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Engineering company invests £500,000 in new Barnsley base

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A surveying and engineering company has invested £500,000 in a new purpose-built headquarters in Barnsley. 1st Horizon, which specialises in 3-dimensional laser scanning of buildings and surveying for underground pipes and cables, has turned a former fizzy drinks factory in the borough into its new home. The company will officially open ‘The Old Pop Factory’… Read more »

What a great day for Alhambra’s children’s charities campaign!

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A local shopping centre in Barnsley has raised almost £7,000 with their ‘One Great Day’ fund-raising campaign, featuring a Tandem Skydive, a charity golf day  and various collections all in support of children’s charities, Great Ormond Street Hospital and South Yorkshire’s Cash for Kids. Steph Higham, Aaron Powell and Dan Hinchcliffe from the Alhambra Shopping… Read more »

Police name man who died in Barnsley altercation

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South Yorkshire Police have named the man who died following an altercation in Barnsley at the weekend as Shaun Ian Mason. At around 11.30pm on Saturday 17 June, emergency services were called to a property in Manor Court, Genn Lane, Worsbrough, following reports of a group of men and women fighting outside of the address…. Read more »

Double your money donations for The Civic

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The Civic is asking supporters to take advantage of a one-off initiative from Localgiving. From 10am till midnight, people will be able to see one off donations of up to £25 doubled, to celebrate Fundraising Day on 22 June, which is a part of Small Charity Week 2017. Helen Ball, CEO of The Civic, said:… Read more »

‘Role model’ Active Response celebrate ten-year success story

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Active Response Security Services have celebrated their ten year success story with special guests at Barnsley Town Hall. South Yorkshire’s Lord Lieutenant and Queen’s representative Andrew Coombe addressed the audience which included the Mayors of Barnsley and Rotherham and representatives of the British Security Industry Association who had travelled from London.(BSIA) Barnsley Mayor Councillor Jeff… Read more »

Barnsley finance firm Lifetime raise over £27,000 for hospices

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Barnsley-based finance firm Lifetime has now given over £27,000 to hospices via their highly successful referral scheme. Lifetime, who have their headquarters in Dodworth and also have an office in Driffield, East Yorkshire, have raised the much-needed cash for 20 hospices up and down the country. One of the latest cheques was presented  by Lifetime… Read more »

Parting of the ways for Barnsley RUFC and Shaw Lane AFC

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Barnsley RUFC is to focus solely on rugby following an in-depth review of its current ground-sharing strategy. The ground-sharing arrangement with Evostik Premier football team Shaw Lane AFC, has been reviewed by both parties and the conclusion has been reached that the best interests of both clubs would be served by an amicable parting of… Read more »

Help Berneslai Homes take top spot and put Barnsley on the map

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Berneslai Homes have expressed  their delight at being again shortlisted for the 24 Housing Top 10 Social Landlords. Now they need your help and support. The list has been shortlisted by a national poll by 24 Housing magazine. Berneslai Homes was shortlisted for some big achievements including: collecting 98.5% of rent and helping tenants gain… Read more »