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A fiver off selected Oakwell match tickets

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Barnsley FC are giving a £5 discount off selected fixtures for those supporters who attend next Tuesday’s home clash with rock-bottom Peterborough United (October 2, kick-off 7.45pm). The discount – for an upcoming match – comes on top of the already reduced ticket prices for the encounter with Darren Ferguson’s Posh, which have been cut… Read more »


Archbishop of York full of praise for Holy Trinity School

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The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, had high praise for Holy Trinity School in Barnsley, as he led a chapel service at the venue alongside The Bishop of Hallam, John Rawsthorne. Holy Trinity is the only Catholic and Church of England school serving three-to-sixteen year olds in the country. The Archbishop also signed the… Read more »


Schoolgirl missing from Barnsley care home – police appeal

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A 13-year-old schoolgirl has disappeared from a care home in Blacker Hill, sparking increasing fears over her welfare. Tamara Irving was last seen at 9.20pm last Friday, 21 September, at Barwick House care home on Wentworth Road, Blacker Hill near Hoyland. Police say Tamara is from the Bradford area but has been living at Barwick… Read more »


Barnsley Ladies under 14s receive new strip from Premier League players

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Premier League players have donated a new football kit to Barnsley Ladies under 14s. The under 14s are one of over 1,000 teams to receive the new strip after successfully applying to the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme. The scheme is supported by the squads of all 20 Barclays Premier League clubs to provide under 16 clubs, schools and youth… Read more »


Hitman Hatton on his way…..to Barnsley and the Tandoori Hut!

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British boxing great Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton MBE is returning to the ring in his home city of Manchester in November – but the people of Barnsley have been giving the tremendous opportunity of meeting the popular fighter before then – at a special night at a spectacular local restaurant. Tandoori Hut on Wakefield Road, Staincross is celebrating its… Read more »


Barnsley to host Human Library

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Barnsley’s second ‘Human Library’ takes place on Wednesday, October 10 at the town central’s Central Library on Shambles Street. And the libraries service is encouraging people to consider becoming a ‘book’ for the event this year. The ‘human books’ wanted for this year are people who might face discrimination or prejudice, for example because of… Read more »


EAST-STANDER: A return to the ‘good old days’

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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. It was just like the ‘good old days’ against Blackpool, with a good atmosphere, good attendance, a good match, end to end… Read more »



Will slashed ticket prices attract bumper crowd for Barnsley-Blackpool ‘birthday bash’?

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Barnsley FC have slashed ticket prices for Saturday’s appetising Championship clash with table-toppers Blackpool – but will the move attract a bumper crowd to Oakwell? It is hoped that stayaway supporters will be persuaded to take advantage of the club’s cut-price offer and swell the attendance. Last Saturday’s battling home victory over Bristol City was… Read more »


Debenhams, H&M and Odeon all heading for Barnsley town centre

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Debenhams, H&M and Odeon are just three of the big companies who are heading to Barnsley as part of the council’s town centre redevelopment project. Four plots of land in the town centre have been handed over to the council for the project – the Metropolitan Centre, numbers 2-18 May Day Green, Carpet World and… Read more »