of the North’s women. Stand Up Poet Kate… Read more »

Stephanie Peacock out and about in her local constituency

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has been very busy recently visiting organisations in her constituency. First stop was the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, as part of the FA’s ‘Football Footprint’ campaign, which aims to celebrate and showcase investment in grassroots football here in Barnsley and right across England, including investment in three new grass pitches… Read more »

Have Reds’ automatic promotion hopes gone for a Burton?

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Burton Albion 3, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet League One) Was this the day that Barnsley’s hopes of an automatic promotion spot went for a Burton? It could well be. While the Reds were suffering their first defeat in 21 matches, their second spot rivals Sunderland and Portsmouth were both winning away and the former are now… Read more »

Barnsley-born artist returns to town with his unique teapot exhibition

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A new exhibition is currently being installed at The Civic, by Barnsley- born artist Peter Meanley. An exhibition of elaborate handmade teapots is to open at The Civic this week. Peter Meanley: A Selected Retrospective featuring 45 unique pots including sculptures of The Queen (plus corgi), and a selection of abstract creations in unusual shapes and sizes. Peter is a… Read more »