Lifetime MD Ian inspiring next generation with stirring BBIS talk

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Lifetime MD Ian Dickinson, together with Social Media Manager Andrew Lodge, went back to school on Thursday morning! They opted out of school dinners though! They were the special guests of Horizon College, as part of Lifetime’s Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students project. Ian delivered his tremendous, inspirational success ‘story’ to Horizon’s Year 10 Business Studies… Read more »


The return of Danny Wilson – by Keith Lodge

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Highly-respected journalist Keith Lodge has covered the fortunes of Barnsley Football Club for many, many years. And he was the town’s main scribe during Danny Wilson’s first Oakwell managerial spell. So perhaps he is better suited than many to comment on Danny’s return…… ‘There’s only one Danny Wilson…’ That used to be the refrain reverberating… Read more »


New care service to open in Barnsley

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A new care service which will help people live as independently as possible is to open in Barnsley. Thanks to great support from Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre, Bretton Care will open shortly at Maud’s Terrace, Monk Bretton, for people aged between 18 and 65. The care centre, which has seen the modification of three… Read more »



Reds chief executive Ben Mansford releases club statement

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Barnsley FC chief executive Ben Mansford today released a club statement, aimed at giving supporters an update not only on the current managerial situation at Oakwell ahead of this weekend’s match against fellow Championship strugglers Yeovil Town but also on the Reds’ search for a new club crest. Mansford said: “Nobody expected the start to… Read more »



Penistone and Stocksbridge MP calls for schoolkids to start learning about money

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Penistone and Stocksbridge MP Angela Smith has called for local schoolchildren to start to learning about money. The Labour MP, who has also offered support to a ‘Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students’ venture organised by local financial management company Lifetime , is backing a charity’s new campaign to help improve the financial capability of young people…. Read more »


Funding boost for Barnsley FC’s Community Trust

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Grassroots sport in Barnsley is in rude health following the opening of a new third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch. The pitch (AGP) is funded by the Premier League Community Facility Fund (PLCFF). Following a £165,883 grant from the PLCFF, the new £260,883 3G AGP, which is situated at Oakwell, the home of Barnsley FC,… Read more »


Sporting stars to attend BR Chamber’s annual Christmas lunch

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The Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Christmas Lunch at The Holiday Inn, Barnsley on December 5. This year’s event, sponsored by Yorkshire Bank, will take on a sporting theme and all proceeds will be donated to Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. The sporting personalities already confirmed are: Sheffield United’s… Read more »