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Barnsley community champion wins Social Enterprise award

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A Barnsley man who is on a mission to encourage more people to get fit has won an award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Darren Padgett (pictured) founder of Team Activ, scooped the award from the Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber (SEYH). The awards recognise the finest social businesses which combine the best of… Read more »


Good Gord! We’re so Blessed, it’s Yorkshire Day!

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‘Gordon’s Alive’ big mouth Brian Blessed is hitting the charts – rapping a 21st Century version of the Yorkshire anthem On Ilka Moor Baht ‘At. To celebrate today’s Yorkshire Day the booming voice of the 75-year-old Yorkshire born actor is being used to give the ancient tune the kiss of life by tourist body Welcome… Read more »


Barnsley FC – 2013-2014 Championship season preview

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Barnsley FC – 2013-2014 season preview: New signings: Christian Dibble (Bury, free), Jean-Yves M’voto (Oldham, free), Lewin Nyatanga (Bristol City, free), Dale Jennings (Bayern Munich, undisclosed), John Cofie (Manchester United, free), Chris O’Grady (Sheffield Wednesday, undisclosed). Christian Dibble: Son of Andy Dibble, the teenager has been signed as a back-up keeper, third in line behind… Read more »


Barnsley duo jailed a total of 39 years for drug-trafficking

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Two Barnsley men who were part of a drug-trafficking gang have been jailed for a total of 39 years. Forty-five-year-old Richard Stead, of Wilthorpe, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court to 21 years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and MCat, and Paul Robinson (35), of Shafton, received 18 years after admitting… Read more »


Barnsley man appointed to top Health and Safety post

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Barnsley man John Rowe has been appointed as Head of Operations for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in Yorkshire and the Humber. Dr Rowe will be leading a team of 29 inspectors, whose daily jobs focus on the safety of hundreds of thousands of workers  throughout the region’s 15,500 square kilometres. Dr Rowe, 44,… Read more »



Bridge get a lift from sponsorship renewal

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Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Football Club has received another boost prior to the start of the new season with the news that Sport Elevation have agreed to continue sponsorship of the first team for the 2013-14 campaign. The club’s board and management team have released the following statement: “Once again we are delighted and honoured that… Read more »


Free Q & A evening for Reds’ season ticket holders

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Barnsley Football Club is to hold the first in a series of free season ticket holder evenings in the Legends Suite on Monday, 22 July, at 7pm. On the panel will be the  coaching team of manager David Flitcroft, Micky Mellon and Martin Scott, and the Oakwell Club’s new Chief Executive Ben Mansford. During the… Read more »


Lifetime look to inspire the next Barnsley generation

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A South Yorkshire finance firm that has doubled in size in four years to a turnover of more than £3m is planning to help the next generation. Alternative financial management company Lifetime, based at Dodworth near Barnsley, is setting up a pilot project taking business people into schools to inspire young people. Together with Barnsley’s… Read more »