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Prime Minister David Cameron praised the way the north of England has been leading the way for economic regeneration. He visited Barnsley based, online retailer ASOS, citing it as an example of the country's recovery.
However, Barnsley's cabinet member for Development, Environment & Culture, councillor Roy Miller, says not enough has been done to bridge the economic divide between north and south.
The Prime Minister David Cameron has been in Barnsley visiting the premises of the online fashion retailer ASOS.
The firm has grown in two years to employ a thousand staff, and boasts a 23 per cent profit rise.
Mr Cameron said it was a prime example of the region leading the economic recovery.