Barnsley people can pay tribute via ‘virtual poppies’

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The Barnsley Mayor, Councillor Dorothy Higginbottom, and Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis will pay a visit to the Central Library on Friday, October 26 to plant ‘virtual poppies’. As this year’s Poppy Appeal is launched, people wanting to pay tribute to relatives or friends killed serving their country can plant a ‘virtual poppy’ on the Royal… Read more »


Great turn-out for challenging cycle ride around Barnsley

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There was a great turn-out for the first running of Birdwell Wheelers’ challenging 75-mile ride around the Barnsley district on Sunday. It featured 6,000 feet of climbing and the Wheelers hope it will become an annual event. Over 25 Wheelers and visitors completed the course. The aim was to raise as much money as possible… Read more »




Jess hits gold in the fame game

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Sheffield’s Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis has revealed how her life has changed since she became a global superstar after claiming Heptathlon gold at London 2012. Now, after becoming the face of British sport she finds it impossible even to nip to the local shop for a few essentials without being mobbed by well wishers…. Read more »


Last flight for legendary Vulcan bomber

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A familiar sight over South Yorks The last flying example of Britain’s legendary Cold War Vulcan bomber — once a familiar sight over South Yorkshire — is to be grounded because of soaring restoration costs. After a multi-million pound fund raising programme Avro Vulcan XH558 was restored in 2007 and given a certificate of airworthiness… Read more »


Eleanor is a rising star – at Tumbling!

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Eleanor Simpson is a rising star……at Tumbling! The Barnsley girl has had a year to remember – and there is more to come. She has won ever major tumbling competition she has entered in 2012. She currently competes in the 11-12 year-old category but will move up an age group into the 13-14’s after Christmas…. Read more »



Barnsley business centre leads way with new clean room

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An innovative facility for companies making equipment which must be kept as free from contamination as possible has opened in Barnsley. It is hoped that the new clean room at Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre (BBIC), at Wilthorpe, will help to create a ‘hub’ of health technology businesses. The venture, thought to be the first… Read more »


Young bookworms invited to become Shambles Street Kids

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Children who love books, word rhymes and stories are being invited to become a Shambles Street Kid at Barnsley Central Library. The new monthly Shambles Street Kids group starts on Tuesday, October 23, with a spooky Halloween theme. Children are encouraged to come in costume, with a prize for the best one. The group will… Read more »