Barnsley Hardest Hit by Austerity

It was revealed this week that nowhere in the UK has been hit as hard by the Government's policy of austerity than Barnsley.

New figures produced by the Centre for Cities charity showed Barnsley Council's day-to-day spending has reduced by over 40% since 2009 - equivalent to £688 per person and the heaviest fall in the country.

Read more below, including Stephanie's comments in the Barnsley Chronicle: