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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 »

Barnsley Fashion week returns

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Next week marks the return of the ever-popular Barnsley Fashion Week, as the Alhambra Shopping Centre showcases its retailers latest fashion trends. From the 27th – 31st March, the local shopping centre will once again be promoting men’s, women’s, kid’s and plus size style from some of the centre’s top retailers including Next, Primark, TK… Read more »

Another different line-up – same old story!

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Barnsley 0, Millwall 2 (SkyBet Championship) Barnsley’s new head coach Jose Morais keeps ringing the changes with his team selections but results remain depressingly the same. Defeat by Millwall means that the Reds are now without a home win since November 4 – an unwanted club record run of 11 successive matches. Add away fixtures… Read more »

‘Knights in shining armour’ give Hospice a lift

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A gift of two scaffolding towers is set to save Barnsley Hospice hundreds of pounds in future maintenance costs. Following an appeal for help, industrial services company Hertel UK have donated a pair of ‘Razor Decks’ scaffolding towers – which normally cost around £1000 each to purchase new. The gift will save the charity from… Read more »

Chancellor’s words of optimism will do little to ease struggles faced by Barnsley people says MP

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has criticised the Government’s Spring Statement as one of that ignores the reality in Barnsley. The economic Statement, read by Chancellor Philip Hammond on Tuesday, laid out the Government’s assessment of the country’s finances. But local MP Stephanie Peacock suggested the Chancellor’s words of optimism will do little to… Read more »

Freemasons’ £1,400 grant for Barnsley Hospice

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Barnsley Hospice has received a grant of £1400 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, to help provide care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. This is just one of 245 grants to hospices around the country from Freemasons. In total £600,000 will be donated to hospices all over England and Wales this year. Contributions from Freemasons to… Read more »