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Barnsley MP welcomes local brewery to Parliament

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MP for Barnsley East, Stephanie Peacock, welcomed Barnsley’s Acorm Brewery to Parliament this week. The local MP arranged for the brewery’s flagship ‘Barnsley Bitter’ to be served in the Parliamentary bar as the guest ale. Along with fellow Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis, Stephanie was joined by Acorn Brewery’s Managing Director Dave Hughes and Director of… Read more »


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 »


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 »


Berneslai Homes start first self-build scheme in Barnsley for decades

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Berneslai Homes held an event with Barnsley Council this week to celebrate the start on site of foour two-bedroom semi-detached new build council homes at Bellbrooke Avenue, Darfield. The properties will be the first to be built in-house by Berneslai Homes Construction Services team, making them the first self-build scheme in Barnsley for decades. The… Read more »


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 »