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MP joins schoolchildren at nature reserve

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, got the chance to see local schoolchildren being inspired by nature this week when she paid a visit to RSPB Old Moor to see the reserve’s successful outdoor learning programme. Children from Goldthorpe Primary School came to the reserve for a day with Old Moor’s expert team, discovering pond… Read more »

Teddies help Hospice comfort children

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A troupe of teddies are helping Barnsley Hospice support children to cope when a loved one is terminally ill. 174 furry bears, gifted from Barnsley-based law firm Howells Solicitors, are being used by the hospice’s family support team to help youngsters communicate their feelings. Children are encouraged to leave notes to loved ones in the… Read more »

Let’s celebrate our community champions!

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Berneslai Homes are taking part in a nationwide campaign which aims to challenge the negative stereotypes of council tenants which are often portrayed by nominating some of its tenants for a photography competition run by the National Fedeartion of ALMOs. The competition, which is in its third year, aims to celebrate those tenants who contribute… Read more »

A challenging return to the classroom for Barnsley MP

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Stephanie Peacock, local MP for Barnsley East, returned to the classroom recently to teach students of Kirk Balk Academy as part of the ‘Big Class Challenge’. The Big Class Challenge is a programme run by the TeachFirst charity, aiming to bring volunteers from different sectors into schools to teach pupils. Former teacher and TeachFirst ambassador… Read more »

Oakwell Club ‘saviour’ dies at the age of 66

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Barnsley Football Club have announced that Patrick Cryne has died at the age of 66. He had been battling cancer since November 2016. The club issued the following statement: “Club Custodian for 14 years and widely regarded amongst the loyal fan base as the ‘saviour’ of the Club since taking control in 2003, Mr Cryne… Read more »

Barnsley MP appointed as Opposition Whip

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Barnsley East’s MP Stephanie Peacock was today appointed as an Opposition Whip. The role entails helping with the organisation of Parliamentary and legislative business for the Labour Opposition. The local MP expects the role to keep her at the forefront of upcoming legislation and its impact on Barnsley East. The role also leaves her free… Read more »

Barnsley Bubble Rush build-up begins

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Barnsley Hospice is inviting early entries to its biggest fund-raiser of the year. The Barnsley Bubble Rush returns to Locke Park on July 22 and ‘early bird’ tickets are now on sale. Last year’s inaugural event saw almost 1400 people tackle the 5km bubble-filled fun run, raising over £30,000 in sponsorship. Entry is now available… Read more »