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Toby Tyke and new friend Buzz Bee ask Reds’ fans to #Bee Kind

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Barnsley mascot Toby Tyke found a new friend in Buzz Bee at the Reds’ home game with Derby County on Saturday and together they encouraged the crowd to #Bee_Kind. BuzzBee is a Football mad 3D Character, innovated and brought together by Barnsley based Active Response Security Services as a teaching tool to safeguard primary school… Read more »


Question Time at The Civic next week

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BBC Question Time is headed to Barnsley on Thursday 14th December with panellists including Nicky Morgan MP (Conservative) and Rebecca Long-Bailey MP (Labour). Hosted by David Dimbleby, it is the first time the political debate show has been hosted at The Civic. The Grade II listed building was originally built as a Public Hall by… Read more »


IT firm expands into Barnsley

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A fast-growing IT firm is expanding into Barnsley and creating three new digital jobs. RDS Global Ltd will move into new office space at Barnsley’s popular Digital Media Centre (DMC) with the support of Enterprising Barnsley, the business development arm of Barnsley Council. RDS Global currently employs 30 staff across two offices in Derby and… Read more »


A Truck-load of help for Hospice

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A group of colleagues from Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK have pledged to raise funds for Barnsley Hospice over the next 12 months. Mercedes-Benz Trucks, which has its operations base at Wentworth Park in Tankersley, recently launched a new charity and CSR strategy which enables colleagues to support causes that are close to their hearts. The funds… Read more »


MP urges shoppers to donate to foodbanks

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, recently visited a foodbank collection point in Hoyland, to encourage donations and raise awareness. Located at the Tesco in Hoyland, the collection point gives shoppers the chance to add extra items into their shopping trolleys before donating them to the foodbank on their way out. Tesco has also promised… Read more »


TV star crowns Barnsley Bake Off winners

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TV presenter Sam Nixon has crowned the winners of Barnsley Hospice’s Big Barnsley Bake Off competition. Rai Plews, from Worsborough, and Claire Coles, from Athersley, were jointly named ‘star bakers’ after raising over £1,150 between them, with the help of friends and family. The year 11 class at Netherwood Academy in Wombwell scooped the ‘showstopper’… Read more »



A Capital result for Millhouse Green PR agency

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A South Yorkshire public relations and media training agency has won two prestigious industry awards. Capital B Media collected the Gold award for Best Publication and Silver for Outstanding Small PR Consultancy at last night’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The firm, based in Millhouse Green near Penistone,… Read more »


M&S staff raise £20,000 for Barnsley Hospice

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Staff at Marks & Spencer have shown their support for Barnsley Hospice by raising more than £20,000. Over the past 12 months, the team at the Barnsley store have raised the money through customer donations for bag packing, in-store raffles and collections, and donating the 5p carrier bag levy. They also used funding from the… Read more »


Kate Rusby becomes patron of Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust

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Folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby has become a patron of Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust. Kate joins professor and Egyptologist, Joann Fletcher and author, Mel Dyke who became patrons in 2016. The Trust was set up in 2015 to help preserve, enhance and promote the borough’s heritage for the future. Kate, who lives in Barnsley, is often called… Read more »