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Iron Mike’s Barnsley visit to go ahead

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Tonight’s controversial visit to Barnsley by Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight boxing champion and convicted rapist, is to go ahead. An Evening with Mike Tyson at the Metrodome — part of a UK tour — will not be halted despite protests from anti-rape campaigners who produced a 1,000-name petition. From the time the event… Read more »


Barnsley Council slashes 230 jobs – Christmas gloom ahead

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Hundreds of Barnsley Council workers will face a bleak Christmas after town hall chiefs delivered the shock news that 230 more jobs are to go. Letters have been sent out to council employees warning them of the job losses and setting in motion a consultation process to save £16.5 million. Dismayed union leaders were given… Read more »


Garden Competition Awards Night

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Winners from this year’s Berneslai Homes and Barnsley In Bloom Garden Competition attended a special evening at Cannon Hall Garden Centre on Wednesday. They collected their awards from the Mayor and Suzy Brain England, chair of the Berneslai Homes Board. Helen Jaggar, Chief Executive, Berneslai Homes was Master of Ceremonies for the evening. The annual garden competition is run… Read more »



EAST-STANDERS: First reaction? No comment!

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Forget Albert Square, Oakwell is the only place to be for our exclusive take on Barnsley FC, from the fans who take their seat in the stands to cheer on the super Reds. Here is the latest instalment…… No comment. That was our first reaction after the Peterborough game. Well, what can you say after… Read more »


Barnsley unites for business conference

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Barnsley businesses are being urged to keep it local and increase trade within the town. Business leaders have joined Dan Jarvis MP and Barnsley Council Assistant Director Carol Cooper Smith to call for greater collaboration. The call comes ahead of the first ever Barnsley Business Conference on October 25 at the Metrodome. The day-long conference,… Read more »


Barnsley Ladies under 14s see off Sheffield

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Barnsley Ladies under 14s conceded the first goal for the third game in a row but still carried far too much firepower for Sheffield FC and recorded a 7-2 success. It was the girls’ first ever game against Sheffield and they were three players shy of full strength but nevertheless they recovered from a lacklustre… Read more »


Twitter ‘scourge of football’ claims Wednesday boss

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Furious Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones branded Twitter the ‘scourge of modern football’ after problems with his players using the social network. In the latest incident he slammed defender Reda Johnson’s over a Twitter claims that he will be out for two months. The 24-year-old tweeted that he was set for a lengthy spell on… Read more »


Oakwell ref stood down following arrest

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The original referee for the Barnsley v Peterborough match on Tuesday night was stood down after he was arrested on suspicion of computer hacking. Dean Mohareb, a senior member of the Football Association’s referee department, was arrested on Sunday at his home by Greater Manchester Police. He is alleged to have hacked an FA colleague’s… Read more »


£2 million cannabis factory uncovered by South Yorkshire Police

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South Yorkshire Police have discovered a cannabis factory with plants worth £1.9 million when they raided a disused nightclub after locals complained of the smell from the building. When officers broke into the Fontana Club in Attercliffe, Sheffiled, they found 1,966 plants with a street value of £1.9 million. Inspector Glen Suttenwood said: “This operation… Read more »