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TWO Barnsley MPs have been given prominent positions in the Labour leader Ed Miliband’s shadow team. John Healey is the new shadow health secretary and Michael Dugher is a shadow minister for defence. Mr Healey, who is MP for Wentworth and Dearne, said he was delighted because the NHS was ‘at Labour’s heart’. “The government’s plans will damage care for patients and dismantle the NHS as our national health service. I look forward to working with Ed Miliband to show clearly and quickly what the Tory plans will mean for people and their families.” Barnsley East MP Mr Dugher said it was a privilege to be appointed shadow minister. “Supporting our armed forces and keeping the country safe are the first duties of any government. With the Strategic Defence and Security Review about to be published, Labour needs to ensure our armed forces have the equipment and support they need to continue doing the magnificent job that they do.” Mr Healey finished second in the shadow cabinet poll with 192 votes from Labour MPs.
£2k to help troops MORE than 300 people attended a concert at Highstone
Inspired: Gawber School pupils Georgia Fearon and Lucas Sutheren with work pro- Road WMC to raise money for armed forces’ heroes. duced by pupils after a visit to the National Portrait Gallery, London. The work was The concert raised £2,060 which will go to ‘Combat featured in the school’s Annual Art Exhibition. Picture: Scott Bairstow Stress’ an organisation that helps servicemen suffering
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Mayor’s lunch is axed A CIVIC lunch hosted by the Mayor after every council meeting is another casualty of the government’s spending cuts. The Labour councillors have voted in favour of scrapping the lunch, which takes place after every meeting of the ‘full council’ roughly every six weeks. Leader of the council Steve Houghton said: “It’s not just a bit of lunch for elected members, it’s a civic function where we can invite people and thank them on behalf of the community for the work they do. “But we’ve got to look at various ways of cutting costs.” Last week it was revealed councillors are planning to
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Solution: Coun Malcolm Price. atmosphere in the park changes. “The SNT has done all the surveys and patrolled the park at all hours but I believe it is up to licensing now. “Until issues with alcohol being sold to under-age drinkers is dealt with we are just treading water on
this issue. I have no problems with the PCSOs — I don’t really know what else they can do.” Insp Mitchell said the police were working in partnership with the council’s park services department and other groups to deal with the issues. She said: “Following the attack on a 12-year-old boy we researched our system and it revealed there were 31 incidents between June and September. “A lot of the incidents were basically loutish behaviour but there were also reports of potential drug taking. “There were also a lot of complaints about broken glass and bottles on the grass which has the potential to be extremely dangerous. Locke Park continues to be a police priority and we will continue to patrol the area throughout the night.” The next Town and Kingstone SNT community meeting will be on Thursday, October 28, at the town hall at 7pm.
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Bring on the Wall: Clinging on during a visit to Doncaster Road Primary with climbing expert Ben Heason are pupils Justina Gjolla, Rhys Sutton, Joe Scargill and Daniella Egley.
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Festive fashion: left, plaid jacket £70, shirt £22, tie (two pack) £12, jeans £38, belt £15, knitted hat £10, leather gloves £22, shoes £65, second left, red dress £45, scarf (with matching hat) £10, jewelled ankle boots £45, second right, jumpsuit £35, feather cape £25, faux fur earmuffs £6, sequin bag £18, gloves £8, cocktail ring £10, right, tuxedo jacket £64, fairisle scarf £14, hand warmers £10, shirt £26, bow tie £8, jeans £38, shoes £80, all from Next. even tights. Key colours for the party season are metallics, black and, of course, red, while top fabrics include luxurious lace, sumptuous velvet and leather. Naturally most women want a party dress for the festive season and there are plenty of styles to choose from, including sophisticated cocktail numbers, cute chiffon designs and 50s style full skirts. Detail is added in lace trims, jacquard prints, feathers, frills and plenty of sparkles. For those wanting something a little less girly, the jumpsuit provides a feminine yet sexy alternative. Meanwhile for a more sophisticated look, pencil skirts remain on trend. Shoe lovers will be head over heels for the party season's footwear fashions which include gold studded court shoes, jewel-embellished ankle boots and metallic platform sandals. To finish off the look, accessories are making a real statement in dramatic jewellery, bow headbands, fully sequinned clutch bags and long elegant gloves. For men party wear is all
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BARNSLEY FC is taking legal advice over comments purporting to be from manager Mark Robins on the social networking site Twitter. The message from the Robins ‘impersonator’ came after a row erupted on Twitter between Barnsleyborn former Test cricketer and now talkSPORT radio presenter Darren Gough and Derby footballer turned 5Live pundit Robbie Savage. It was the latest trade of insults between the two stations. Savage described Gough’s pre-match tactics talk before England’s game against Montenegro as ‘painfully bad’. Gough and his talkSPORT colleagues, including Stan Collymore, hit back with Twitter comments of their own. It became a tit-for-tat debate, with Savage telling Gough to stick to cricket because he knew ‘f all about football’. Hundreds of people posted their support for either side – and a message from ‘Mark Robins’ was posted to Savage which read: ‘Darren Gough is a good man and a great bowler but he’s not a football pundit end of’.
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Legal action: Barnsley FC manager Mark Robins who is being ‘impersonated’ on the social networking site Twitter. It is believed that there has been a Twitter account in the name of a ‘Mark Robins’ which has posted comments on Barnsley’s performances this season. An Oakwell statement read: “Barnsley Football Club would like to make it absolutely clear that Mark Robins does not have a Twitter account and has not made the comments attributed to him. The Football Club has requested its immediate removal and is currently taking legal advice regarding this issue.” I A large picture of Gough in a Barnsley shirt has featured heavily in the
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