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Hospice patient care supported by TSB donation

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Patient care at Barnsley Hospice has been given a boost thanks to a donation from TSB Barnsley. The bank, based on Market Hill in Barnsley town centre, handed over a cheque for £309 raised through Easter and Valentine’s Day themed events, including raffles and lucky number draws. TSB Barnsley has selected the hospice as its… Read more »

Primark scoops Alhambra shopper award

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The Alhambra Shopping Centre hosted its Retailer Awards last week to give praise to the shops on offer for Barnsley residents. The entire centre was invited to enter and nominate across seven award categories that included: Best Retail Presentation Best Involvement in Marketing Initiatives Health & Safety Shopper Award Best Large Store Best Medium Store… Read more »

Search begins for a 21st century miller

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The search has begun for a 21st century miller to continue an ancient tradition in South Yorkshire. The 17th century Worsbrough Mill in Barnsley, which has been milling flour since 1865, has launched a national search to find a miller who will continue the ancient tradition of stone grinding flour using water power. Worsbrough Mill… Read more »

Barnsley teacher gets on his bike to raise money for Hospice

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A South Yorkshire English teacher is swapping literature for lycra to take on the Tour de Yorkshire sportive next month in support of Barnsley Hospice. Craig Fletcher, 31, lives in Dodworth, and teaches at the town’s Horizon Community College. On Sunday 6 May he will complete the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride, taking on 120km… Read more »

MP calls for better opportunities for the people of Barnsley

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, made a speech in Parliament calling for a more inclusive economy that would provide better opportunities for people in Barnsley. She took the chance to make the call in a recent Parliamentary debate on ‘Social Mobility and the Economy’. According to the Social Mobility Foundation, Barnsley sits in the… Read more »

Financial planners raise wealth of funds for Barnsley Hospice

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Dodworth-based financial planners Lifetime have generated a ‘wealth’ of funds for Barnsley Hospice through their continued support of the charity. The firm has raised £18,422 since 2010, with the majority coming from its successful referral scheme. The total has also been boosted through sponsorship of the charity’s mascot, Oscar, and of the annual Barnsley Hospice… Read more »

A striking story as Reds’ derby triumph boosts survival hopes

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Barnsley 3, Sheffield United 2 (SkyBet Championship) In an intriguing tale of three strikers Barnsley not only earned the pride that comes with a South Yorkshire derby victory, but also, more importantly, clinched three precious points in their fight for Championship survival. The triumphant triumvirate of Tom Bradshaw, Kieffer Moore and Oli McBurnie combined with… Read more »

World’s longest-running photographic exhibition returns to The Civic

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The Royal Photographic Society’s international photography exhibition is to return to The Civic this month, accompanied by a special artist talk by Carolyn Mendelsohn. The world’s longest running photographic exhibition, now in its 160th year, features a huge range of photographic techniques, styles and subjects, including intimate portraits, haunting abstracts, strangely quiet landscapes, cars, sheep,… Read more »