Barnsley’s terminally ill owner produces poignant programme notes

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Terminally ill Barnsley FC owner Patrick Cryne produced some poignant programme notes ahead of Barnsl;ey’s thrilling 3-2 win over Derby County at Oakwell on Tuesday night – a result which booked the Reds’ another visit to Wembley. Cryne, 66, has terminal cancer, and admits he is ‘living on borrowed time’. He admits he may not even… Read more »


Top chefs join SushiSushi at national food show

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Two of the UK’s top chefs will join Barnsley-based SushiSushi when it exhibits at a national food show this Autumn. The Japanese and Asian food supplier (director Stuart Turner pictured) will exhibit at The Restaurant Show from 2 – 4 October at Olympia, London. The team will be joined by Liam Watton, head chef at… Read more »


Barnsley finance firm Lifetime raise over £27,000 for hospices

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Barnsley-based finance firm Lifetime has now given over £27,000 to hospices via their highly successful referral scheme. Lifetime, who have their headquarters in Dodworth and also have an office in Driffield, East Yorkshire, have raised the much-needed cash for 20 hospices up and down the country. One of the latest cheques was presented  by Lifetime… Read more »


Queen’s Young Leader Ashleigh to host LTL Enterprise Challenge Finals

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A Queen’s Young Leader will host the glittering final of a new Primary School enterprise challenge. Ashleigh Porter-Exley (pictured right and below), one of a ‘handful of exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth to become Queen’s Young Leaders’, also won the BBC’s Young Apprentice, and she is thrilled to team up with Yorkshire company Louder Than… Read more »


Inspirational skipper Hourihane pays tribute to ‘great club and fans’ after leaving for Aston Villa

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Inspirational Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane has completed his move to Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee – and immediately paid tribute to the ‘great club and fans’ he has left behind. Irishman Hourihane has penned a three-and-a-half year deal with Villa, joining fellow Barnsley team-mate James Bree who had signed for Steve Bruce’s men 24 hours… Read more »


Reds teenager Bree joins Villa for undisclosed fee on four-and-a-half year deal

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Barnsley teenager James Bree has officially joined Aston Villa this morning – on a four-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee. Depending on which source you read or believe, the actual fee is anywhere between £1.4 and £3m, with add-ons included. In a statement on their official website, Barnsley FC stated: “Following lengthy negotiations, club representatives… Read more »



Two Barnsley ladies named among JCI UK’s ‘Ten Outstanding Young Persons’ for 2016

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Two Barnsley ladies have been named among the UK Junior Chamber of Commerce (JCI UK) ‘Ten Outstanding Young Persons’ for 2016. The 10 award winners were announced on Friday (November 25) during the JCI UK’s national convention in Manchester. Eighteen-years-old Barnsley Eve Lodge (pictured below), the owner of bespoke bunting company Barmy, won the TOYP award for Business/Economic/Entrepreneurial… Read more »



400 already booked to attend women’s Yorkshire Business Festival in Barnsley

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Just over 400 people have booked to attend the women’s Yorkshire Business Festival at Tankersley Manor near Barnsley on Thursday, October 1. Following the success of the inaugural Yorkshire Ladies Links Conference in Harrogate, a new and unique business festival has been organised for South Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Business Festival, which is being hosted by former… Read more »