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Dearne Valley pupils ‘down by the riverside’

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Artwork by pupils in the Dearne Valley will form part of a new art installation designed to reconnect people to the River Dearne. Barnsley-based artist Louise Wright is working with schoolchildren from Wombwell Park Street Primary School to gather ideas for a mixed media textile mural, which will be unveiled to the public in January… Read more »

Mayne third 50+ in Chesterfield Hill Climb

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Sunday saw Wheelers Trevor Mayne and Paul Heggie ride the Chesterfield Coureurs Hill Climb at Beeley in Derbyshire. Mayne finished the 3.7km climb in 10m 35.8s which was good enough to place him 3rd in the 50+ age group while Heggie, the oldest competitor in the event, finished in 14m 17.9s. On the club run… Read more »

MP to open new radio engineering facility

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MP Angela Smith is to open a new radio engineering facility in South Yorkshire on Friday. Gaddon Ltd, a radio frequency (RF) engineering and test solution consultancy, has moved into new offices in Penistone, near Barnsley. The workshop at Hoyle Mill allows Gaddon to carry out general RF and electronic repairs and can be hired… Read more »

‘Folk’s Poet Laureate’ coming to The Civic

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BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 and one of the foremost composers of modern folk and social commentary songs in the British Isle, Nancy Kerr, is performing at The Civic, Barnsley this November. “Quite breathtakingly beautiful.” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. A writer of rare style, Kerr’s music has drawn comparisons to… Read more »

Barnsley business community urged to back museum trust fund-raiser

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Business people in Barnsley are being urged to back a charity fund-raising dinner to help safeguard the town’s heritage. Singer-songwriter Kate Rusby (pictured) Barnsley’s own poet laureate, Ian McMillan, and Egyptologist Joann Fletcher will entertain guests at the ‘Night at the Museum’ dinner on Thursday 15 March at The Ironworks, Elsecar Heritage Centre. The event… Read more »

Students raise dough for Barnsley Hospice

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Students at Netherwood Academy in Wombwell have been putting their baking skills to the test to raise money for Barnsley Hospice’s Big Barnsley Bake Off. The Year 11 pupils took part in the challenge as part of their GCSE hospitality studies and raised £202 for the charity. The Big Barnsley Bake Off, backed by TV… Read more »

Barnsley MP joins Orgreave ‘fight for truth and justice’

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, spoke to members of the public at an event on Orgreave hosted by the Darfield Ward Labour Party and Barnsley East CLP. It brought together local Councillors, the Orgreave Trust and Justice Campaign, Trade Union representatives and the public, alongside the newly elected Barnsley MP. Actions that took place… Read more »

Police appeal for witnesses to fatal accident

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South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a collision, in which a 49-year-old man died. At around 11.50am on Sunday, a cyclist was travelling downhill along Carr Lane at Penistone, away from the A629 towards Broad Oak Lane, when the rider of the bike appears to have mounted a grass verge before… Read more »