Barnsley company expanding after Olympic success

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A Barnsley timber construction company which created the frame for the London Olympics’ cycling track has expanded into bigger premises. Constructional Timber designs, manufactures and installs engineered timber frames, beams and other fixtures for prestigious projects across the UK and abroad. The 84,000 square feet facility, at Carlton Industrial Estate, will mean an increase in… Read more »



Reds tackle cup holders Wigan at Oakwell in season opener

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Barnsley will host FA Cup holders and last season’s Premier League outfit Wigan Athletic in their first Championship fixture of the 2013-2014 season. The Reds tackle Owen Coyle’s Latics on Saturday, August 3, and then face another Lancashire club, Blackpool, at Bloomfield Road on Saturday, August 10. There follows a home game with Charlton Athletic… Read more »



Ex-Bayern winger Jennings pens three-year Oakwell deal

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Barnsley have signed former Bayern Munich winger Dale Jennings today on a three-year contract, for a fee thought to be in the region of £250,000. After two seasons with the newly-crowned European champions, the 20-year-old Liverpool-born wideman, is returning to English shores and joining the David Flitcroft Reds revolution at Oakwell. Jennings earned rave reviews… Read more »




Laura’s CopyCat Barnsley business racking up award nominations

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A Barnsley-based fancy dress business owner is racking up the nominations in the annual ‘Netmums’ Awards for excellent products and customer service – despite the economic down turn. The ‘Netmums’ Awards aim to give recognition to local and national businesses who go the extra mile to provide excellent services for families. Whether it’s through affordable… Read more »



Ex-Manchester United director Watkins is new Barnsley FC chairman

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Former Manchester United director Maurice Watkins is the new chairman of Barnsley FC. The highly-respected lawyer will return to the football boardroom next week – almost a year since he left Old Trafford – to become the ‘hands-on’ board chairman of the Reds. Watkins currently holds several key positions including chairman of British Swimming and… Read more »