FOUR of Barnsley’s most famous people will receive the honorary Freedom of the Borough on Tuesday.

Poet Ian McMillan, folk singer Kate Rusby, former Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire David Moody and Egyptologist Joann Fletcher will receive the honour at a ceremony at the town hall.

The title of Honorary Freeman is granted to people of distinction who, in the opinion of the council, have rendered eminent service to the borough.

It was last awarded in 2007 to Lord Roy Mason of Barnsley.