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Digital showcase goes from strength to strength

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Web designers and developers from across the UK filled Barnsley’s Digital Media Centre for a sell out tech conference on Saturday. The Digital Barn event attracted 115 delegates and was organised by Barnsley-based web designers Matt Watson and Kimb Jones. The event featured informative presentations, workshops, banter and idea sharing. Speakers included former Barnsley Council… Read more »


Lidl superstore opens up in Barnsley town centre

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A Lidl superstore opened up in Barnsley town centre this week, following a ceremony attended by the Mayor, Councillor Dorothy Higginbottom. The store stands on the site of the former Co-op ‘Pioneer’ supermarket at the corner of Peel Street, Westway and the townend roundabout. The site boasts a 120 space car park which shoppers can use free of… Read more »


Berneslai Homes ask for views on annual report

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Berneslai Homes have sent out their annual report this week to all tenants and leaseholders. It presents key performance information and achievements throughout the year and reflects on how far the company have come over the last ten years as an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO), managing homes on behalf of Barnsley Council. The report… Read more »


Barnsley Law Society opts to merge

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One of the largest local law societies in the country is set to be created in South Yorkshire – after the Barnsley Law Society announced plans to merge with the Sheffield and District Law Society. It will bring together over 4,000 legal professionals working throughout the region. Although the society does not provide legal advice, it offers… Read more »


Berneslai Homes seeking views from tenants

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Berneslai Homes seeking views from tenants about changes to Barnsley Council’s tenancy agreement. Berneslai Homes, the organisation who manages the council housing service on behalf of the council, want the views of its tenants on some changes they want to make to the tenancy agreement council tenants have with their landlord. They are writing to all tenants over… Read more »


Budding hairdressers need support

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Barnsley’s aspiring hairdressers urgently need more clients to support them throughout their Apprenticeship training, according to one leading hairdressing training provider. Dimensions Training Solutions, Yorkshire’s largest independent hairdressing provider, say apprentices at their Barnsley Academy need more clients in order to practice their skills and become qualified hairdressers. While apprentices cut, colour and style, they… Read more »



Enterprising Barnsley to hold free business networking event

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Enterprising Barnsley is staging a free Business Networking Event on Tuesday, October 16 (12 noon-2pm) at Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre. The seminar aims to take companies through the key areas to consider when managing difficult people – and will help you to: A: set out the relationship between the employer and employee. B: analyse and define the organisations structure… Read more »


Berneslai Homes customers happier than ever

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Independent research recently carried out for Berneslai Homes has shown that their customers are happier than ever! The results from their annual customer ‘STAR’ survey, which was posted out to a random sample of tenants in the summer, show that overall satisfaction with Berneslai Homes as a landlord is at a record level. Overall satisfaction with the service… Read more »


Fishy Paralympic problem is solved by Barnsley firm

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A last-minute hitch threatening to affect the closing ceremony of the London Paralympic Games has been resolved thanks to the sterling efforts of a Barnsley-based company. Laser cutting and engraving specialists Cutting Technologies were recently contacted by top designer Moritz Waldemeyer with a very special last-minute job. Moritz urgently needed nearly 2000 laser cut pieces… Read more »