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New junior account executive for Capital B Media

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Chris Coates has joined South Yorkshire media training and PR consultancy Capital B Media as a junior account executive. Chris, aged 22, has joined after completing BA and Masters degrees in journalism at the University of Sheffield. Capital B Media’s clients are in the public, private and third sector. They include Barnsley Museums and Heritage… Read more »


Barnsley in Bloom winners receive their awards

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Winners from this year’s Berneslai Homes and Barnsley In Bloom garden competition attended a special evening at the Town Hall on Thursday 26th October to collect their awards. Awards were given in the following categories: general section consisting of best garden; best planter/ basket display; best vegetable garden; best environmentally friendly/ wildlife garden; an Older… Read more »


Golf day donation suits Hospice down to a tee

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A funding injection from Darton-based Copier Systems Ltd will help provide specialist compassionate care for patients at Barnsley Hospice. The firm raised raised over £500 for the hospice at their annual golf day in October. The donation will help the hospice provide specialist care for people affected by a life-limiting illness, including cancer, motor neurone… Read more »


Hospice given a boost by TSB Barnsley

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Patient care at Barnsley Hospice has been given a boost thanks to an £800 donation from TSB Barnsley. The bank, based on Market Hill in the town centre, has been raising money through raffles, collection tins and personal challenges after selecting the hospice as its charity of the year. Last week it handed over a… Read more »


Toby Tyke promises to Bee Kind

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Barnsley FC Mascot Toby Tyke joined Active Response Security in their #Bee_Kind Campaign in support of Barnsley Council and South Yorkshire Police. A packed Event at Barnsley Town Hall encouraged everyone to sign a Promise Card to #Bee_Kind as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week. Dignitaries joined children from local Schools to support the Initiative…. Read more »


Security Company sponsors elite Football Academy

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A successful Football Academy, established in Hemsworth, has benefited from sponsorship provided by Active Response Security, based in Barnsley. Costa Unida UK offers elite coaching to youngsters between the ages of six and ten at a top of the range facility. Costa Unida has over ten years experience of delivering quality football packages in Marbella,… Read more »


Charities and community organisations given help moving into digital age

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Charities and community organisations across Barnsley can now move forward in the digital age, thanks to funding and support provided by Berneslai Homes Device Doctors. The Online and Technology Funding Pot, launched in July, has now been allocated to 11 charities across the borough, helping them in different ways, from funding, donating equipment and providing… Read more »


Berneslai Homes’ apprentice wins award

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Berneslai Homes’ apprentice Jacob Fox was delighted to win the ‘Source Academy Apprentice of the Year’ award at Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce business awards. IT apprentice Jacob won the award for his digital work, including working on a guide to using Facebook safely, which was co-produced with the learning disability advocacy group ‘Wednesday’s… 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 »


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 »